Resources

WEBINAR

2023 Annual Employment Law Update

In this webinar, we explore the annual legislative amendments and case law decisions that inform your obligations, powers, and rights as an employer. The webinar serves as a companion presentation to our…

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October Employer Alert: WSIB Reduced Reporting Obligation for Employers to Three Days

In Ontario, many employers are required to register with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (the “WSIB”) (or have voluntarily registered). The WSIB provides an insurance system for when a worker is physically injured…

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September Tax Alert: Tax Court Confirms Innovation Tax Incentives Can Be Claimed Even for Developing New Meat Pies

During a period of economic uncertainty, businesses often become even more hungry to beat the competition. One of the paths to success is to prioritize innovation and the development of new science…

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September Employer Alert: Fixed-Term Employment Agreements Create an Unexpected Cost for Employers on Terminations

There are a variety of reasons an employer may wish to use a fixed-term employment agreement. For example, they may wish to confirm that the agreement is only a seasonable agreement, or…

WEBINAR

Best Practices for Employers: Sailing Through A Recession

Businesses need to adopt best practices proactively to withstand the potential of an impending recession, which is especially apparent in some Canadian industries and sectors. This webinar looks at employer strategies for…

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August Employer Alert: Staffing Your Company – Make Sure You Comply with the New Ontario Licensing Requirements

Over the last several decades, staffing companies have become an important part of our economy. They provide employers across multiple sectors with experienced and trained workers, as and when needed. This is…

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July 2023 Employer Alert: Court Confirms Employer Can Dismiss Employee Where Side Job is a Problem

Over the last decade, there has been a rise in the number of workers with a second job (often referred to as a side hustle or side job). Now with inflation, even…

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June 2023 Employer Alert: Employers Now Prohibited from Working Together to Address Poaching and Wages

As of Friday June 23, 2023, the Competition Act of Canada has been amended to prohibit employers from entering into non-poaching agreements and wage-fixing agreements with their competitors. As such, it is now a…

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May Tax Alert: Tax Court of Canada Confirms that a Corporation May be Liable for Payments to Tax Debtor Shareholder

Under the Income Tax Act and the Excise Tax Act, the CRA has a wide variety of options to collect unpaid taxes from any tax debtor. One of those options is to issue a Requirement to…

WEBINAR

Keeping Your Employer Handbook Up-To-Date

While the most critical document in an employment relationship is the written employment agreement, the second most critical document is the employee handbook. It fulfills multiple legal obligations and can also be…

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April 2023 Employer Alert: Construction Employers Need to Be Aware of How Quickly They Can Become a Unionized Employer

For most industries in Canada, unionizing efforts are apparent to the employer and unionization only occurs after all relevant workers have had a chance to vote on whether they want to be…

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April Tax Alert: Tax Court of Canada Addresses Whether Health Care Staffing Companies Need to Remit GST/HST

In recent years, the CRA has engaged in targeted audits, assessing health care staffing companies in regards to alleged unremitted GST/HST. These staffing companies have historically not billed or collected GST/HST, based…

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