Canada’s New Parental Sharing Benefit: How Does It Work?

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March 20, 2019
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The Government of Canada announced last September that it would be rolling out a new Employment Insurance (EI) Parental Sharing Benefit. The roll-out was scheduled to take effect in June 2019 but is now available as of March 17, 2019.

Long-Term Disability: Can You Make A Claim After Your Employment Ends?

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January 28, 2019
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Have you been injured while insured under your employer’s group benefit policy, but only realized the extent of your injury once you were no longer an employee? In this situation, can you still make a long-term disability (LTD) claim? Yes, you can. MacIvor v Pitney Bowes is a 2018 Ontario insurance case concerning the interpretation… Read more »

Update To Cannabis Law In Workplaces – What’s New?

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December 21, 2018
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Whereas the SFOA previously applied only to medical cannabis, it now applies to cannabis generally.  The distinction between medical and recreational cannabis has been dropped. The SFOA prohibits only smoking cannabis or holding lighted cannabis in “enclosed workplaces”. “Enclosed workplaces” is defined in the SFOA as follows (emphasis added): “enclosed workplace” means, (a) the inside… Read more »

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas: The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Work Parties

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December 13, 2018
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With the holiday season upon us, ‘tis the season to talk about the night before Christmas we all look forward to at the workplace: the annual holiday work party. These celebrations come in all shapes and sizes: afternoon teas, gift exchanges, ugly sweater competitions, Christmas caroling, dinner, dancing – the possibilities are endless. Unfortunately, so too are the possibilities for things to go wrong.