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Limiting the notice period in termination clause to “convert statutory floor into a ceiling”

In interpreting the termination clause of a worker’s employment contract, the Ontario Court of Appeal clarified that employers wishing to limit the notice period to the statutory minimum requirement should draft the termination clause using language that “converts the statutory floor into a ceiling.”

Changes to police record checks to come into force

Effective November 1, 2018, Ontario’s Police Record Checks Reform Act to eliminate unnecessary barriers to employment, education and volunteer opportunities resulting from the inappropriate release of non-conviction or mental health information disclosed during a police record check comes into effect.

Province passes legislation to increase pay transparency

On April 26, 2018, Ontario passed the Pay Transparency Act, 2018. The legislation is part of a larger provincial initiative designed to remove barriers to equality in the workplace, particularly in the context of compensation and hiring practices.

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Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 18 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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