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Employee Rights While Working From Home

With the holiday season in full swing and the announcement of new lockdown measures in Ontario, many employees will be carrying out their employment duties from home over the holiday…

Working Remotely Outside of Canada: What You Should Know

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March came an abrupt shift towards remote work among Canadian businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has therefore not only transformed the workplace, but…

Employment for Foreign Workers, Pt. 1: Getting to Canada

This blog is the first in a three-part series called ‘Employment for Foreign Workers’.  Between January and April of 2020, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) issued over 33,000 work…

If My Employment Is Terminated, Do I Still Get my Bonus?

Many employees rely on a range of sources of compensation. More and more employees are receiving multiple streams of compensation, including base salary and incentive compensation, such as performance bonuses…

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…