Simon Published another article entitled “Ontario Court of Appeal suggest deference to trial judge in interpretation of termination clause” in First Reference Blogs about a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision that interpreted a termination clause and whether or not the clause rebutted the presumption of common law notice and limited the employee’s entitlements to the minimum entitlements set out under the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000. The Court of Appeal chose to defer to the trial judge’s analysis without fully considering whether or not the clause complied with the Employment Standards Act, 2000, so its impact on future decisions is questionable because it depends on the facts of each case. A copy of the decision can be found here.
June 25, 2015
Simon was interviewed by National Public Radio (“NPR”) in the United States for a National Radio Segment on Uber Drivers and whether they could be considered employees, dependent contractors or employees. A link to this radio segment that was broadcast on NPR’s national morning news can be found here.
December 18, 2013
Simon contributed another article to First Reference entitled, “OLRB Upholds MOL Finding that a Vehicle is a Workplace for the purposes of the OHSA”. A copy of this article can be found here.
August 28, 2012
Simon started to blog at First Reference, a human resources forum, about current issues in human resources and employment law. Simon’s first blog is on the issue of medical evidence and disabilities before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. A link to Simon’s blog can be found here.
February 20, 2013
Simon spoke about Age Discrimination at the Peterborough chapter of the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA).
July 16, 2013
Simon published another article on First Reference Blogs with respect to the Ontario Human Rights Commission new policy on removing the “Canadian Experience Barrier”. A copy of this article can be found here.
April 15, 2014
Simon published another articled on the Ministry of Labour’s Employment Standards Act Blitzes for 2014-15. A copy of the article can be found here.