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Mental Health in the Workplace: Understanding Your Rights

Mental illness is a leading cause of disability in Canada, with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health estimating that at least 500,000 Canadians miss work every week due to…

Ontario Paid Sick Leave: Answering Your Questions

The province of Ontario has implemented a temporary three (3) day paid sick leave for workers who are unable to perform their usual duties for reasons related to the COVID-19…

Pregnancy & Parental Leave, Pt. 3: Am I Entitled to my Pre-Leave Role?

This blog is the third installment of a four-part series by Sultan Lawyers focused on employment issues specific to pregnancy and parental leave in Ontario. The first installment can be…

I have been temporarily laid off: Can I receive a severance package?

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to extremely high levels of layoffs. There are, in essence, two types of layoffs: temporary and permanent. In the event of a permanent layoff, the…

Dismissed While Pregnant? You May be Entitled to Additional Compensation

Employees across Canada are entitled to financial protection if they have been dismissed from their employment. This comes in the form of reasonable notice (or pay in lieu of notice)…

Canada Announces More Avenues for Permanent Residency: What You Need to Know

The Government of Canada has announced that starting May 6, 2021, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) will open six (6) time-limited programs aimed at assisting 90,000 essential workers and…

Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Set to Expire in July

Over the past year, Ontario implemented the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave regulation. The leave essentially paused the typical employer liabilities in relation to temporary layoffs, reduced hours, and reduced wages…

Pregnancy & Parental Leave, Pt. 2: Missed Career Opportunities While on Leave

This blog is the second installment of a four-part series by Sultan Lawyers focused on employment issues specific to pregnancy and parental leave in Ontario. The first installment can be…

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…