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Can I Fire an Employee for Not Getting Vaccinated?

Can I Fire an Employee for Not Getting Vaccinated? Employer’s [...]

The Issue of Disclosing Vaccinations in the Workplace

Does your employer need to know your vaccination status?   […]

The Problematic Nature of Workplace Investigations Into Sexual Harassment

Recently, numerous allegations of sexual assault, harassment, and “inappropriate behaviour” […]

What Employers Should Know When Hiring Independent Contractors

When hiring a new employee, you may come across those […]

3 Things You Should Know About Your Bonus, If You Were Fired

When someone is fired from a company, the employers will […]

Buyer, seller, and employee beware: Employees often caught in the middle and at the mercy of the purchaser, vendor, and court during the sale of a business.  

While the sale and purchase of a business may seem [...]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Constructive Dismissal Claims

COVID-19 has brought to light more questions about employment law [...]

Employees will Benefit From Change in the Worker-Company Relationship Following COVID-19

Canadians are eager to recreate the normalcy of their pre-pandemic […]

Seven new kinds of lawsuits that will become more common in the post-pandemic Canadian workplace

COVID-19 has affected nearly every aspect of our lives, especially […]

What Employers and Employees Should Know About Constructive Dismissal Claims

Terminating an employee is never easy, and it is a […]

Employers Should Ask About Mental Health Issues

For most people, their disabilities are invisible. Many can seem […]

You’re Still Entitled to Your Bonus if You Were Fired

Were you fired for no reason in Ontario? Here’s what […]

All You Need to Know About Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Now that there is no more mandatory retirement in Ontario, […]

What is the difference between pregnancy leave and parental leave in Ontario?

Pregnancy leave is an optional, unpaid leave of absence that […]

Why Employees Might Have to Wait Until 2022 to Get Severance Pay

When the pandemic hit in March 2020, many companies were […]

Are You Entitled to Vacation Pay While on Infectious Disease Emergency Leave?

With COVID-19 looming at the one-year mark, many employers and […]

Can Employers Force Their Employees to be Vaccinated?

The country has been in lockdown for almost a year– […]

Inducement and What it Means for Dismissal

When an employee is wrongfully dismissed, the next step is [...]

Pay Equity- Everything You Need To Know

Pay equity, commonly referred to, and sometimes mistaken, as “equal […]

Length of Service and What it Means for Dismissal

When an employee is wrongfully dismissed, the next step is […]

Who is an essential worker in Ontario?

ONTARIO REGULATION 779/20 made under the REOPENING ONTARIO (A FLEXIBLE [...]

Will COVID vaccines be mandatory in the workplace? Everything you need to know

With vaccines being rolled out across the country, it has [...]

What You Need to Know About the Duty to Accommodate

What is the Duty to Accommodate? The duty to accommodate [...]

Can You Get EI If You Quit?

Can You Get EI If You Quit? There are a [...]

Mental Health Disability Leave in Ontario

Disability Benefits for Mental Illness Introduction According to a report [...]

What is Severance Pay in Ontario?

What is severance pay? In Ontario, severance pay is a [...]

What is the Difference Between Termination and Severance Pay in Ontario?

When employees are terminated without cause, they are owed termination [...]

What Employers Can Do to Ensure Their Workplace is Psychologically Healthy

Employers are generally aware of the need to protect the [...]

Bill 47: 2019 changes to the Employment Standards Act

On November 21, 2018, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, [...]

10 Questions about Long-Term Disability Answered

Q: How much does long-term disability pay? A: Most LTD [...]

10 Questions About Short-Term Disability Answered

Q: How long does it take to get short-term disability? [...]

Can Your Employer Reduce Your Wages?

Compensation is undoubtedly one of the most important terms of [...]

Severance: What It Is & How to Calculate It

What is Severance Pay? Severance pay is compensation paid to [...]

COVID-19: Taking Stress Leave during the Pandemic in Ontario

COVID-19 RELATED EMERGENCY LEAVE On March 19th 2020, the Ontario [...]

Protecting Mental Health in the Workplace

Employers are generally aware of the need to protect the [...]

Workplace bullying in Ontario: Everything you need to know

Workplace bullying in Ontario can be conducted by management or [...]

What is Constructive Dismissal?

Constructive dismissal is a type of wrongful dismissal where the [...]

Are you working in a hostile work environment? If you answered yes to any of these, you might be.

A hostile work environment is created when either management or [...]

Everything You Need to Know about Non-Compete Clauses

A non-compete clause is a type of restrictive covenant. A [...]

Stress Leave in Ontario? Everything you need to know

What is Stress Leave? Stress leave is available to an [...]

Are you Entitled to Overtime if you get Paid a Salary?

The maximum number of hours an employee can be required [...]

Can you get EI if you Got Fired?

Can I Collect Unemployment If I Get Fired? Being fired [...]

