Caveat: The information below is not legal advice. The Regulation is ambiguous in parts and exemptions apply. — As we reported earlier, on May 29, 2020, the Ontario government amended the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) through Ontario Regulation 228/20. The stated purpose is to prevent businesses from “unsustainable termination costs” and facilitate the […]
On May 29, 2020, the Ontario government introduced Regulation O. Reg. 228/20: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave. The new regulation re-characterizes certain layoffs related to COVID-19 as an emergency leave under the Employment Standards Act. We are still reviewing the newly introduced legislation and will have further details on the impact for employees and employers. Wondering […]
Since our last update on March 21, 2020, we’ve seen several changes to the government assistance being offered. We’ve done our best to summarize these below. Please note, this is general information, not legal advice, and is based on information current only to April 3, 2020 and is specific to Ontario. Topics covered: Canada Emergency […]
By Mika Imai For employees with share entitlements, a big-ticket question post-termination is often whether the employer must compensate the employee for their shares and, if so, the timeline for the sale. Typically, the answer to this question depends on whether the Shareholders’ Agreement is enforceable in court. Most plans mandate an automatic transfer of […]
Kumail once again co-chaired the Law Society of Ontario’s 20th Annual Employment Law Summit on November 1, 2019.
Mika has recently been quoted in an article dealing with recent changes to the Federal Labour Code and how those changes will effect protections for employees. Read the full article here.
Mika Imai was recently quoted in an article discussing the merits and drawbacks of Ontario’s new sexual education curriculum, and the importance of having a proper, well-versed curriculum in place. Read the full article here.
Kumail was recently quoted in an article about the rejection of the freestanding civil tort of harassment and how it may effect how harassment is dealt with in the Courts moving forward. Read the full article here.