Talia Bregman

Talia Bregman

Bennett Jones LLP

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Recent Ontario Decision Casts Doubt on Statutory Severance Pay Threshold

In Ontario, employees are entitled to notice of termination or pay in lieu of notice of termination in accordance with the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”). In addition, employees with five years of service or more...more

7/17/2014 - Canada Employer Liability Issues Employment Standards Act Hiring & Firing Notice Requirements Severance Pay Termination

New OHRC Policy Provides Practical Guidance to Employers

It is estimated that one in five Canadians will experience a mental health disability or addiction in their lifetime. In light of this staggering statistic, employers are often faced with the challenging task of identifying...more

7/17/2014 - Canada Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Healthcare Mental Health Mental Health Initiatives

Duty to Accommodate on Family Status Clarified in the Federal Sphere

The Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) recently confirmed that “family status” includes childcare obligations and provided clarity for employers on the test for whether the duty to accommodate has been met. While the decisions in...more

5/22/2014 - Canada Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates Family Status Accommodation Federal Contractors Federal Employees

Three New Statutory Leaves of Absence are Set to Take Effect in Ontario on October 29, 2014

On April 29, 2014, Bill 21, the Employment Standards Amendment Act (Leaves to Help Families), 2014, was passed and received royal assent in Ontario. This means that, effective October 29, 2014, the list of job-protected...more

5/8/2014 - Caregivers Child Care Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Employment Standards Act Leave of Absence New Amendments

Ontario’s New Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation: Are You Compliant?

Beginning on July 1, 2014, employers in Ontario will have an added responsibility of ensuring that all workers and all supervisors in all workplaces that fall subject to the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)...more

4/23/2014 - Canada Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates OHSA Required Documentation Safety Training

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

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