November 23, 2018

The Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (Bill 47) and the Pay Transparency Act

The Ontario government has passed the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (Bill 47). Bill 47 will come into effect on January 1, 2019. The Act will repeal amendments made by the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2018 (Bill 148) that came into effect last year, as well as amendments under Bill 148 (e.g.,…

November 14, 2018

Confidentiality in mediation

By Staff Confidentiality means different things to different people, Toronto employment law mediators Barry B. Fisher and Peter Israel tell (Read more…)

November 6, 2018

Significant Proposed Changes to the Canada Labour Code

The Canadian government has proposed changes to the Canada Labour Code that would significantly affect federal undertakings and federal workers. It is not yet known when Bill C-86, which was introduced in the House of Commons on October 29, 2018, will become law. Under the proposed Bill, federal workers would be entitled to five days…

October 29, 2018

A new twist on resolving employment disputes

By Staff Using an expedited process of mediation and arbitration is trimming time and money from the typically drawn-out process of settling disputes between employers and fired employees, says Toronto mediator and employment lawyer Peter Israel…(Read more…)  

October 26, 2018

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

The Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 (“Act”), which was passed in December 2015, will become law on November 1, 2018. The Act will standardize the request and disclosure procedure for police record checks, and limit the type of information that can be released in order to prevent the disclosure of unnecessary information. Specifically, the…

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