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September 9th, 2021

Workplace policies can be useful tools to establish clear expectations and increase productivity in the workplace.

September 7th, 2021

This was the question considered in the recent Ontario Labour Board Decision of ALL Canada Crane Rental Corp. v. Jason Hanna. Read on to learn more.

September 2nd, 2021

Starting September 22, 2021, Ontarians will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and photo ID to enter certain establishments.

September 2nd, 2021

Omni TV interview in Mandarin regarding the legality of employers mandating COVID-19 vaccinations at the workplace.

August 31st, 2021

Are employers in the City of Toronto obliged to implement COVID-19 workplace vaccination policies? Read on to learn more.

August 25th, 2021

A number of recent decisions have been released considering the appropriateness of class actions relating to worker classification.

August 23rd, 2021

The federal, provincial, and municipal authorities have recently made announcements regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination in the workplace.

August 19th, 2021

The Supreme Court of Canada recently provided some welcome clarification on the appropriate approach to interpreting releases.

August 11th, 2021

WSIB provides protection to employers and employees alike in the case of a workplace injury. However, WSIB coverage may impact an employee's right to sue.

August 6th, 2021

It is important to understand the duties, responsibilities, and potential liabilities that come with being a director of an Ontario corporation.

August 5th, 2021

With the upcoming roll out of the Pay Equity Act and new minimum wage, federal employers face a number of new obligations. Read on to learn more.

August 3rd, 2021

Directors are essential to a corporation. It is important to understand who can be a director and the process involved in becoming a director.

July 27th, 2021

The recent decision in Kraft v. Firepower Financial confirms that COVID-19 may increase an employee's entitlement to reasonable notice of termination.

July 26th, 2021

With COVID-19 vaccination rates on the rise, it is important to consider how to handle vaccination in your workplace.

July 23rd, 2021

Most employment relationships in Ontario are governed by the Employment Standards Act (ESA). Read on to learn about the process for filing an ESA claim.

July 20th, 2021

If a person experiences discrimination in the workplace, they can file a claim with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Read on to learn more.

July 15th, 2021

Read on to learn more about what constitutes a wrongful dismissal and the steps involved in a wrongful dismissal lawsuit.

July 7th, 2021

The debate continues whether temporary layoffs that occur during COVID-19 amount to constructive dismissal at common law. Read on to learn more.

July 5th, 2021

With telework becoming a more common arrangement, its important to consider the legal implications of working remotely abroad.

June 25th, 2021

COVID-19 precipitated a rapid shift to remote work. As we look to the future, its important to consider how remote work may impact employment entitlements.

June 17th, 2021

The Divisional Court recently clarified that the $2.5 million payroll threshold for severance under the ESA includes an employer's global payroll.

June 16th, 2021

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently reconsidered when shares will form part of an employee's compensation package. Read on to learn more.

June 10th, 2021

Two Ontario court decisions have now been released on whether an employee who is temporarily laid off due to COVID-19 can sue for constructive dismissal.

June 7th, 2021

In its decision in Labrador Recycling Inc. v. Folino, the Ontario Court reminds employers that overbroad restrictive covenants will not be enforceable.

June 3rd, 2021

Ontario employees are now entitled to paid time off work for reasons relating to COVID-19. Read on to learn more!

May 26th, 2021

A number of recent Ontario decisions have considered how the COVID-19 pandemic may impact employees' entitlements on termination.

May 11th, 2021

Employees with childcare or family obligations may be entitled to accommodation in their workplace.

April 26th, 2021

With the rise in work from home arrangements, it is important to consider where "home" is and how that may impact employment rights and obligations.

April 9th, 2021

Navigating severance and employment insurance (EI) benefits can be tricky. Read on to find out the answers to our F.A.Q. on this topic.

February 9th, 2021

The Canadian government is offering financial support to employers during the COVID-19 crisis. Read on to learn about the current programs in place.

February 9th, 2021

The Canadian government is offering financial support to employees during the COVID-19 crisis. Read on to learn about the current programs in place.

January 18th, 2021

Federal employers beware - your termination provisions may be subject to challenge. Read our review of the decision in Sager v. TFI International Inc.

January 14th, 2021

What happens when an employer discovers cause for termination after an employee has been dismissed without cause? Read on to find out.

January 4th, 2021

Can employers require that their employees receive the COVID-19 vaccination in order to return to work? Read on to find out.

November 15th, 2020

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, learn about your public holiday entitlements.

October 28th, 2020

Terminations for cause are tricky. It is important to understand when a termination for cause is, or is not, appropriate.

October 23rd, 2020

Learn about the special overtime rules that apply to the agriculture industry, household and landscaping services, government employees, and students.

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.