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Jeremy Warning

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Jeremy Warning is a partner in our Labour and Employment Law group. He advises the firm’s provincial, national and international clients on a full range of labour and employment matters. Jeremy also provides representation to the firm’s clients before the provincial and federal courts, administrative tribunals and before boards of arbitration.

Does OLRB Decision Signal a New Approach To Workplace Harassment under the OHSA?

On November 22, 2013, the Ontario Labour Relations Board (“the Board”) released its decision in the Ljuboja v. The Aim Group Inc. and General Motors of Canada Limited, (“AIM”). While the decision itself was narrowly focused, adjudicating a preliminary motion to seek dismissal of an application alleging a reprisal under the Ontario Occupational Health and…

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Is Corporate Criminal Liability Possible Despite a Defence to OHS Charges?

Your organization considers workplace health and safety important.  Steps are taken to ensure that work is performed in compliance with health and safety laws, industry standards and best practices.  In that regard, the organization conducts workplace hazard assessments,  implements measures and procedures to address the hazards identified in the assessments, provides workers and supervisors with relevant health and…

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Metron Construction Fined $ 200,000 for Criminal Negligence

Today, Metron Construction Corporation, the first corporation convicted in Ontario under the Criminal Code as amended by Bill C-45 in 2004, was fined $200,000 following it’s June 15, 2012, guilty plea to a charge of criminal negligence causing death.  It’s president was also fined $90,000 after pleading guilty to four charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.  The…

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Sentencing in Metron Constructon Case Expected July 13, 2012

As we detailed in our blog posting on June 15, 2012, Metron Construction Corporation and its President both entered guilty pleas to charges stemming from a December 24, 2009, accident that claimed the lives of four workers and seriously injured another.  Metron pleaded guilty to one count of criminal negligence causing death while its President…

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