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Two Sides to Every Story

Having your employment terminated can understandably be a stressful experience. This is particularly the case where an employee does not fully understand their legal rights.  The Alberta Court of Queen’s…

Employee Rights During the Upcoming Provincial Election

June 7, 2018 marks election day for the province of Ontario. Nearing the election, employees and employers often wonder what their rights and obligations are surrounding the election, especially regarding…

Ontario Ministry of Labour Returning to Pre Bill 148 Public Holiday Formula

Following feedback and discussion with stakeholders, the Ontario Government has announced that it will, at least temporarily, revoke a controversial change to the public holiday pay formula recently introduced by…

New Changes to Canada’s Medical Inadmissibility Policies

The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship recently announced long-awaited changes to its application of the medical inadmissibility provision of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and related changes to…

Understanding Employment Law 03

Duty to Investigate Workplace Issues Many employers will be aware of the need to investigate allegations of workplace human rights abuses. The duty to investigate is, however, not one limited…

Understanding Employment Law 02

Wrongful Dismissal A fundamental proposition of employment law, as discussed in the most recent post, is to provide fair notice of termination. This principle will allow a terminated employee to…

Understanding Employment Law

Employment law principles start with a deceptively simple concept: in every employment agreement, there is an implied term that the employer must provide reasonable advance notice of termination, absent just…

Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms That Terminated Employee is Entitled to Deferred Portions of His Bonus

The Court of Appeal recently found that a terminated employee was entitled to deferred portions of his bonus, that would have vested after the end of his reasonable notice period,…

Tribunal Finds Former Costco Employee Who Swore at Customer Was Appropriately Dismissed for Cause

Tribunal Finds Former Costco Employee Who Swore at Customer Was Appropriately Dismissed for Cause After a legal battle that has lasted almost two years, the British Columbia Employment Standards Tribunal…