Keyword: Employment standards

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New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh said his party will support last week’s throne speech on the condition that more Canadians be granted access to paid sick leave as part of draft legislation covering the federal response to the coronavirus epidemic. The proposed legislation, Bill C-2, would see Canadians receiving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit transition […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 28, 2020 November 16, 2020
  • 09:30

Three-quarters (76 per cent) of Canadian business leaders say the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy is a good investment to help the economy rebound and get Canadians back to work, according to a new survey by KPMG in Canada. The same amount said they’ve relied on funds from the wage subsidy to keep employees on payroll and more […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 22, 2020 November 17, 2020
  • 15:30

In June, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Uber Technologies Inc. v Heller, dismissing an appeal of a decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal that held that the arbitration clause contained in Uber’s standard form service agreement was invalid due to unconscionability and because it contracted out of the Employment Standards Act. […]

  • By: Rayaz Khan
  • September 8, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • 08:45
New Uber contract could have chilling effect on class action, says lawyer

Uber Technologies Inc. is trying to keep its Canadian drivers from joining or starting class-action lawsuits against the company — a move that threatens to upend a $400-million fight from drivers wanting to be recognized as employees, says a lawyer. Employment lawyer Lior Samfiru, who is pursuing the case, said drivers using the platform were […]

Foodora parent company to pay $3.46-million to Canadian couriers

More than 2,000 former Foodora Canada couriers will receive compensation for losing their contracts when the food delivery service abruptly exited the Canadian market in mid-May. The $3.46-million settlement between the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, non-unionized couriers represented by Koskie Minsky LLP, Foodora Inc. and its German parent company Delivery Hero will resolve the […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 28, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00
Liberals to replace CERB with new benefit, simplified EI program at cost of $37B

The federal Liberals are rolling out a $37-billion income support plan for workers whose earnings have crashed during the pandemic. The details released Thursday outline what will happen to some four million workers receiving the $500-a-week Canada Emergency Response Benefit, which is set to wind down starting next month. The CERB will be extended another […]

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued additional reasons for judgment in a long-running unpaid overtime class action lawsuit against Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. The court has followed up on its summary judgment decision from March 30, 2020, ruling the bank’s current overtime policy is illegal and unenforceable and that frontline employees who […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 14, 2020 December 2, 2020
  • 15:15
Budget watchdog says wage subsidy program may cost less than predicted

Canada’s official fiscal watchdog says the federal wage subsidy program may cost $14 billion less than the government predicted. A new report by Parliamentary Budget Office analyst Ben Segel-Brown estimated subsidizing wages for companies during the COVID-19 pandemic will cost $67.9 billion through the end of December. Finance Minister Bill Morneau estimated in his July […]

A former Starbucks Canada employee is suing the company for unpaid overtime for himself and other store managers. Trevor Hopman is the lead plaintiff in a proposed class action that claims Starbucks was wrong to class store managers as exempt from overtime pay for work in excess of 44 hours per week. He worked for […]

The federal government is seeking applicants for the positions of commissioner for employers and commissioner for workers in its Canada Employment Insurance Commission. The commissioners will be responsible for representing the views and positions of organizations and individuals that are clients of, or affected by, Employment and Social Development Canada’s programs and services, particularly the […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 5, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:15