Employer News

Ontario Labour Relations Board Determines Foodora Couriers are Dependent Contractors and can Unionize

In the summer of 2019, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers filed an application for certification with the Ontario Labour Relations Board seeking to represent couriers working for the online food delivery company, Foodora, in Toronto and Mississauga. In a recent related decision, the Board found that Foodora couriers are dependent contractors and can unionize. more >

COVID-19 in the Workplace

Canadian employers providing a variety of goods and services are contending with the impact of COVID-19. Employers need to be prepared to address the threat posed by this virus and to continuously update their strategies to do so as the situation evolves. more >

Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Common Law Damages Award for Lost Stock Options and Other Incentives

In O'Reilly v IMAX Corporation, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld an award of damages for wrongful dismissal that included damages for lost restricted share units and stock options that would have vested during the common law reasonable notice period to which the employee was entitled. The Court held that the wording of the plans establishing the employee’s entitlement to these incentives did not unambiguously alter or remove the employee’s common law rights. more >