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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TORT LAW AND THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP

In the workforce, it is crucial to understand the foundations that make up a relationship between an employee and an employer. In layman’s terms, an employment relationship is essentially an…

All you need to know about Bill 88: Electronic Monitoring in the Workplace

As we have previously discussed, the Ontario government has recently passed Bill 88, The Working for Workers Act, 2022. This Bill can be observed as another recent step in modernizing…

DUTY TO ACCOMMODATE – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

In the workforce, employers and employees are immersed into an environment that forces collaboration with individuals of differing ability, identity, status, race, age, and many other characteristics. These factors work…

IS THERE A “RIGHT TIME” FOR YOUTH TO JOIN THE WORKFORCE?

As the workforce continually adapts to new generations of workers entering and leaving, many traditions that were seen as norms in the past are no longer the norms we see…

WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS AS AN EMPLOYEE DURING YOUR PROBATION PERIOD?

It is a common misconception that newly hired employees are automatically subject to a probation period upon starting a new position at a company. Further, employees may be unaware of…

The Ban on Non-Competition Agreements: How to Continue to Protect Your Business

In our recent blog, we wrote about Ontario’s Bill 27, the Working for Workers Act, 2021, which proposed new changes to several pieces of legislation, including the Employment Standards Act,…

What is “Bad Faith” in a Termination?

The term “bad faith” stems from an employer’s legal obligation to act in good faith when terminating an employment relationship. A bad faith termination is when an employer has breached…

Avoiding Discrimination During the Hiring Process

The recruitment process is generally responsible for more incidents of discrimination than any other area of employment. In general, employers understand that overt and explicit acts of discrimination, otherwise known…

WHAT IS THE DUTY TO MITIGATE?

The duty to mitigate refers to a common law principle that requires an employee who has been wrongfully dismissed to take all reasonable steps to find comparable, alternative employment during…