Employment Standards Act – Update

Reader's Aid to Bill 148

January 23, 2018

The Province of Ontario enacted Bill 148, being an Act to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000, the Labour Relations Act, 1995, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act on November 22, 2017.

This Bill substantively changes many aspects of employment law and should be required reading for all employers in the Province of Ontario.

A copy of the Explanatory Notes accompanying the passage of Bill 148 into law can be found below: Read More…

New Corporate Record Keeping Requirements

Recent amendments to the OBCA require companies to maintain a register of interests in land

December 15, 2016

The Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 (“FCPA”) came in to force on December 10, 2016, and with it were introduced new record-keeping requirements for Ontario corporations.  The changes to the Ontario Business Corporations Act (“OBCA”) brought about by the FCPA now impose a requirement for corporations to prepare and maintain a register of ownership interests in land, likely intended to include both legal and beneficial interests.

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