College Employer Council and OPSEU (Implementation Issues), Re (2018) | 2018 CarswellOnt 10350 | Ontario Arbitration
[E]mployee status is one thing, but active employment is quite another ... .
Active employment means someone who attends at work, works and is paid in clear distinction to someone who, while undoubtedly an employee, is not an active one – such as a person on PD leave
. Active employment must be given its normal meaning: actual attendance at work to perform the duties of an employee.
If the intent [of the protocol] was to cover everyone with employee status,
or to be a signing bonus, the [arbitration] award could have, and would have, said so. Significantly, it did not.