Top 10 Employment Law Cases and Developments of 2018

1.  Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (“Bill 148”) Came into Effect 2018 started off with a bang as the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (“Bill 148”) came into effect on January 1, 2018. Bill 148 resulted in the most significant amendments to Ontario’s employment legislation, the Employment Standards Act (the “ESA”), that the province had seen […]

The “Bill 148” Rollercoaster Comes to a Crashing Halt

Revised: November 26, 2018 That loud crash you heard? Don’t worry – that was just Ontario Premier Doug Ford derailing the province’s least favorite rollercoaster the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, colloquially known as “Bill 148”. Background For those of you just tuning in, Bill 148 was originally introduced by the Ontario government in May […]

An Employment Law Perspective on the 2018 Provincial Election

Tomorrow is Election Day in Ontario and given the great ideological disparity between the two frontrunners, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives and Andrea Horwath’s New Democratic Party, we here at Rodney Employment Law are eagerly awaiting the results, to gain a better understanding of the direction the new party will be taking the province. While all […]

The Pitfalls of Unpaid Internships: What You Need to Know

With the summer months now upon us, many employers have brought on, or will look to hire summer interns. Some of these interns will be hired through a school program, where they fall under an exclusion outlined in section 3(5) of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), specifically for students of a program approved by a […]

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 […]

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