Two changes to the HRTO Rules of Procedure took effect today:

  1. Applicants now have 21 days to file a reply to a response. Previously they only had 14 days. (Rule 9.3)
  2. Respondents no longer need to file a full response to request deferral of an application when the issues in dispute are the subject of an ongoing grievance or arbitration proceeding. Instead, they can provide a copy of the grievance and tell the tribunal why they think the application should be deferred. (Rule 8.2)