Changing Workplaces Review: Employment Standards

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Over the past weeks, we have addressed the areas of concern for the Ontario Labour board. Wrapping up this series, we address a few final points in the Changing Workplaces Review. The board will review and possibly update the regulations set out by the Employment Standards Act of 2000 (ESA) for Ontario workplaces in areas… Read more »

Changing Workplaces Review: Changing Pressures and Trends

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At the time, the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) and the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA) seemed to cover every aspect of employment, protecting both employers and individuals. Since these Acts were made law, the workplace has continued to evolve rapidly. As such, the Ontario Labour Board thought it wise to revisit this legislation, paying… Read more »

Changing Workplaces Review: Labour Relation History and Scope of Coverage

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The Labour Relations Act is largely responsible for regulating labour in Ontario since 1993. Amendments have been enacted the two decades since, but because of changes in the nature of work and industry, the Labour Board has decided that now is the time to review those regulations to determine what changes need to be made… Read more »

Understanding Employment Termination Laws in Ontario – Sometimes It Works Both Ways

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Two very different Ontario court cases have helped to clarify the responsibilities of both employers and employees when it comes to their legal rights in employment termination. Here is a summary of those cases and the lessons that were learned through these proceedings. Case #1 Singh v Qualified Metal Fabricators Ltd. Mr. Singh had been… Read more »