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Top Five Things to Know About Releases Upon Termination

If your employment has been terminated, your employer may ask that you sign a release in exchange for accepting a termination package. Below we discuss what a release is and…

Rights and Obligations: Health and Safety of Foreign Workers

The importance of permanent immigration to Canada’s prosperity is well understood. What is less well known is the critical role that temporary foreign workers play in Canada’s economic prosperity. For…

Ontario’s April State of Emergency and Stay at Home Order: What does it Mean for You?

As of 12:01 am April 8, 2021, the province of Ontario entered a state of emergency and province-wide stay-at-home order due to an increase in COVID-19 infections throughout the province.…

What Resource Do Employees Have if Their Employer Does Not Honour Their Contract?

While not required at law, written employment contracts are common. These contracts can take all kinds of forms, from short introductory letters to lengthy contracts that address a wide range…

Non-Compliance with Health Directives at Work: The Impact on Your Employment

There is little doubt that COVID-19 has been an extraordinarily difficult time. From the loss of family members and exhausted front-line workers to the spike in unemployment and severe disruption…

Pregnancy & Parental Leave Series, Pt. 1: Can I Be Fired While on Leave?

This blog is the first installment of a four-part series by Sultan Lawyers focused on employment issues specific to pregnancy and parental leave in Ontario.  Canada provides among the most…

Courts Responding to Online Harassment: Am I Protected as an Employee?

Harassment and bullying have long existed in society, including in the workplace. Fortunately, and in recent years, there has been a greater recognition in Canadian society of the seriousness of…

How do I Know if I Have Been Wrongfully Dismissed?

In most cases, employers have the right to end an employment relationship at any time. In exchange for this flexibility, employers are expected to meet certain obligations on dismissal, including…

Should My Employer Consider the Pandemic In my Severance Package?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues many employees are having their employment terminated without cause. It is important to consider the impact of the pandemic on employee’s entitlements upon the termination…