New Requirements for Police Record Checks in Ontario

In December 2015, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario passed the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015. The Act was tabled in response to increasing concerns about the inappropriate and uneven disclosure of personal information during police record checks. Employees and employers should be aware of this new Act, which will soon be coming into force […]

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Are an Employer’s Financial Circumstances Relevant in the Calculation of Reasonable Notice?

In Michela v. St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic School, 2015 ONCA 801 [Michela], the Ontario Court of Appeal addressed an employment law question which has become increasingly important in tough economic times: are an employer’s financial circumstances a relevant consideration in determining the period of reasonable notice? Writing for a unanimous Court, the Honourable Justice […]

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Protecting Employees’ Tips

In the last month, a number of employment and labour legislation issues have made the news. One of the major items was the province’s decision to ban employers from taking a cut of tips that are meant for servers and other hospitality service workers. On December 7, 2015, Bill 12, the Protecting Employees’ Tips Act, […]

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