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Trusted Legal and Strategic Advice to Employers

Workplace issues are complex, involving real people and difficult decisions. Since its inception CCPartners has focused on providing exceptional service with a tailored approach to all areas of Labour and Employment Law. We take the time to ask the right questions, understand your business, and help you achieve the outcomes that support your business goals.

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Trusted Legal and Strategic Advice to Employers

Workplace issues are complex, involving real people and difficult decisions. Since its inception CCPartners has focused on providing exceptional service with a tailored approach to all areas of Labour and Employment Law. We take the time to ask the right questions, understand your business, and help you achieve the outcomes that support your business goals.

    Episode 10: Bill 148 & Bill 47 Understanding the Changes to Labour and Employment Law in Ontario

    Episode 10: Bill 148 & Bill 47 Understanding the Changes to Labour and Employment Law in Ontario

    The Ford government’s newly passed Making Ontario Open for Business Act repeals a substantial number of amendments made by Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. The repeal of Bill 148 was supported by employers province-wide, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, and us here at CCPartners.

    The new legislation is good news for employers as many of the most onerous provisions of Bill 148 have been repealed, including the Personal Emergency Leave reforms, minimum wage increases, and the scheduling provisions previously set to come into force on January 1, 2019.

    Listen to Susan Crawford and Mike MacLellan explain what these changes mean for employers in Ontario.

    Nothing in this podcast constitutes legal advice.

    2:00 - What was the effect of Bill 148? Is Bill 47 good or bad news for employers?
    3:00 - What are the changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000?
    4:30 - What are the changed to the Labour Relations Act, 1995?
    7:00 - How should employers respond to these changes?

    Don't forget to read our comprehensive summary on the recent changes at: http://www.ccpartners.ca/blog/the-employers-edge/2018/11/01/bill-148-and-bill-47-understanding-the-changing-landscape-of-labour-and-employment-law-in-ontario

    • 18 min
    Episode 9: POTcast - Tips for Employers when Dealing with Legalized Marijuana in the Workplace

    Episode 9: POTcast - Tips for Employers when Dealing with Legalized Marijuana in the Workplace

    Recreational marijuana will be legal in Canada as of October 17, 2018. This has been a hot topic for employers for a long time. In this episode of the Lawyers For Employers POTcast, Kelsey Orth and Mike MacLellan discuss the expected impact this law will have on workplace issues. Topics include:

    - What does legalization of marijuana mean for Employers and their Drug and Alcohol Policies? (1:36)
    - Review of recent Court and other Adjudication decisions regarding marijuana in the Workplace. (3:25)
    - The State of the Law on Drug Testing Employees. (6:55)
    - Will Employers be able to Discipline Employees for drug use anymore? (13:42)

    For further information, read the Employers’ Edge Blog on our website, including the articles mentioned in this podcast:
    - Drug Testing in the Workplace: http://ow.ly/pa5j30kIbxq
    - Refusing to Assign Employee for Work due to Cannabis Prescription: http://ow.ly/2dMD30kIbAF
    - Human Rights Tribunal upholds termination of employee for smoking marijuana at work: http://ow.ly/rAZ430kIbFo
    - Arbitrator upholds termination of two janitors who lied about drug use at work: http://ow.ly/lAH830kIbIw

    This podcast is for information purposes and does not constitute legal advice.

    Find us on Twitter @CCPartnerslaw and ask your questions using #ASKCCPARTNERS

    • 17 min
    Episode 8 - All Things Being Equal: a Review of the Equal Pay for Equal Work Provisions of the ESA

    Episode 8 - All Things Being Equal: a Review of the Equal Pay for Equal Work Provisions of the ESA

    On April 1, 2018 provisions from Bill 148 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 , respecting Equal Pay for Equal Work take amend the Employment Standards Act.

    Listen to Kelsey Orth explain what these changes mean for employers in Ontario.

    • 15 min
    Episode 7: To Restrict or Not to Restrict: An Overview of Non-Solicit and Non-Competition Agreements

    Episode 7: To Restrict or Not to Restrict: An Overview of Non-Solicit and Non-Competition Agreements

    Listen to Angela Wiggins and Brian Silva explain the law as it relates to non-solicitation and non-competition clauses in employment agreements. Topics include:

    0:00 to 2:20 Introduction
    2:20 to 3:12 Discussion of Employment Agreements
    3:12 to 5:10 Discussion of types of restrictive covenants
    5:10 to 7:09 Assessing the Value of Enforceability
    7:09 to 11:57 Factors Used by Courts to Assess Clauses
    11:57 to 12:50 Remedies for a Breach
    12:50 to end - conclusion/summary

    This podcast is for information purposes and does not constitute legal advice. Read Angela's blog on restrictive covenants titled "NON-COMPETE CLAUSES – AN OFTEN USED BUT RARELY EFFECTIVE TOOL" here: http://ccpartners.ca/blog/details/the-employers-edge/2018/02/01/non-compete-clauses-an-often-used-but-rarely-effective-tool

    Browse CCPartners' Employers Edge Blog online at www.ccpartners.ca/blog

    Find us on Twitter @CCPartnerslaw and ask your questions using #ASKCCPARTNERS

    • 14 min
    Episode 6: Getting Personal - the NEW Personal Emergency Leave Rules for Ontario Employers

    Episode 6: Getting Personal - the NEW Personal Emergency Leave Rules for Ontario Employers

    Listen to Susan Crawford and Mike MacLellan explain the new rules for Personal Emergency Leave under Ontario's newly-amended Employment Standards Act. Topics covered include:
    - What is Personal Emergency Leave? (1:30)
    - What changes did Bill 148 make to Personal Emergency Leave provisions? (3:13)
    - Which Employees are Excepted from Personal Emergency Leave provisions? (5:02)
    - The Requirement to Give Notice of Personal Emergency (6:02)
    - Requiring Proof of a Personal Emergency, Including Medical Information(7:11)
    - Hints, Tips, and Advice for Employers (11:38)

    This podcast is for information purposes and does not constitute legal advice. Read our comprehensive overview of Bill 148 here: http://ccpartners.ca/blog/details/the-employers-edge/2017/11/30/bill-148-passes-last-hurdle-with-further-significant-amendments-proclaimed-into-law
    Browse CCPartners' Employers Edge Blog online at www.ccpartners.ca/blog
    Find us on Twitter @CCPartnerslaw and ask your questions using #ASKCCPARTNERS

    • 14 min
    Episode 5: Employment Contracts aka Every Employer's Best Friend

    Episode 5: Employment Contracts aka Every Employer's Best Friend

    If you are an employer, you may not have the rights and freedoms you assume. The provisions of the Employment Standards Act do not necessarily apply to you. How do you know your rights and obligations for sure? Put them in a written contract. In this episode, Mike MacLellan is joined by Kelsey Orth and Brian Silva to discuss how to make an enforceable employment contract. See why a contract can be every employer's best friend. Topics covered include:
    1. What terms are implied in employment contracts? (2:00)
    2. What obligations do employers have at common law if they terminate an employee without a written contract? (5:08)
    3. How can employers limit their obligations to provide pay in lieu of notice, or bonuses, to terminated employees? (8:37)
    4. How can employers make sure employment contracts are enforceable? (9:50)
    5. Can employers put existing employees on new contracts? What is "constructive dismissal"? (10:57)
    6. Final Thoughts - Important takeaways and what to keep in mind. (13:18)

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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

CCPartners ,

Very good insights! Useful for Ontario businesses

I really appreciate the overview of changes to the laws coming from Bill 148. This podcast helped me understand a bit more what is in store for my business in 2018 and beyond.

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