Simon published another article on First Reference Blog entitled “What are the “exceptions” to the equal pay provisions of the Employment Standards Act”. In this article, Simon reviewed amendments to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 brought about by Bill 148 to include an obligation for “equal pay for equal work” irrespective of an individual’s “employment status” (there had already been an obligation for equal pay on the basis of sex). This meant that full time, part time, seasonal and contract workers were to be paid the same amount if the work they were performing was similar. However, there were some exceptions based on seniority systems, merit systems, mode of production and any other factors other than “sex”. A link to this article can be found here.
Simon contributed another article to First Reference entitled, “Ontario Court of Appeal rules on distracted driving and handheld devices”. A copy of this article can be found here.
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.
Simon published another article on First Reference Blog entitled “Employee’s age justifies wrongful dismissal damages of 24 months”. This post explores the recent court decision in Stephanie Ozorio v Canadian Hearing Society, 2016 ONSC 5440 where the court held that the employees age of 60 and the difficulty she would face competing with younger individuals…
Simon published another article in First Reference Blog entitled, “The intoxicate holiday party employee: Avoiding social host liability”. A link to this article can be found here.
Simon published another article on First Reference Blogs on a recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision on Workplace Sexual Harassment. A copy of the article can be found here.
Simon published another article on First Reference Blog examining a recent decision that explains when an Employer can demand an Independent Medical Exam during the accommodation process. The test advanced by the Tribunal is one based on “reasonableness”. A link to this article entitled “To IME or not To IME, This is the Question”, can…