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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.”
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.
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.