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Are employers legally obligated to pay interns?

In Ontario, the Employment Standards Act sets out protections specifically for employees. However, some classes of workers do not fall into the definition of “employee” and the Employment Standards Act…

Can employees receive more than what they are entitled to pursuant to the Employment Standards Act?

Yes. The Employment Standards Act makes it clear that if an employee has an employment contract that contains a provision entitling them to more than what they are entitled to…

Can an employee contract out of their entitlements pursuant to the Employment Standards Act?

No. An employee cannot contract out of their entitlements pursuant to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act and an employer cannot force an employee to give up their rights under the Employment…

What is the “Three-Hour Rule”?

Ontario’s Employment Standards Act sets out that if an employee who regularly works more than three hours a day is required to attend work but works less than three hours,…

My employment was recently terminated. What am I entitled to?

In Ontario, if an employee’s employment has been terminated without cause then they are entitled to, at minimum, sufficient notice of the termination of their employment. The Employment Standards Act…

How many sick days am I entitled to in Ontario?

Pursuant to the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”), most employees can take up to 3 sick days of unpaid job-protected leave per year for medical reasons including personal illness, injury or…