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Legislative Update
Betty Psarris

Little Substance to Ontario’s New ESA Policy Requirements

The provincial government has made a splash in employment law circles over the last year with headline-grabbing changes to the ESA that require employers with more than 25 workers to come up with policies for “disconnecting from work” and “electronic monitoring” of their employees. However, there is not much substance to either requirement and businesses may benefit from keeping their policies on these subjects simple.

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Legislative Update
Betty Psarris

Standard Employment Policies – A Refresher for Ontario Businesses

Carefully drafted employment policies are the foundation for an effective and efficient workplace. These documents give employers the opportunity to set expectations for their workers and manage risks. It is not only the pursuit of a healthy workplace that should motivate businesses to get policies in place, but Ontario law mandates the creation of certain written policies.

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Speaking Engagements

  • March 29, 2022, Osgoode Hall Professional Development, Certificate in Labour Law, Grievance and Arbitration System in Ontario
  • March 29, 2022, Ontario Bar Association, Madeleine Loewenberg, Occupational Health and Safety Law for Labour and Employment Lawyers
  • February 3, 2022, Lancaster House, Moderator, Madeleine Loewenberg, Transitioning to the Hybrid Workplace
  • December 2, 2021, Law Society of Ontario, 10th Annual Human Rights Summit, Madeleine Loewenberg, When Does a Flexible Schedule Become a Human Rights Issue
  • November 16, 2021, Law Society of Ontario, Panellist, Madeleine Loewenberg, Developments in Health and Safety Law, Civility in the Profession
  • September 13, 2021, Lancaster House, Moderator, Madeleine Loewenberg, Torts Illustrated: A primer on torts arising in the workplace
  • November 16, 2020, Law Society of Ontario, Panellist, Madeleine Loewenberg, Developments in Health and Safety Law, Developments in Health and Safety Law 2020
  • October 15, 2020, Law Society of Ontario, Panellist, Madeleine Loewenberg, 21st Employment Law Summit, Covid-19 and Return to Work

News

  • March 2022, Madeleine Loewenberg recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in Occupational Health and Safety
  • October 2021, Madeleine Loewenberg recognized as a 5-Star Safety Lawyer by Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine
  • September 2021, Madeleine Loewenberg recognized as a Thomson Reuters Stand-Out Lawyer
  • August 2021, 16th Edition of the Best Lawyers in Canada, Madeleine Loewenberg recognized in both Labour & Employment Law and Workers Compensation Law
  • April 2021 Madeleine Loewenberg recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in Occupational Health and Safety