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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Intrusion upon Seclusion: Ontario’s New Tort of Invasion of Privacy

The Ontario Court of Appeal has introduced the invasion of privacy into provincial law. In a recent decision that will surely have widespread implications for individuals and businesses alike, the […]

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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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