August 7, 2018

Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Rules that Discontinuing Benefits at Age 65 is Unconstitutional

Decision In Talos v Grand Erie District School Board, 2018 HRTO 680, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario found that s. 25(2.1) of the Human Rights Code (“Code”), which essentially allows employers to cut benefits once employees reach age 65, is unconstitutional. Specifically, the Tribunal held that the Code’s “carve out” violates the equality provision…

July 20, 2018

Reforms to Police Record Checks Coming into Force on November 1, 2018

Recent Publications Krista Kais-Prial’s recent article entitled “Accommodating Chronic Illness in the Workplace: How to Support Employees for Success” was recently published in HR Professional magazine’s June 2018 edition. The article can be accessed here. The Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 (“Act”), which was passed in December 2015, will become law on November 1,…

June 20, 2018

Employee Voting Rights on Election Day

Ontario’s provincial general election is scheduled for June 7, 2018. Employers should be mindful of their obligations and the widespread misconceptions with respect to employee voting rights on Election Day. Eligibility to Vote An employee must be a Canadian citizen and Ontario resident who is 18 years of age or older on the day of…

May 28, 2018

Previous Public Holiday Pay Calculation Reinstated Starting with the July 1, 2018 Holiday

Previous Public Holiday Pay Calculation Reinstated Starting with the July 1, 2018 Holiday The Ontario Government has announced that it will review the public holiday system under Part X of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) following feedback and discussions with stakeholders. The review will be conducted in 2018. As an interim measure, the government…

May 9, 2018

Pay Transparency Legislation Passed

  The Ontario Government’s Bill 3, Pay Transparency Act, 2018 has passed third reading. The legislation will require that compensation be based on a job’s requirements and a candidate’s qualifications, and that certain employers track and publish information about compensation in their organizations. The new rules are scheduled to come into effect on January 1,…

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