So You’ve Received a Job Offer

By , June 29, 2018 11:01 am

Congratulations!  However, before accepting your job offer, it is important that you carefully read and understand it.  While you may have been offered the job of your dreams, the offer letter for this job is actually an employment contract that may take away your rights. The language in the job offer letter will have been Continue Reading…

Increasing Damages for Sexual Assault in the Workplace

By , June 23, 2018 10:32 am

On average, damages awarded to an employee for a breach of the Human Rights Code, remain relatively low, typically $10,000 to $15,000. The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario recognizes that low-value awards for discrimination and harassment create a license to discriminate. Following that message, it recently released two significant decisions that reflect a willingness to Continue Reading…

Parental Leave and EI: confusion from the 2018 Budget

By , April 2, 2018 12:14 pm

We often receive calls about employees’ rights to maternity leave and parental leave.  The law in this area can be complicated and confusing. Recent media reports about the 2018 Federal Budget have not helped clarify the situation. What was Reported Many media outlets reported that the Budget includes a new leave for fathers. The reporting Continue Reading…

Reviewing a Severance Package: What to Expect from an Employment Lawyer

By , March 7, 2018 12:26 pm

You have just been terminated. You have been given a week or so to accept a severance package but you don’t know if it is fair. That is where we come in. We Tell You Whether Your Termination Package is Fair We only do employment law and we review 100s of severance packages each year. Continue Reading…

Pregnancy, Parental and Maternity Leave 102 (Federal)

By , March 5, 2018 11:30 am

PREGNANCY, PARENTAL AND MATERNITY LEAVE 102 We often receive calls from expecting parents asking about their rights to benefits and time off work once their child arrives.  This article reviews the rights for employees of federally regulated companies in Canada, like banks and airlines. If you work for a provincially regulated company, see here. An Continue Reading…

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