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Employment Law and Immigration: Low vs. High-Income Streams

How Do I Decide Which Stream is Appropriate? The interaction between employment and immigration law is significant.  Few areas reflect this more than Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) and their…

Recording Your Boss: Is it Legal?

Employees often ask whether it is legal for them to record a conversation they have at work. The issue especially comes up in situations where the employee is subject to…

What if I Get Pregnant While on Maternity Leave? Knowing Your Rights to Parental Leave in Ontario

Pregnancy Leave (Maternity Leave) Basic Entitlement Pregnant employees are entitled to take up to 17 weeks of unpaid leave of absence (in some cases it may be longer) if they…

I Was Wrongfully Dismissed, How Much Can I Sue For?

Refresher on Wrongful Dismissal A wrongful dismissal occurs when an employee’s employment is terminated without adequate notice or pay in lieu of notice. If an employee has been wrongfully dismissed,…

Sultan Lawyers on Dismissal Pt. 2: My Employer Is Reducing My Pay: Am I Entitled to Damages for Constructive Dismissal?

Refresher on Constructive Dismissal Constructive dismissal occurs when conduct or requirements made of an employee are so at odds with the employee’s job that such conduct/requirements amount to a fundamental…

I Didn’t Do Anything Wrong, Did My Employer Have the Right to Terminate my Employment?

Employees often wonder whether their employer had the right to terminate their employment for no specific reason. Unless an employment contract or a valid company policy which forms part of…

Should I Be Paid Overtime if I am Paid a Salary?

A common misconception is that salaried employees are not entitled to overtime. No such exception exists. Whether an individual is paid an hourly wage or an annual salary in no…

Court Clarifies “Exceptional” Circumstances in Notice Period Awards for Employees Nearing Retirement

An employee is entitled to receive reasonable notice of the termination of their employment under common law unless that right has been limited by an enforceable contractual provision. While in…

Is Your Termination Package Fair? How to Know If You Could Be Entitled to More

The Basics: What You Need to Know In Ontario, and pursuant to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) employees are entitled to notice of the termination of their employment or…