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Published on: 3 Nov 2015 By

Unionized Employee Dismissed from Hydro One for Off-Duty Conduct Reinstated to His Former Position

Last summer a significant amount of media attention was focused on employees being terminated for actions that occurred outside of working hours. One of the most notorious cases involved a unionized Hydro One employee who was dismissed for making vulgar and sexist comments to a television ne…

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Published on: 14 Oct 2015 By

Ontario Labour Relations Board Finds that Employee Fired for Sleeping on the Job is Still Entitled to Termination Pay

Many employers are aware that they can terminate an individual’s employment without notice where there is “cause” (generally acts that fundamentally undermine the employment relationship such as theft, violence in the workplace, etc.). However, employers may not be aware that Ontario’s emplo…

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Published on: 9 Oct 2015 By

Time Off to Vote for Federal Election – October 19, 2015

The Federal election is fast approaching. There are a number of ways for employees to vote, including: In person on Election Day – October 19, 2015 from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm in Ontario. In person on the advance voting days – October 9, 10, 11 and 12, 2015 from noon to 8 pm. In person...

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Published on: 8 Oct 2015 By

Disclosure requirements bring challenges for franchisors

The greatest disadvantages facing franchisors in Canada include the costs, complexities and risks associated with franchise disclosure, including possible personal liability for the signatories of the franchise disclosure document, franchise lawyer Peter Dillon tells Corporate LiveWire’s Fra…

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Published on: 24 Sep 2015 By

Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) increases demands on employers in construction sector Certification Applications

From the “are you kidding me??” file … When employers in the construction sector receive an Application for Certification by a Union, they have two business days to file a Response. You can imagine the whirlwind of activity this creates even if the Application comes to the attention of the r…

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Published on: 24 Sep 2015 By

How Will the Recent Changes to Ontario Accident Benefits Affect Your Rehabilitation

On September 1st, 2015 there were important changes to Ontario’s Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule. These changes significantly lowered the benefits available to Ontarians who are injured in a motor vehicle accident. This article looks at the changes and discusses how they impact accident…

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