Family Caregiver Leave: What You Need to Know

Ontario law, by statute, protects workers who are required to take time off work for personal family emergencies. Many workers have such responsibilities outside of their working duties and Ontario law offers protections to them. Who is Protected? Employees are allowed an unpaid leave up to 8 weeks total in a calendar year to provide […]

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Human Rights Tribunal Decides Remedy in “Citizenship” Case

In a prior posting, we discussed the “liability” or fault decision of the Human Rights Tribunal in an unusual and dramatic case. That decision found that the employer had acted in a manner contrary to the Human Rights Code when it required that all new hires be eligible to work in Canada on a permanent […]

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Voting Accommodation for Employees

Canadians will go to the voting booths on October 21st to elect their federal Member of Parliament. The right to vote is an important public right for which protections have been created to ensure that employees have sufficient time off work to vote. Persons eligible to vote should be aware of their legal rights to […]

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