Retracting a Resignation: Can You Go Back to Work After You Quit?

By , September 19, 2016 3:05 pm

Quitting a job is often a difficult decision. But what happens when you want to return to the job after you resign? There have been situations where employees have been able to retract, take back, their resignation. Here are some factors that the Courts will look at to determine if an employee may retract a Continue Reading…

Independent Contractor or Employee? That is the Question.

By , September 14, 2016 1:46 pm

Many companies hire contractors instead of employees. As we have written before, some advantages for contractors are paying less taxes and being able to claim more tax deductions. However, a contractor is not protected by the Employment Standards Act. Those protections include pregnancy and parental leave, termination and severance pay, and overtime pay. Just because Continue Reading…

Terminated Contract Employee Receives Three Years’ Pay from Prior Employer

By , September 6, 2016 10:30 am

In many cases, employers must provide terminated employees written notice of termination or pay instead of notice. How much notice or pay may depend on the type of employment contract. In some cases, a “contract employee” or those with a “fixed-term contract” may be entitled to extensive damages if they are terminated before the end Continue Reading…

Sexual Harassment Found Even Though No Criminal Charges

By , August 26, 2016 8:20 am

As we have previously reported, employees may recover substantial damages from sexual harassment in the workplace. In a recent decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“the Tribunal”) awarded damages to an employee who was sexually harassed in a Barrie restaurant even though the criminal investigation lead to no charges. The Case In Granes v. Continue Reading…

Am I entitled to a bonus if I am not actively employed when it is paid out?

By , August 23, 2016 10:00 am

Determining whether a terminated employee is entitled to their bonus, even though they are not actively employed when it is paid out, can be a complicated issue. As you may know from reading our blogs, when an employee is terminated without cause, they are entitled to receive notice of termination or pay in lieu of Continue Reading…

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