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ANNOUNCEMENT

Mathews Dinsdale expands its footprint in Atlantic Canada

We are excited to announce the opening of our new office in New Brunswick. We would also like to welcome new Partner, David W. Clark, to the Firm who will be based out of our Fredericton office.

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Ontario Court of Appeal shifts the focus away from “adequacy” of consideration in employment agreements

In Giacomodonato v. PearTree Securities Inc., 2024 ONCA 437, the Court of Appeal upheld the lower court’s decision that there was fresh consideration for the plaintiff’s second employment contract and confirmed that courts are concerned with the existence rather than the adequacy of consideration. Therefore, the second employment contract was enforceable and governed the plaintiff’s entitlements on the termination of his employment.

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Ontario Court Denies Certification in “Misclassification” Class Action

On June 3, 2024, the Ontario Superior Court dismissed a motion to certify a class action alleging misclassification of independent contractors on the basis of their assignment by a temporary help agency. The Court found that the issue of whether an individual was subject to an agreement to assign under section 74.3 of the Employment Standards Act, 2000, (“ESA”) could not be determined on a class-wide basis.

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New Federal Ban on Replacement Workers

On May 27, 2024, the House of Commons unanimously passed Bill C-58 (the “Bill”), which seeks to restrict federally-regulated employers from hiring replacement workers during lockouts or strikes.

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Announcement

Mathews Dinsdale is delighted to announce the addition of its new Associate, Junggun Park to the Firm’s Toronto office.  Welcome to the team!

Announcement

Mathews Dinsdale is delighted to announce the addition of its new Partner, David W. Clark to the Firm's new Fredericton office. David has practised labour and employment law for over 35 years and brings comprehensive expertise in providing legal and strategic expertise to employers. Welcome to the team

Announcement

Mathews Dinsdale is delighted to announce the addition of its new Associate, Nicole Chanderpaul to the Firm’s Toronto office.  Welcome to the team!

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