The ON Government has introduced the Working for Workers Act, 2021 which, if passed, will, among other things, ban non-compete agreements, require recruiters and temporary help agencies to be licenced, and mandate that certain employers implement “right to disconnect” policies.Read more
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Canadian Occupational Safety
Canada’s premier publication on occupational health and safety matters in Canada announces Mathews Dinsdale, and three partners from our national OHS & Workers’ Compensation Practice, as winners of their inaugural 5-Star Safety Lawyers and Law Firms Award. We are proud to have the largest group of OHS lawyers of any firm in Canada recognized by COS as amongst the best and the brightest trusted for OHS advice and representation in Canada.
Labour Arbitrators Have Sole Jurisdiction over Human Rights Claims by Unionized Employees says the Supreme Court of Canada
In a decision that will provide much-needed clarity to employers across the country, the SCC held that the Manitoba Human Rights Commission did not have jurisdiction to hear a human rights complaint by a unionized employee.Read more
Updated Guidance on Use of ROE Codes for Employee Non-Compliance with Mandatory Vaccination Policies
Employment and Social Development Canada has released updated guidance on what codes to use in what circumstances, and what questions an employer can expect to answer.Read more
Canadian Occupational Safety, Canada’s premier publication on OH&S, announces Mathews Dinsdale and its partners, Cheryl Edwards, Jeremy Warning and Loretta Bouwmeester winners of their inaugural 5-Star Safety Lawyers and Law Firm Award. “Our research team has tirelessly worked to uncover the best and brightest legal minds in the OHS sphere”. Thank you!
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of William George Phelps, Q.C., LL.B. on September 20, 2021. Bill established his reputation as one of the country’s leading labour relations lawyer and dedicated his entire 50 plus years of practice with Mathews Dinsdale. His legacy will live forever within the firm and he will be missed.
We are proud to announce that Loretta Bouwmeester, of our Calgary office, has been nominated for the Leadership in the Profession (Private Practice) award presented by Women in the Law Leadership of Alberta. This award will recognize and applaud a lawyer in private practice who has shown extraordinary leadership and a commitment to being a positive role model for other lawyers.
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