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Rights are Expanding for Employees of the Gig Economy

The traditional workplace model has been significantly disrupted in recent years. This is an important issue for individuals and a concern for legal advisors, including employment lawyers in Toronto and…

Employment Law in 2020: The Road Ahead

As we discussed in a blog posted earlier this week, 2019 saw significant employment issues debated in court. The new year will bring even more interesting decisions that will impact…

2019: A Year in Review for Employment Law

Appearances at the Supreme Court of Canada dominated employment law discourse in 2019. However, employers and employees were faced with legislative changes and court decisions that will shape Canadian workplaces…

Can an Employer Profit From Treating Employees Unfairly?

What will the Supreme Court of Canada say about employers’ good faith obligations to employees and how it applies to circumstances where an employee is forced to leave their employment? …

Employment Law, Human Rights & Foreign Workers

This summer we wrote about the decision in Haseeb v. Imperial Oil Limited where the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) confirmed that employers may not impose requirements on job…

When a Resignation Becomes Wrongful Dismissal

A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal provides an important reminder, that often an employee’s resignation from employment is not as clear in law as it at first…

Human Rights Tribunal Confirms Employers May not Discriminate Based on Citizenship

In a recent decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) confirmed that employers may not impose requirements on job applicants that violate the Human Rights Code (the “Code”), including…

Employers Must Consider Foreign Workers for Employment

A recent case of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (OHRT) serves as a cautionary note to employers with respect to the hiring of foreign workers. Specifically, the OHRT makes it clear…

Are Electronic Employment Contracts Legal in Canada?

In Canada, many people believe that physical signatures have greater legitimacy than digital ones. Accordingly, employers continue to be hesitant to the idea of electronically signed employment agreements particularly in…