The increasing internationalization of employment has resulted in greater complexity for employers in determining which country’s laws will apply to the employment relationships they enter. While the general presumption is that the law of the province, territory or state in which the employee works will apply, the appropriate locale is not always easy to determine. The employee may work in a number of jurisdictions, or be hired in one jurisdiction and placed to work in another. In order to avoid the potential pitfalls in such relationships...
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We're pleased to present lawyer Andrew Langille of Youth and Work on what the law in Ontario says about unpaid internships. Here, Andrew focuses on the impact of unpaid internships on interns themselves, but organizations and businesses that use or hope to use unpaid interns must pay attention. It is crucial to know whether your intern is legally an intern (and therefore not subject to Ontario's Employment Standards Act), or actually an employee. And the answer might surprise you.
Regulations to amend the Employment Insurance Regulations have been published in the Canada Gazette to extend the Best 14 Weeks pilot project until 2013. The Working while on Claim pilot project is being replaced by a new project to encourage claimants to work more while receiving benefits. These Regulations are now in force.