News & Events
September 28, 2020
It has been a tumultuous year in the land of employment law in Canada. What had become viewed as rock solid termination provisions began to get thrown out at the end of 2019 in the Court of Appeal decision in Andros v. Colliers Macaulay Nicolls Inc. and 2020 has seen several other decisions, including Waksdale
September 17, 2020
We are pleased to announce our formal affiliation with Donna Gray, an industrial relations practitioner with expertise in the post-secondary education sector. Under this arrangement, she will provide consultative advice and services to the firm’s clients, especially in the post-secondary sector. Ms. Gray has worked in the labour movement for more than 30 years and
September 16, 2020
On March 17, 2020, the Government of Ontario declared a provincial state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequent workplace closures and public health recommendations instantly moved a significant number of businesses online, including health care providers and organizations that use and disclose personal health information. The Government of Ontario reacted to this
Privacy and Compliance
September 4, 2020
In our June 3, 2020 Blog titled O. Reg. 228/20- Ontario Government Effort to Avoid Deemed Terminations and the Onslaught of Constructive Dismissal Claims Under the ESA, we provided you with details of a critical amendment to the Employment Standards Act, 2000(“ESA“), which prevented temporary layoffs due to COVID-19 from automatically becoming a permanent job
August 31, 2020
We are pleased to announce that Philip is now a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/C). Philip provides comprehensive advice to individuals and corporations with respect to the application of Canadian privacy laws, principles and practices at the federal, provincial and territorial levels. Congratulations Philip!
August 27, 2020
We are pleased to announce that 15 of the Firm’s lawyers were chosen by their fellow professionals to be listed in the 15th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. Below is a complete list of KM lawyers, by practice area, recognized in the 15th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada: Jeffrey Armel –
August 27, 2020
Nancy Shapiro chairs the OBA Labour & Employment Law Webinar: Litigating An Employment File – The Essential Course, on October 14, 2020. Arleen Huggins will be speaking on “Providing the Initial Opinion”. For more information about the Program, please click here.
August 27, 2020
Nancy Shapiro will be speaking at the 2020 HR Law Conference: Constructive Dismissal, on October 29, 2020. The online conference will explore: Best Practices for Hiring Return to Work – How to Do It Right Direct/Indirect Discrimination Constructive Dismissal Termination Post Pandemic Speaker’s Corner For more information about the conference, please click here.
August 19, 2020
In response to the recent concerns about racism and oppression raised by former Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) student trustees, HWDSB took action and initiated an independent, third-party Trustee Code of Conduct Review. Upon consulting with Ministry of Education and Anti-Racism Directorate (ARD), HWDSB selected Arleen Huggins as the independent third-party who will lead this
August 5, 2020
Waksdale v. Swegon North America Inc.: Unenforceable “For Cause” Termination Provisions Render “Without Cause” Termination Provisions Null and Void Over the past few years, the Ontario Court of Appeal has released a number of decisions considering the enforceability of termination provisions. For the most part, the recent jurisprudence has focused on the necessary wording and