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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…

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…