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Employment Standards Act reforms underway

Proposed legislation, Bill 148, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, was tabled on June 1, 2017 to significantly amend Ontario’s Employment Standards Act.

Employees awarded $15,000 each in moral damages against employer

Two employees of a company successfully brought a motion for default judgment after the employer failed to defend their claim for damages for wrongful dismissal, unpaid overtime and moral damages.

Upcoming employment and labour law changes

After a recent review of Alberta’s employment law on May 24, 2017, the Alberta government tabled Bill 17, Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act, to make a number of significant amendments to the Employment Standards Code and Labour Relations Code.

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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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