Legal Words

By Melissa Campeau

Workplaces have been continuously evolving over the past few decades, and issues surrounding the employer/employee relationship (and everything in between) are far from black and white.

By Michael Donsky

On April 29, 2014, the Employment Standards Amendments Act (Leaves to Help Families), 2014, passed third reading in the Ontario legislature.

By Sheryl L. Johnson

Protection against discrimination on the basis of family status is relatively new in Canada. Perhaps its relative “newness” contributes to making it one of the most difficult forms of workplace accommodation requests for employers to respond to.

By Laura K. Williams

By now, your organization is likely aware that new legislation commonly referred to as Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) is coming into effect on July 1, 2014.

By Jordan Deering

Year after year, fraud becomes more prevalent in workplaces across Canada. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse (2012) estimates that a typical organization loses five per cent of its annual revenues to fraud. In many instances, a company’s employees are the biggest fraud risks to the business’ bottom line.

By R. Mark Fletcher and Jeff C. Hopkins

When the Supreme Court of Canada speaks, the entire country listens. Although employment law cases rarely reach Canada’s highest Court, every few years or so, an employment law case will reach the Supreme Court and the case will have national implications for decades to come.