2018: The Year In Review In Employment Law – Employment and HR – Canada

We often say there is rarely a dull moment in employment law.
This year, however, has been exceptionally eventful. From a
pendulum swing caused by the change in government to statutory
obligations in Ontario, to #metoo, to the legalization of cannabis
and its impact on the workplace, it has been an exciting year. We
recap the major developments in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia
and for federally-regulated employers below.

1.Statutory Changes in Ontario

a.Unravelling of Bill
148 and Enactment of the Making Ontario Open for Business

On November 21, 2018, Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for
Business Act
(the Act) received royal assent and became law in
Ontario. Although the Act preserved certain amendments introduced
under Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Betters Jobs Act,
, including the right to extended parental and pregnancy
leave and three weeks of paid vacation after five years of
employment, it reversed many Bill 148 reforms. Some

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