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COVID-19: When a Layoff Becomes a Termination

With a myriad of layoff notices having been issued in March, we expect that a significant number of workers will be soon be recalled to their previous roles. We do…

Life after Layoffs Pt. 2: Top 3 Questions for Employees Returning to the Workplace

This post is the second part of a three-part series on employment after layoffs due to COVID-19. You can see the first part of the series here. Last week, the…

THE FIRST FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN LAID OFF

1. Seek Professional Legal Advice It is important to be mindful of the fact that layoffs and terminations of employment are not the same things. While they can be easily confused,…

I’ve Been Laid Off Due to COVID-19: A Guide for Employees

Uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 continues to grow and the resulting social distancing and self-isolation directives bring new challenges to Canada’s workforce. Given the economic challenges that Canadian employers are facing, it…

Employees Rights When They Are Headhunted

Employers across Canada are under significant pressure to find the right employees to support their businesses. Given the low unemployment rate, employers are finding it hard to secure the talent…

Termination of Employment and Foreign Workers

It is hardly news that Canada has one of the most diverse populations in the world.  A large part of the reason for this is the diversity of programs aimed…

Love is in the Air, and Maybe the Workplace

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love is in the air more than usual. Love in the workplace is more than an occasional occurrence. In fact, relationships formed at work…

Will My Social Media Posts Cost Me My Job?

The popularity of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and more have exponentially gained popularity over the last decade. These platforms allow us to remain connected with friends…

How Enforceable Are Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Clauses, Really?

Restrictive covenants in an employment context seek to limit a former employee’s ability to compete for and/or solicit clients in the industry once the employment relationship is terminated. Think non-competition…