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July 8, 2021

Ontario, Canada Court of Appeal Clarifies Relationship Between Common Employer Doctrine and Concept of Corporate Separateness

In O’Reilly v. ClearMRI Solutions Ltd., 2021 ONCA 385, the Ontario Court of Appeal decided that the motion judge erred in concluding that a majority shareholder of an employee’s contractual employer was its common employer.

Littler Report
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July 7, 2021

COVID-19: EMEA Lockdown Restrictions

We have created a high-level guide that gives an “at a glance” snapshot of the severity of lockdown restrictions in 28 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Littler Report
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August 3, 2021

Littler’s APAC At a Glance: COVID-Related Restrictions (July Update)

Littler’s APAC team is pleased to provide you with its “APAC At a Glance: COVID-Related Restrictions” guide, to help employers adapt their operations to the different measures (and timetables) happening in the region.

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June 30, 2021

Employees in Ireland to Get Right to Statutory Sick Pay from 2022

The Irish government has recently announced plans to give employees the right to statutory sick pay (SSP) for the first time. Up to this point, employers have had full discretion to decide whether or not to provide sick pay.

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June 30, 2021

Right to Work Checks: New Guidance for UK Employers After July 1

The Brexit changes to the rights of European citizens in the UK will have consequences for how employers should approach right to work checks.

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June 28, 2021

Ontario, Canada Moving to Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen Ahead of Schedule

On June 24, 2021, Ontario announced that with improvements in key indicators relating to public health and health care, and the provincewide vaccination rate surpassing targets, it will be moving to Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen ahead of schedule.

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June 28, 2021

Ontario, Canada Court Reduces Reasonable Notice Period Due to the Employee’s Failure to Take Reasonable Steps to Mitigate Damages

In a wrongful dismissal claim in Ontario, it is up to the employer to prove that employees failed to mitigate their damages and that had they taken reasonable steps to do so, they would have likely obtained equivalent or reasonable employment.

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June 28, 2021

Ontario, Canada Court Decides Employer’s Liability for Severance Depends on Size of its Global Payroll

A recent decision in Ontario establishes that global employment is factored into the calculation of an employer’s payroll under s. 64 of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA); the calculation is not restricted to employment in Ontario.

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June 24, 2021

Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms Complainants Need Not Prove Reasonable Efforts to Self-accommodate to Establish Family Status Discrimination

The Alberta Court of Appeal recently confirmed that the applicable test for establishing family status discrimination in Alberta is the test established in Moore v. British Columbia (Education), which applies to other enumerated grounds of discrimination.

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June 21, 2021

Ontario, Canada Court of Appeal Upholds Jury’s $150,000 Punitive Damage Award Against Employer

In a recent case, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a jury’s $150,000 punitive damage award against an employer, where inadequate training and a supervisor's misconduct evidenced a company culture that did not sufficiently stress safety practices.

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