In the lead-up to the election, the provincial government continues to announce new workplace laws. Most recently, Bill 88, the Working for Workers Act, 2022, and its associated proposal on employee monitoring. In this blog, we discuss what Bill 88, if passed, would mean for employee surveillance in the workplace. 1. The Basics As with […]
Employment Standards Act
On December 2, 2021, the Ontario government passed the Working for Workers Act, 2021, previously known as Bill 27. The Act amends Ontario employment legislation, including the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”). One of the changes garnering significant attention is the introduction of new provisions concerning an employee’s right to disconnect from work. […]
Associate Mika Imai provides employment law information in the age of COVID-19 — what to do if your boss wants you to self-quarantine without pay. Check out the Globe and Mail article here. Have more questions about the impact of COVID-19 on your workplace? Contact us.
A proposed class action on behalf of Uber drivers seeking entitlements to minimum standards (e.g. minimum wage, benefits, overtime, holiday pay, etc.) under the Employment Standards Act (ESA) will be allowed to proceed before the Ontario Courts. The Ontario Court of Appeal reversed a lower court decision enforcing an arbitration clause. In doing so, the […]
A provincial review of workplace laws could overtake a class-action lawsuit by Canadian Uber drivers who want the company to recognize them as employees. The recently filed proposed class action is the latest in a series of suits brought in various jurisdictions alleging Uber drivers are employees, rather than independent contractors, as the ride-sharing company currently categorizes […]