News & Events
March 22, 2019
On March 19, 2019, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the federal government’s 2019 budget. The budget contained a number of surprises, both in terms of what it included and what it omitted. Perhaps most significantly for the pension and employee benefits industry, while the government reaffirmed its commitment to introduce tax measures to facilitate the
March 18, 2019
If an employer terminates an employee for cause, an employer has no obligation to provide an employee with notice of termination. It is important to remember that establishing cause to terminate an employment relationship is not easy. The existence of cause will depend on the particular facts of each case. A lawyer from Koskie Minsky
March 15, 2019
James Harnum will be speaking at an OBA Professional Seminar: “Dayco Twenty-Five Years On and Its Impact On Retiree Benefits” on March 26. To view the Program’s agenda, please click here.
March 15, 2019
Craig Flood is once again co-chairing the Law Society of Ontario’s Six Minute Labour Lawyer Presentation on June 20, 2019. Ernie Schirru will be one of the presenters and will be speaking on Bill 66, the recent labour legislation introduced by the Ontario Government. For more information about the Program, please click here.
March 15, 2019
Craig Flood will be speaking at the OBA Young Lawyers Session on Labour Law Essentials on March 27, 2019. To view the Program agenda, please click here.
March 11, 2019
Jonathan Ptak was interviewed on the W5 feature called “Locked Up” on March 9, 2018 about the Ontario Training Schools class action. To view this video and to read the article, entitled ‘It felt like a prison for kids’: W5 investigates allegations of abuse at Ontario Training Schools please click here. For more information about the
March 1, 2019
Koskie Minsky LLP congratulates our colleague, Charles Gordon, Q.C., on his recent appointment as Queen’s Counsel in British Columbia. Charles is a senior Partner at Koskie Glavin Godon, Vancouver, practising in the areas of labour, human rights, and administrative law. To learn more about Charles please click here.
February 26, 2019
Nancy Shapiro will be speaking at the OBA Labour and Employment Law Program, being held on May 9, 2019 9am to 4:30pm at Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events (OBA Conference Centre). Six and a half full professionalism hours just in the nick of time and a great program line up. Nancy will discuss “Privacy
January 26, 2019
Koskie Minsky LLP congratulates the Black Law Student’s Association of Canada on its 28th Annual National Conference and is pleased to once again be the 12th annual Julius Alexander Isaac Diversity Moot Premier Sponsor. We look forward to working with BLSA Canada this year and in the future.
January 22, 2019
In the Ontario Court of Appeal’s first decision of the year, Heller v Uber, 2019 ONCA 1, the court held that an arbitration clause in the terms that individual drivers are required to “accept” to become drivers for Uber breached the prohibition on contracting out of the Employment Standards Act (ESA), and was otherwise unconscionable