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Canada Labour Code consultations on changes for flexible work

The federal government has launched a consultation on the Canada Labour Code to provide federally regulated workers more flexibility in their work hours to better manage the demands of paid work and their personal and family responsibilities. This is part of a broader overhaul of employment rules.

Hard truth about financial hardship: No excuse for unreasonable notice

The recent decision of Michela v. St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic School by the Ontario Court of Appeal clarified that an employer’s financial circumstances are not a relevant consideration in determining the period of reasonable notice to which a wrongfully dismissed employee is entitled.

Ontario Labour Relations Board rules it does not have jurisdiction over medical marijuana

In a landmark decision that will have a major impact on labour relations in the burgeoning Ontario medical marijuana industry, the Ontario Labour Relations Board recently held that medical marijuana operations do not fall under the jurisdiction of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (the LRA). Accordingly, employees engaged in producing medical marijuana could not unionize under the LRA as they were engaged in agriculture and therefore subject to the Agricultural Employees Protection Act, 2002.

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Cristina Lavecchia

Cristina is an editor and researcher at First Reference. She is a licensed paralegal and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, Political Science major at York University. During Cristina's paralegal and undergraduate studies she studied employment standards, occupational health and safety, and workplace safety and insurance. Read more
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