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Briefing Notes

Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018 – Executive Summary

April 05, 2019

On April 3, 2019, Ontario’s Bill 66 – the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018 – received Royal Assent.  Bill 66 amends 17 pieces of legislation, including the Employment Standards Act, Labour Relations Act, Agricultural Employees Protection Act, and Pension Benefits Act. The stated intent of these amendments is to reduce red tape and the regulatory burden currently placed on employers.

No Tort of Harassment in Ontario – so says Court of Appeal

March 25, 2019

Stories of workplace harassment continue to receive front page news coverage in Canada, the United States, and abroad. A December 2018 Statistics Canada study titled, “Harassment in Canadian workplaces,” found that, in 2016, 15.9% of employees reported having experienced, “verbal abuse, humiliating behaviour, threats, physical violence, and unwanted sexual attention or sexual harassment in the workplace over the past 12 months.”

Speaking Engagements

May 15, 2019 | Adam James, Tim Allen
May 15, 2019 | Raymond K. MacKinnon, Thomas J. Gorsky
May 29, 2019 | Lisa M. Bolton

Video Blogs

Workplace Harassment and Violence Obligations for Employers


Each year we are happy to host law students interested to learn about employment and labour law. If your law school has an employment and labour 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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