The deadline to establish an electronic monitoring policy is fast approaching. Bill 88 amended the Employment Standards Act to require employers to have a written policy on electronic monitoring of employees in place by October 11, 2022.Read more
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B.C. Supreme Court: Unpaid Leave for Violation of Mandatory Vaccination Policy Is Not Termination of Employment
Believed to be the first civil court decision of its kind in Canada, the BC Supreme Court has dismissed an employee’s claim for constructive dismissal which was brought after the employee was placed on an unpaid leave of absence for failing to comply with her employer’s mandatory vaccination policy.Read more
In this issue: 1) To Track or Not to Track: Your Organization Needs an Electronic Monitoring Policy for That; 2) Kosteckyj v Paramount: Employee had 25 days to Claim Constructive Dismissal; 3) “Quiet Quitting”: Emerging Issues and the Future of WorkRead more
The Federal Government has announced that effective October 1, 2022, all COVID-19 border measures will be lifted. This article details what this means for travellers.Read more
In two recent awards, Ontario arbitrators held it was reasonable for employers to insist on employees getting at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, even in the context of the Omicron variant.Read more
Federal and Some Provincial Governments Announce Day Off for Certain Employees on September 19th Honouring the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
Federal Government has announced a day off to coincide with the Queen’s funeral on September 19th, and encouraged provinces to follow suit. However the provincial response has been varied with some decisions still being made.Read more
Company Supply Chains and Child or Forced Labour: Is Modern Slavery – Supply Chain Legislation heading to Canada?
The Government is expected to enact a “modern slavery” bill that will require companies to examine supply chain and produce annual reports.Read more
Arbitrator upheld a mandatory three-dose vaccination policy in a long-term care home setting and found the employer even had a positive obligation to impose the policy, despite revocation of the Government Directive mandating vaccination policies in long-term care homes.Read more
Special Measures for Post-Graduate Work Permit Holders and Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway Applicants
The Federal Government has announced new measures for foreign nationals with expired or expiring Post Graduate Work Permits and for TR to PR permanent residence pathway applicants.Read more