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September 5, 2019

The New World – Employment Contracts

The workplace in Ontario is highly regulated and guided by the overarching principles of protecting and enforcing employee’s rights.
September 5, 2019

Toronto Workplace Harassment Lawyers

The workplace is a far different place than it was even 5 years ago. Employers are now required by law to have Workplace Harassment policies
September 5, 2019

Toronto Workplace Discrimination Lawyers

he Ontario Human Rights Code (“the Code”) sets out certain protections for employees (which can also include contractors) in the workplace.
September 5, 2019

Toronto Constructive Dismissal Lawyers

A Constructive Dismissal occurs where an employer unilaterally changes the terms and conditions of an employee’s employment without providing adequate
September 5, 2019

Toronto Unjust Dismissal Lawyers

Most non-unionized employees in the federal sector are entitled to protections similar to those enjoyed by unionized employees. The Canada Labour Code (“the Code”) applies to employees working in federally regulated industries such as banks, airlines,
September 4, 2019

Toronto Wrongful Dismissal Lawyers

An employee terminated “without cause” in Ontario is entitled to receive notice of dismissal. Employers rarely provide working notice of termination (for obvious reasons) and in a vast majority of cases provide a payment in lieu.
March 18, 2019

Appropriate notice and the employment contract

APPROPRIATE NOTICE AND THE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT Except where there is a contract with a specific term to the contrary, an employee is entitled to reasonable notice […]
March 17, 2019

Termination – With Cause, Without Cause or Just Cause

It is difficult enough for an individual to be suddenly told that his or her employment has come to an end. It is doubly so when […]
March 16, 2019

Termination issue cause of intoxication – Wrongful Dismissal.

JUST CAUSE – INTOXICATION Can an employee who comes to work intoxicated, be terminated for cause and be denied damages for wrongful dismissal? Except where the […]
March 15, 2019

A Case of Employee Dishonesty Resulting in Termination

Article No. 15 JUST CAUSE – “DISHONESTY” “Dishonesty” encompasses not only theft or fraud but any form of untrustworthy conduct. Just cause based on dishonesty may […]
March 14, 2019

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT PAYMENTS AND COMMON LAW DAMAGES — WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

Article No. 14 EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS ACT PAYMENTS AND COMMON LAW DAMAGES — WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? Termination can be one of the most traumatic experiences in […]
March 13, 2019

TERMINATED FOR CAUSE – WHERE DO I GO?

TERMINATED FOR CAUSE – WHERE DO I GO? Being terminated can be one of the most traumatic experiences in one’s life. In the normal course, and […]
March 12, 2019

A poor performance cannot be the cause of termination – Toronto Employment Lawyer

JUST CAUSE – POOR PERFORMANCE There are various types of conduct or misconduct which may give rise to cause for termination.  In the event that cause […]
February 28, 2019

What is Overtime & How Is It Calculated?

Article No. 18 OVERTIME Part VIII of the Employment Standards Act of Ontario (the “Act”) requires that an employer provide overtime pay of at least one […]
February 27, 2019

Termination of Employment, Notice and Pay in Lieu of Notice

Article No. 10 CAUSE If an employer terminates an employee its obligation is to provide “notice” or “pay in lieu of notice” except where it can […]
February 26, 2019

WRONGFUL DISMISSAL AND THE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT

Article No. 9 WRONGFUL DISMISSAL AND THE EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT An employer’s obligation to provide reasonable notice upon termination or wrongful dismissal damages is by no means […]
February 25, 2019

RESIGNATION

Article No. 7   RESIGNATION Where it is not the employer who has terminated the relationship by terminating the employee, but rather the employee who has […]
February 24, 2019

Employment: Why You May Want to Provide termination package

Article No. 6 RELEASE An employer who dismisses an employee without cause is obliged to provide notice of termination or pay in lieu thereof. The failure […]
February 23, 2019

Employment Termination Without Reason, Cause or Pay

Article No. 4 The Alberta Provincial Court’s decision in Locke v. Chandos Construction Ltd. addressed a number of interesting legal issues.  Mr. Locke was employed as […]
February 23, 2019

Employee Termination with Cause and without Cause – wrongful dismissal

Article No. 3 CAUSE Not every employee who faces termination of employment will have an action for wrongful dismissal. A termination is “wrongful” when an employee […]