Understanding OSC’s Whistleblower Program

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Earlier this summer, the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) launched a new whistleblower program aimed at encouraging individuals to report securities-related misconduct, such as market manipulation, insider trading, irregularities in the areas of financial reporting and general misrepresentation to the OSC. The program is similar to one currently in effect in Quebec, but unlike the Quebec… Read more »

Are Your Bonus Policies Putting Your Company At Risk?

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Bonus policies can be a great employee incentive, but they might also be putting your company at risk. When an employee is terminated, the employee’s bonus entitlement can become a contentious matter, especially if the employee claims they’re entitled to a portion – or the entirety – of their bonus as part of their termination… Read more »

What Role Should Childcare Play in Your Ontario Business?

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Few families have the ability to have a full-time stay-at-home parent. Most families in Ontario are comprised of two working parents, and that means an increased need for affordable, accessible, quality daycare. Parents who don’t have to worry about their children while they’re on the job are genuinely happier and more productive in the workplace…. Read more »

Arbitrator Says “Yes”: Companies Must Protect Employees on Social Media

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A recent arbitration, “Transit Union, Local 113 v. Toronto Transit Commission,” found that the TTC didn’t do everything it could have to protect its employees from harassment and discrimination when it came to abusive posts from the public on its official TTC Twitter account. The Case The Toronto Transit Commission created an official Twitter account… Read more »