Employment

Time for New Employment Contracts

The rules of the game have changed. Due to a significant decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal, many existing termination clauses in employment contracts may not be enforceable any […]

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COVID-19: Is Your Workplace Ready to Return to Work?

The province has recently changed the workplace safety guidelines to ensure that workers and the public are protected amongst the COVID-19 pandemic. These guidelines are to ensure that everyone is […]

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Covid-19: Ontario State of Emergency and the Impact on your Business

As the Covid-19 pandemic drags on many business owners are doing their best to work through the provincial state of emergency but fear they could face severe penalties from the […]

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The Fixed-Term Contract: Employers Beware

The Ontario Court of Appeal has given employers yet another good reason to be wary about hiring employees on fixed-term contracts.  In Howard v. Benson Group Inc. (2016) ONCA 256, […]

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Ontario Employment Law – Obligation to Accomodate

Mary Pilon worked for the City of Cornwall for 23 years.  In her final years with the City, she was a customer service representative in the Finance Department.  She left […]

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Labour Law & Assistive Devices

Labour Law & Disability – Coverage of Personal Bodily Assistive Devices In order to accommodate an employee with a disability, employers often have to adapt various aspects of their work […]

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Bullying in the Workplace: an Employer’s Obligations

Bullying isn’t just a schoolyard thing. It also affects working adults, as well as the overall atmosphere of the workplace.  In 2009, the Ontario government introduced Bill 168, which amended […]

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Yoga Retreats on Long-term Disability: Disputing Medical Evidence

If your job and personal life are starting to stress you out, and you want to get away from it all by going on long-term disability and taking a yoga […]

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Employer’s Disclosure of Employee Medical Information Constitutes Invasion of Privacy and Harassment

OVERVIEW: In St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa Inc. v. Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 2437, [2016] O.L.A.A. No. 93, 126 C.L.A.S. 110, CanLII 10432 (ON LA), decided February 16, […]

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Employee Terminations in the Federally Regulated Sphere: Wilson v AECL

The Supreme Court of Canada has made it clear that employees of federally regulated entities who are governed by the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”) cannot be terminated without just […]

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