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Published on: 14 Sep 2016 By

New Regulation Outlines Process for Implementing Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Frameworks

Currently, the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (“BPSAA”) imposes what amounts to a compensation freeze on “designated executives” within a relatively small set of Broader Public Sector (“BPS”) organizations such as hospitals, school boards, universities and colleges. The Broad…

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Published on: 2 Sep 2016 By

New Code of Practice for Workplace Harassment Provisions of OHSA

The Ontario Ministry of Labour has now issued a Code of Practice containing direction with respect to its expectations for the implementation of Bill 132, which amends the workplace harassment provisions of the Occupational Health & Safety Act (“OHSA”). However, a few remaining “grey ar…

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Published on: 24 Aug 2016 By

The tricky business of limitations and contaminated land claims

In May of 2016, the Superior Court of Justice delivered reasons in Valco Instruments Canada v. Imperial Oil, dismissing in part a defendant’s summary judgment motion related to a contaminated land claim. The court concluded that the limitation period for a negligence claim had expired by the…

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Published on: 22 Aug 2016 By

UP, UP, AND AWAY: What’s new with Notice periods?

Unfortunately for employers, there is a fair bit new with notice periods and not in a welcome direction. While 24 months has typically been viewed as the upper end of reasonable notice periods, there have been a number of decisions recently which have challenged that assumption. In Markoulak…

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