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Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible.

This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Global Workplace Insider 2. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada 3. First Reference 4. Lash Condo Law 5. Eloise Gratton

Global Workplace Insider
New York State issues final guidance on anti-sexual harassment law and delays mandatory annual training deadline

In September 2018, we reported on New York State’s issuance of draft guidance under the recently enacted New York State law aimed at preventing sexual harassment. New York State has now issued final guidance under this law. This includes final guidance regarding: …

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
Equal Pay for Midwives

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (HRTO) released an interim decision last week in the application of the Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOH). The AOM brought an application to the HRTO alleging discrimination on the basis of gender in their compensation by the MOH. …

First Reference
Thanksgiving Day in Canada: Monday, October 8

In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October every year. This year, Thanksgiving Day is Monday, October 8. Thanksgiving Day is a public (statutory) holiday in all jurisdictions across Canada, except for the Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island). Federally regulated workplaces also observe Thanksgiving Day as a statutory holiday, regardless of their provincial/territorial status. …

Lash Condo Law
Dealing With a Condo Owner’s Marijuana Allergy

With the upcoming legalization of marijuana on October 17, 2018, many condominium corporations have enacted rules that prohibit the use and/or cultivation of marijuana on the condominium property, including the units. But in other condominiums, owners are welcoming the freedom to legally consume marijuana in their units. …

Eloise Gratton
Our comments in response to the OPC Notice of consultation on new mandatory breach reporting guidance

Brad Freedman, François Joli-coeur and I have submitted comments on October 2, 2018 in response to the Notice of consultation on new mandatory breach reporting guidance and form issued by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”). The Notice invites comments regarding the OPC’s draft guidance, published September 17, 2018, regarding the breach of …

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