Ontario’s response to wage cuts and mass temporary layoffs during COVID-19 in Ontario

COVID-19 UPDATE, June 2, 2020Employers can breathe a sigh of [...]

Can Employers Change your Schedule Without Notice in Ontario?

Ontario’s Employment Standard’s Act (ESA) does not include provisions regulating [...]

What are your employment rights during COVID-19? Everything you need to know

Ontario Employment Laws - Layoff Rights in Ontario Employee rights [...]

How Many Breaks are you Entitled to During an 8 Hour Shift in Ontario?

In Ontario, the Employment Standards Act (ESA) sets out an [...]

Employment Lawyers, Guardians of Society’s Most Vulnerable

Drug abuse and addiction are disabilities protected against discrimination. Employers [...]

Poppy Night in Canada

The fact that Don Cherry of all people is telling [...]

Inside Guide to Employment Laws

Whether you’re an employee who has been unfairly treated or [...]

Can I get fired for calling in sick and lying about it?

Employees tempted to take a sick day to jump-start the [...]

A Poorly Drafted Fixed-Term Contract at Dismissal Can Be Costly

An improperly drafted agreement can be costly as Benson Group [...]

Borel Destroyed Ghomeshi’s & CBC’s Efforts to Rescue Their Reputations

So much for best-laid plans. After hundreds of thousands of [...]

‘Can I Be Fired While On Maternity Leave?’ & Other FAQs

Employment lawyers are used to hearing some questions repeatedly. Often [...]

CEOs must keep their tempers in check

Your CEO, while upset, grabs a subordinate, and drags him [...]

How Independent Are Independent Contractors? [Q&A]

As a labour lawyer who practices across most of Canada, [...]

Romance In the Workplace: Honesty Is the Best Policy

In his poem Ode to the West Wind, Percy Bysshe [...]

Practical Tips For Pregnant Women In the Workplace

Recently, I was reminded of a common worry young women [...]

Whistleblowing Program Still Doesn’t Make It OK To Tattle On Employers

Unfortunately, like most government acts, the recent legislation on whistleblowing [...]

This Is Why You Should Never Speak About Your Dismissal Settlement With Anyone

Vindication can be a powerful drive for terminated employees who [...]

Court Ruling Enshrines Federal Employees Job Security For a Lifetime

Is Canada becoming France? That may not be as much [...]

Busting Severance Pay Myths: Key Factors To Keep In Mind

How much severance pay are you entitled to? This is [...]

Why Employers Should Ban Pokémon Go From the Workplace

It’s barely been a month since Pokémon Go has been [...]

Consequences for Employers Seeking to Terminate ‘For Cause’

An important new decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal [...]

5 Ways Written Employment Contracts May Be Unenforceable

Employees and employers alike sometimes assume payment on dismissal is [...]

How Much Notice Are You Entitled To?

When it comes to being fired from a job, employers seem [...]

Dramatic Reminder of the Importance of Personal Protective Equipment

A Toronto road-worker is lucky to be alive after being [...]

10 Traits To Look For When Hiring An Employment Lawyer

Choosing an employment lawyer can be difficult and daunting. Doing [...]

2017 Federal Budget: How the Upcoming Changes to the Canada Labour Code Could Affect You

It is the day after the Federal Government released its [...]

The #Metoo Movement and the Law of Unintended Consequences

The Law of Unintended Consequences “The road to hell is [...]

You don’t have to disclose the amount of a dismissal settlement to be in breach of the confidentiality agreement

Vindication can be a powerful drive for terminated employees who [...]

Why new whistleblowing legislation still doesn’t make it OK to tattle on your employer

Unfortunately, like most government acts, the recent legislation on whistleblowing [...]

Defined-benefit pension plans are unaffordable for any employer

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers labour dispute with Canada [...]

How Telus’s good note keeping made it clear why this employee quit

Jan Persaud might have realized that a workplace is not [...]

Disclosing Your Pregnancy to Your Employer

Recently, I was reminded of a common worry young women [...]

Honesty is the best policy at work, even when it pertains to a consensual relationship

In his poem Ode to the West Wind, Percy Bysshe [...]

Just how independent are independent contractors? Plenty of readers want to know

As a labour lawyer who practices across most of Canada, [...]

CEOs must keep their elbows, and tempers, in check

Your CEO, while upset, grabs a subordinate, and drags him [...]

‘Can I be fired while on maternity leave?’ and other commonly asked questions

Employment lawyers are used to hearing some questions repeatedly. Often [...]

Kathryn Borel just destroyed Ghomeshi’s and the CBC’s efforts to rescue their reputations

So much for best-laid plans. After hundreds of thousands of [...]

Relying on a poorly drafted fixed-term contract at dismissal can be costly

An improperly drafted agreement can be costly as Benson Group [...]

Your employer can fire you for calling in sick if you’re lying and get caught

Employees tempted to take a sick day to jump-start the [...]