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Ontario Superior Court of Justice Declares Bill 124 Unconstitutional

December 05, 2022

On November 8, 2019, Ontario’s Bill 124 – the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019 (“Bill 124”) – was proclaimed in force.  The stated intent of Bill 124 was to ensure public sector compensation increases were consistent with the principles of responsible fiscal management and sustainability of the public service.  Bill 124 placed a 1% cap on wage and other compensatory increases for impacted public and quasi-public sector employers for a three-year moderation period.

Federal Employees Soon Entitled to Ten Days of Medical Leave with Pay

November 29, 2022

Effective December 1, 2022, employees in the federal sector will be entitled to 10 days of medical leave with pay each year. The “year” in which the 10 days are earned is the calendar year, or an alternate year period if the employer uses an alternate year for vacation entitlement purposes.

This briefing note outlines the key features of this new entitlement.

Speaking Engagements

December 14, 2022 | Priya Sarin
Labour Law Foundations: Mental Health in the Academy: Obligations and Opportunities for Employers
January 24, 2023 | Priya Sarin, Gerald J. Griffiths


Each year we are happy to host law students interested to learn about employment and labour law, employer-side.  If your law school has an employment and labour law club (or equivalent) and you’d like to organize a visit, please contact our Managing Director, Rhonda Cohen, at rcohen@sherrardkuzz.com or 416.603.6243.  We look forward to meeting you!

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