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Category: Family Status Accomodations

The Cost of Not Reinstating a Woman to her Job After She Completes a Pregnancy Leave

By , December 23, 2015 9:23 am

The Cost of Not Reinstating a Woman to her Job After She Completes a Pregnancy Leave We receive calls from employers who have hired a replacement for an employee who has gone on pregnancy leave and want to keep the replacement. When we tell these employers that the person on leave has the right to Continue Reading…

Top 10 Employment Law Stories of 2014

By , December 9, 2014 2:02 am

The end of the year is nigh… And Ontario looks a little bit different…at least, from an employment law perspective. More and more, Canadians are taking legal matters into their own hands and 2014 gave employees the power to do so in a faster way than ever before. As mental health issues are becoming more common in the workforce, Continue Reading…

Doing Business in Ontario: New Employment Laws Are Overwhelming Small Businesses

By , August 12, 2014 9:41 am

New Mandatory Training Obligations for Small Employers Mandatory Training under AODA has been in effect since January 1, 2012 Most small employers are not aware of the existence of AODA because most employees and customers are not disabled and the issue of providing access to or accommodating disabled customers does therefore not occur very often. Continue Reading…

A Summary of Our Recent Blogs on Developments in Ontario’s Employment Laws

By , July 28, 2014 12:26 pm

Employee terminations: Information you need to provide your lawyer before terminating an employee.  Do not terminate an employee before speaking with your employment lawyer. To find out why, click here. Frequently Asked Questions about Probationary Employees. Employers often make faulty assumptions about probationary employees. To find out the answers to five questions about these kinds Continue Reading…

Family Status Accommodations – for times when babies need tending and parents need mending (Part II)

By , May 9, 2014 7:04 pm

Family Status: The Fiona Johnstone decision On May 2, 2014 the Federal Court of Appeal released a decision which considered an employer’s duty to modify an employee’s hours to accommodate the employee’s childcare obligations; i.e. an employee’s family status. Fiona Johnstone and her husband worked a 56-day schedule at Pearson International Airport. They had a Continue Reading…

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