Carl Cunningham

Carl Cunningham

Bennett Jones LLP

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Unpaid Internships in Ontario – Are They a Thing of the Past?

On March 28, 2014, two popular Canadian-based magazines, The Walrus and Toronto Life, brought their unpaid internship programs abruptly to an end after Ontario’s Ministry of Labour concluded that such programs were being run...more

4/1/2014 - Canada Internships Unpaid Interns

Minimum Wage in Ontario will Rise to $11 per hour on June 1, 2014

On January 30, 2014, the Ontario government announced there will be an increase in the general minimum wage rate from $10.25 to $11 per hour effective June 1, 2014. This 75-cent boost will reflect the rise in the Consumer...more

2/3/2014 - Canada Consumer Price Index Employee Rights Minimum Wage

For The First Time, Ontario Superior Court Awards Human Rights Damages

In 2008, the Human Rights Code was amended to allow, amongst other things, civil claims for breaches of the Code. Though we often see plaintiffs alleging discrimination in the context of a wrongful dismissal or constructive...more

10/7/2013 - Canada Damages Human Rights OSC

Are Your Company’s Termination Provisions Enforceable?

Two Ontario Superior Court decisions once again highlight the importance of precise and explicit wording in employment contracts, particularly in respect of termination clauses. The court concluded in both decisions that the...more

10/1/2013 - Canada Employment Contract Hiring & Firing Pre-Termination Notice Termination

The Duty to Accommodate Family Status (and Potentially Lifestyle Choices Too)

In an update last October (Accommodating Family Status – Needs vs. Preferences) we advised you that the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal established a new test for an employer’s duty to accommodate on the basis of family status...more

2/25/2013 - CBSA Discrimination Duty to Accommodate Family Status Accommodation Human Rights Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Undue Hardship

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