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Mark Zigler appears as witness before Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology as it considers Bill C-253
June 9, 2021
On June 3, 2021, Mark Zigler appeared as a witness before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology as it considers Bill C-253, an Act to Amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. Mark’s testimony can be viewed here: https://parlvu.parl.gc.ca/Harmony/en/PowerBrowser/PowerBrowserV2/20210603/-1/35612?Language=English&Stream=Video#info_
June 9, 2021
The COVID-19 Period has been further extended in Ontario and is now slated to end on September 25, 2021 Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (IDEL) is extended to September 25, 2021 After Infectious Disease Emergency Leave ends, employees who were placed out of active service as a result of the pandemic are no longer on that
May 31, 2021
For good reason, many employers are beginning to think about how their workplace will look a few months from now. They are considering how to assure employee safety and are wondering what impact the vaccination roll-out will have on masking and social distancing requirements over the summer and by early fall of 2021. In short,
June 24, 2021
Craig Flood is once again co-chairing the Law Society of Ontario’s Six Minute Labour Lawyer Program (webcast-only), on June 24, 2021. Arleen Huggins and Craig Flood will present on Black Lives Matters: Restorative Actions. For more information about the Program, please click here.
May 25, 2021
Philip Graham will be speaking at the IFEBP’s Return to the Workplace Strategies Virtual Conference on June 3, 2021. Philip will be participating in a panel discussion on “Legal Considerations Around Returning to the Workplace (or Not) (Canada)”. For more information about the conference, please click here
May 17, 2021
In a seminal decision released on March 18, 2021, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has issued a finding supporting a claim of gender-based discrimination in relation to the unconscientious perception of the applicant as a woman and the gender bias which was inherent in her male-centred workplace (Cybulsky v. Hamilton Health Sciences,  O.H.R.T.D.
May 8, 2021
Arleen Huggins will co-chair and co-moderate the OBA’s 19th Annual Current Issues in Employment Law Webinar on May 18, 2021. For more information about the webinar, please click here.
May 8, 2021
Arleen Huggins will be speaking at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans’ Conference on May 11, 2021. Arleen will be participating in a panel discussion on “Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in the Workplace”. For more information about the conference, please click here.
May 5, 2021
Pension and benefit plan administrators and trustees process a substantial amount of personal information about individuals in order to provide benefits to employees, retirees, pensioners and surviving spouses. Privacy legislation, such as Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA), imposes a legal framework around how the personal information collection by pension and benefit plan
Privacy and Compliance
April 30, 2021
To review the news articles, please click on the links below: Thorneloe shouldn’t be held responsible for mismanagement at LU, court hears – CTV News Laurentian has ‘path forward’ after 1st phase of restructuring, but can’t rest on laurels, court hears – Sudbury.com Laurentian created ‘manufactured crisis’ to cut ties with 3 schools for $10M