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Union Fines are Not Legally Enforceable – Part I

Posted On: January, 23 2015
Virtually every union has a constitution which sets out certain rules and standards of behaviour applicable to all members of the union. For example, when the union is on a legal strike, the constitution will almost always prohibit a union member from… more »
 

Canada’s Top Court Strikes down Prostitution Laws as Unconstitutional

Posted On: January, 23 2015
In a decision released on December 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada has declared that three provisions of the Criminal Code (“Code”) criminalizing various activities of sex workers are unconstitutional: Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013… more »
 

Punishing Success – Dismissals for Cause of High Performing Commissioned Sales People

Posted On: January, 23 2015
Imagine that you are a successful commissioned sales person, having diligently worked for 15 years for Company X. You sell widgets, and are paid a commission as a percentage of the net profit on every order of widgets that you close. Your compensation… more »
 

The Importance of Clarifying the Terms of your Long Term Disability Policy

Posted On: January, 23 2015
A recent case from the Superior Court of Justice highlights the importance of clarifying the terms of your Long Term Disability insurance policy. Terry Janson was injured while working for his employer. Mr. Janson had access to group Long Term… more »
 

Proving Discrimination in Human Rights Cases

Posted On: January, 23 2015
The Ontario human rights case of Islam v. Big Inc., 2013 HRTO 2009 garnered recent media attention due to the cumulatively large damage award made to the applicants.  However, this case also provides a useful reminder of the evidentiary burden on the… more »
 

Damages in Court for Human Rights Violations

Posted On: January, 23 2015
In September 2013, Justice Grace of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice awarded a plaintiff in a wrongful dismissal case $20,000 in damages for breach of the Ontario Human Rights Code. This appears to the be first ever decision under s. 46.1 of the… more »
 

Proving Racism at the Court of Appeal

Posted On: January, 23 2015
In the decision General Motors of Canada Limited v. Johnson, 2013 ONCA 502, the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned a lower court’s decision which held that a worker was constructively dismissed based on allegations that the workplace was poisoned by… more »
 

Court of Appeal for Ontario Significantly Increases Fine in Occupational Health and Safety Case

Posted On: January, 23 2015
In a decision released on September 4, 2013, the Ontario Court of Appeal granted the Crown’s appeal from the sentence imposed in R. v. Metroni against a corporate defendant charged with criminal negligence causing death.  The Court of Appeal increased… more »
 

When Can You Sue for a Workplace Injury?

Posted On: January, 23 2015
In a recent article, the Toronto Star reported the story of a man who worked in a Texas car dealership where he was repeatedly Tasered while at work for no apparent reason (except possibly the misguided amusement of his co-workers). Needless to say,… more »
 

Not all employees are entitled to overtime pay

Posted On: January, 23 2015
In Ontario, not all employees are entitled to overtime pay. While the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “Act”) requires that an employer pay an employee overtime pay of at least 1.5 times his or her regular rate for each hour in excess of 44… more »
 

Ontario Court of Appeal rules that businesses can contract out of 2 year limitation period

Posted On: January, 23 2015
In May 2013, the Ontario Court of Appeal handed down a decision in Boyce v. The Co-Operators General Insurance Company, 2013 ONCA 298,which clarifies when a party can contract out of the limitation periods set by law. Generally, in civil litigation, a… more »
 

Dismissed Employees Must Give Serious Consideration to Offers of Re-employment

Posted On: January, 23 2015
Employees who are terminated or constructively dismissed by their employers must give serious consideration to offers of re-employment following termination. This was illustrated in a recent case from the Ontario Court of Appeal, Chevalier v. Active… more »
 

Housing Co-operatives Must Adopt Fair Procedures When Terminating Members

Posted On: January, 23 2015
A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Chisolm Place Housing Co-operative Inc. v. Hickox, 2013 ONSC 2215, has affirmed that housing co-operatives must be transparent, fair and reasonable when seeking to terminate the membership… more »
 

Lesser Known Rules of Civil Procedure

Posted On: January, 23 2015
The Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure is thick and voluminous.  The better one knows the rules, the better one will be at advancing or defending a civil proceeding.  The more lawyers or lay people work with the Rules, the more they will become familiar… more »
 

Surveillance Evidence and Long-Term Disability Claims

Posted On: January, 23 2015
In the recent case of Fernandes v. Penncorp, 2013 ONSC 1637, Justice Hambly for the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found the defendant insurance company liable for over $500,000 in damages flowing from a breach of contract and failure to pay a… more »
 

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