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Employer Obligations & Considerations on Election Day 2021

A federal election is taking place on September 20, 2021, and, as such, Canadians will be headed to the polls to elect their members to Parliament, and subsequently, elect the…

Drug And Alcohol Testing In The Workplace

While employers have a positive obligation to create a safe workplace for employees, addressing this concern through the implementation of drug and alcohol testing policies can raise significant human rights issues.…

Rule 49: Cost Consequences and Offers to Settle During Litigation

Many individuals pursuing litigation against their former employers for wrongful dismissal or other employment-related issues are not aware of the potential cost consequences relating to offers to settle that may…

Should My Employer Consider the Pandemic in My Severance Package?

Over the past year, employees, employers, and courts have been grappling with whether the COVID-19 pandemic should be a consideration in determining an employee’s notice and entitlements following a termination…

Is My Employer Permitted to Terminate Me While I am on a Leave?

Employers reserve the right to terminate an employee’s employment at any time on a without cause basis.  This applies provided that the reasons for the dismissal are not related to…

Do I Need to Sue if I Think I’m Entitled to Further Compensation at Termination?

Many employees are deterred from requesting additional compensation from employers upon termination.  This is largely because employees assume that they can only secure damages after a drawn-out period of expensive…

Canada Designates September 30 as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Government of Canada has formally designated September 30 as a public holiday. National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be observed to honour First Nations, Inuit and Métis survivors…

Job Abandonment in Ontario: What You Should Know

As Ontario continues to re-open the economy and businesses increase operations, many employees will be requested to return to the workplace in the near future. However, not every employee may…

Fixed-Term Employment Contracts: What You Should Know

There are a variety of employment contracts governing the employer-employee relationship. Within the spectrum of varieties are two main types, being (1) fixed-term contracts and (2) indefinite-term contracts.  While most…