The Ontario Ministry of Labour issued the following news release on February 17, 2015:
Ontario to Launch Public Consultations on Labour Laws
Province Aims to Address the Changing Workplace
This spring, Ontario will launch public consultations on the changing nature of the modern workplace.
Workplace trends that will be examined include:
-Greater workplace diversity.
-The increase in non-standard working relationships such as temporary jobs, part-time work, and self-employment. read more »
Anton Piller Order upheld against ex-employee suspected of taking confidential information, company property
In Peters & Co Limited v Ward, 2015 ABCA 6, the Alberta Court of Appeal upheld the lower court's decision to issue an Anton Piller Order to an investment firm that had presented evidence that an employee, who had resigned to work for a competitor, had removed confidential company information and property.
The Anton Piller Order permitted the search and seizure of the ex-employee's residences, vehicles, computer and other digital storage devices, and an office building, for the property.
The federal Ministry of Labour issued the following news release on December 8, 2014:
Minister Leitch and United States Labor Secretary Tom Perez hold bilateral talks in Ottawa
Minister Leitch and Secretary Perez discussed paid leave and the advancement of women in the workplace
December 8, 2014- Gatineau, Quebec - Employment and Social Development Canada
The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, discussed bilateral labour issues with her American counterpart, the Honorable Tom Perez, United States Secretary of Labor, during his first official visit to Canada.
Secretary Perez expressed an interest in paid leave as a means of boosting labour market participation and wished to learn about Canada's approach to it from Minister Leitch. read more »