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I Have a Work Permit and My Employment Was Terminated: Now What?

A little known fact is that Canada issues thousands of temporary work permits each year.  While many foreigners are granted open work permits (which provides permission to work for almost…

Cost Awards in Litigation: Three Things You Should Know

Litigation can be expensive, especially for individuals who are not successful at trial. This is because if an individual (or organization) proceeds to trial and loses, not only do they…

Terminations, Second Wave Layoffs & Safety Measures: What Employees & Employers Need to Know

The second wave of the pandemic is unfortunately well underway in Ontario and across the country. In response, the Government of Ontario has released a new framework to keep the…

Employment Contracts in an Uncertain Labour Market

COVID has upended the Canadian labour market. While some industries have been partially or fully shut down, others have experienced exponential growth. This has resulted in opposite forces, in which…

A Spooky Sultan Halloween: Tips & Tricks for Virtual Halloween Parties

Halloween is just around the corner and this year many workplaces are engaging in virtual Halloween festivities. As employment lawyers, we wanted to provide some tips and tricks to help…

Wrongful, Constructive and Unjust Dismissal: What are the Differences?

At Sultan Lawyers, we address and work with employees that have separated from their employer in several different ways. Understanding the circumstances surrounding a separation is essential for ensuring an…

Sultan Lawyers on Employment Contracts and Severance Pay, Pt. 3

In this final part of our three-part series on employment contracts and severance pay, we address employee entitlements when an employee does not have an employment contract or when the…

I’m Being Bullied at Work: Does My Employer Need to Help?

Harassment and bullying in the workplace occur across all sectors of employment. While the number of incidents of extreme forms of harassment at work, such as physical violence, has dropped…

Post-Termination Options for Temporary Foreign Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the many governmental restrictions imposed in response, has had a dramatic impact on Canada’s temporary foreign worker immigration program. Employers and foreign workers have accordingly been…