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Lexology Navigator: Ontario Labour & Employment

Author(s): Jason Hanson

Nov 25, 2016

In this article, which originally appeared in Lexology Navigator: Employment & Labour 2016, Osler’s employment law experts outline the key provincial and federal legal considerations for employers in Ontario including:

  • Canada’s no at-will employment

  • limitations on ability to terminate employment

  • pay equity legislation in Ontario

  • general advice in labour and employment

  • emerging trends in employment and labour law including marijuana legalization, bonus entitlements on termination, and “intrusion upon seclusion”

  • proposals for reform in Ontario, including whistleblower protections and Changing Workplaces Review

  • Ontario employment-related statutes including the Employment Standards Act 2000

  • employee/contractor misclassification

  • employment contracts

  • hiring process including job advertisements and background checks

  • pay issues including minimum wage, overtime and record keeping

  • discrimination and harassment

  • family and medical leave

  • privacy in the workplace

  • trade secrets and restrictive covenants

  • labour relations including unions and layoffs

  • discipline and termination


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