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October 22nd, 2020

Learn about the special overtime rules that apply to the EMS and healthcare, hospitality services and sales, construction, and transportation industries.

October 21st, 2020

Certain professional employees are not entitled to overtime. Read on to learn whether your profession excludes you from overtime pay.

October 20th, 2020

Employees who work as managers or supervisors may not be entitled to overtime pay in Ontario.

October 16th, 2020

Understanding Ontario's overtime rules is important. Read on to learn about your overtime entitlements.

October 15th, 2020

The Supreme Court of Canada's recent decision provides some welcome clarity on employees' bonus entitlements on termination.

October 9th, 2020

Vacations provide a chance to rest and unwind. Read on to learn about your rights relating to vacation.

October 8th, 2020

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Ontario, the government has announced new public health measures affecting workplaces.

October 1st, 2020

In certain circumstances, the poor conduct of the employer during the course of the termination may justify an extra damages award.

September 4th, 2020

On September 3, 2020, the Ontario government announced that employees who have been off work due to COVID-19 can stay off for longer until January 2, 2021.

August 31st, 2020

Ontario caselaw explain whether employees are entitled to variable pay during their reasonable notice period after they have been terminated from work.

August 30th, 2020

Purchaser and seller to an asset sale of a business should consider employment law issues. Employees should also be aware of their rights and obligations.

August 21st, 2020

Workplace Harassment and Violence rules are different for federally vs. provincially employees, and there have been changes to the former. Stay up to date.

August 10th, 2020

Whether you are an employee, dependent contractor, or an independent contractor, will determine what workplace rights you may have, or not.

July 29th, 2020

On July 24, 2020, the Reopening Ontario Act ends Ontario's COVID-19 declared emergency. Learn the employment implications for employers and employees.

June 24th, 2020

Termination provisions in employment contracts must comply with minimum standards to be valid. Otherwise, employees will get greater severance entitlements

June 1st, 2020

Ontario proposes changes to the Workplace Safety and Insurance laws to make it easier for workers tested COVID-19 positive to get WSIB benefits.

May 30th, 2020

Ontario government says mass layoffs and terminations during COVID-19 is not layoff or constructive dismissal. Key takeaways, and questions that come next.

May 28th, 2020

Legal updates on remote/virtual legal proceedings in Ontario during COVID-19, and best practices.

May 22nd, 2020

Clear and effective communication between the employer and employee is crucial for a successful return to work from COVID-19.

May 21st, 2020

In Ontario, if an employee genuinely believes it is not safe for them to return to work from COVID-19, when, and how, can an employee refuse to work?

May 7th, 2020

Amid COVID-19, must employees return to work, or can they refuse to go back? What can they ask employers for on health, safety, and human rights?

May 6th, 2020

As businesses prepare to re-open it is crucial that employers understand their obligations to provide a safe workplace. Know health and safety duties.

April 1st, 2020

As Canadian employers face a blunt shortage of work and cashflow issues, consider innovative, albeit radical, COVID-19 workplace solutions.

March 30th, 2020

The AODA makes Ontario more accessible to people with disabilities. Find out employer obligations and critical timelines.

March 18th, 2020

An employer terminating a soon-to-start employment agreement will give rise to severance-like entitlements for the employee. Learn how to navigate this.

March 17th, 2020

Amidst COVID-19, employers to review their business continuity plan at least once a day, and employees to stay abreast of changing employment issues.

March 6th, 2020

Think an employee terminated for cause is automatically precluded from severance? Think again. Termination clauses are tricky, even for cause.

September 10th, 2019

Going to Court can be costly. It is very important to understand how these costs will end up being paid and who will end up paying them.

September 3rd, 2019

Going to Court can be costly. It is very important to understand how these costs will end up being paid and who will end up paying them.

April 27th, 2019

Employers should review benefits and pension coverage/options to ensure no breach of human rights and stay compliant in terms of age discrimination issues.

April 11th, 2019

This article helps employers draft better termination clauses, and employees agree to better employment terms. Protect your legal rights at termination.

January 15th, 2019

Q&A with Toronto lawyer and business litigator Tina Lee

September 15th, 2017

Knowing what your "status" is critical as a first step in enforcing severance rights that you may be entitled to, and, meeting obligations such as taxes.

August 30th, 2017

Read on to learn what health related leave of absence you are entitled to take to care for your loved ones, and not be penalized at work.

August 29th, 2017

Better personal emergency leave (and sick days) rules may soon be coming in Ontario, for when you and your loved ones are sick, injured, or in need.

August 28th, 2017

Know what your legal rights are with maternity and parental leave, under employment standards, labor law, and human rights, to protect you and your family.

August 28th, 2017

Chart that compares maternity and parental leave under applicable employment standards legislation from province to province in Canada.

August 21st, 2017

Your employer must provide accommodation at the workplace if you have a physical or mental disability. Ensure your human rights are not violated.

August 14th, 2017

Employees cannot be discriminated against at the workplace because of family status, accommodation may be required under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

August 8th, 2017

Human rights and anti discrimination laws at the workplace are fundamental . What are the protected grounds, bona fide requirements, duty to accommodate?

July 31st, 2017

Employees entitled to severance have a corresponding legal obligation to look for a job, or, mitigate. Failure to mitigate may reduce the severance.

July 24th, 2017

Employees, contract workers, and partners who are dismissed or terminated from employment without cause have rights to severance, notice, or pay in lieu.

July 17th, 2017

Losing your job is stressful. The employee has the right to take the time needed to learn severance related rights, and to decide to negotiate or not.

July 10th, 2017

Employee files a workplace harassment complaint. What are basics on the process? What typically happens after? Is your workplace equipped for it?

July 5th, 2017

Offer letters can be a powerful human resources tool, for employers to effectively manage employees and for employees to enjoy benefits. Tips on how.