Jordan Cantor and Jonathan N. Borrelli

Working For Workers Five Act Introduced – What This Means for Employers

Since the first iteration of the Working for Workers Act in 2021, Ontario’s provincial government has made significant changes to the province’s employment law regime….

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Working For Workers Four Act Receives Royal Assent – What This Means For Employers

Bill 149 (Working for Workers Four Act, 2024) received royal assent on March 21, 2024. Bill 149, announced in November 2023, introduces several new obligations…

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Important Update: New “Bad Words” for Employment Contracts

As we say, the law is constantly evolving – and it has just evolved again in an important way. Over the past 20 years, judges…

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What Organizations Need to Know About Canada’s New Anti-Forced Labour Supply Chain Law

The Canadian government’s new law addressing modern slavery in supply chains came into force on January 1, 2024. The “Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child…

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New Year, New Vacation Considerations

It’s the new year! For most employers and employees, vacation calendars reset in January. This is an opportune time to review vacation policies and entitlements…

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Upcoming and Proposed Changes to Ontario’s Workplace Laws

Once again, employers should brace themselves for important changes to employment laws in Ontario. The Ontario government has a series of legislative changes that came…

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New Termination Notice Amounts for Federally Regulated Employers

As many employers know, where an employer terminates the employment of an employee in Canada “without cause” (or as I am more frequently referring to…

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Substantial Change to Job Duties Can Invalidate the Employment Agreement

The highest court in Ontario has recently confirmed that where an employer substantially changes the duties of an employee (even with their consent) outside of…

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