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More options for Employers looking to facilitate Global Mobility: The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (“CPTPP”) entered into force on December 30, 2018 when six of the 11 member countries including Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore…

Sharaf Sultan Quoted in HR Reporter

Sharaf Sultan was recently quoted in Canadian HR Reporter discussing an employer who was sentenced to jail for 90 days and hit with a $900,000 in fines for unpaid wages. Read…

Understanding Employment Law 03

Duty to Investigate Workplace Issues Many employers will be aware of the need to investigate allegations of workplace human rights abuses. The duty to investigate is, however, not one limited…

Understanding Employment Law 02

Wrongful Dismissal A fundamental proposition of employment law, as discussed in the most recent post, is to provide fair notice of termination. This principle will allow a terminated employee to…

Understanding Employment Law

Employment law principles start with a deceptively simple concept: in every employment agreement, there is an implied term that the employer must provide reasonable advance notice of termination, absent just…

Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms That Terminated Employee is Entitled to Deferred Portions of His Bonus

The Court of Appeal recently found that a terminated employee was entitled to deferred portions of his bonus, that would have vested after the end of his reasonable notice period,…

Tribunal Finds Former Costco Employee Who Swore at Customer Was Appropriately Dismissed for Cause

Tribunal Finds Former Costco Employee Who Swore at Customer Was Appropriately Dismissed for Cause After a legal battle that has lasted almost two years, the British Columbia Employment Standards Tribunal…

Addressing Workplace Harassment on Parliament Hill

The #metoo movement and the receny resignation of several high-level Canadian politicians, including Patrick Brown (the former PC Leader in Ontario) and Kent Hehr (the former federal Sport and Disabilities…

Freeze on Processing Labour Market Impact Assessment (“LMIA”) Applications for High-wage Positions in Alberta

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”), which reserves the right to refuse processing of LMIA applications on both regulatory and public policy grounds, has recently added a new policy-based LMIA…