Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs: The Proposed Shake-up to Ontario Labour Laws

On May 30, 2017, The Ontario government announced a new, proposed, legislation, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act 2017. The proposal includes many amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) as well as changes to the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA). It is important to keep in mind that these are all proposed changes […]

Wood v. Deeley 2017 Court of Appeal Decision: A Must Read for Employers!

In the recent case Wood v. Fred Deeley Imports Ltd., 2017 ONCA 158 (CanLII) , the Ontario Court of Appeal determined that any breach of Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) in a termination clause of an employment contract, will render it unenforceable. The employer, Fred Deeley Imports Ltd. (“Deeley”) hired Ms. Julia Wood (“Wood”) in […]