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New Job-Protected Leaves Introduced in Ontario

On March 5, 2013, the Ontario government introduced new legislation which, if passed, would create three new job-protected leaves under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”). If these new leaves are added to the ESA, caregivers would be allowed to provide support to their loved ones without fear of being dismissed by their employer. The

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Supreme Court of Canada to Rule on Expanding Reach of Mandatory Retirement

Should individuals who are not technically “employees” be afforded the same protections as employees, even though they are self-employed? The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada to grant leave to appeal from the British Columbia Court of Appeal’s decision in McCormick v. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, 2012 BCCA 313 will tackle just how

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Are You a 22-22-22 Employee?

If you’re reading this post in the evening, through a mobile device, and you’re still working, you are likely part of Generation Y. Born between 1981 and 2000, the 12 million Canadian members of Generation Y, have accepted working hours and conditions that, according to a recent article in the New York Times, have coined

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Are Political Beliefs a Creed?

In speaking to employers, and particularly to human resources professionals, I often hear how challenging they find it to accommodate their employees’ needs as they relate to creed, both because of the sensitive nature of discussions around religion and the uniqueness of each employee’s genuinely held beliefs. A recent decision by the Ontario Superior Court

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