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Category: Compensation

Your Bonus – How to Ensure You Receive It?

By , November 7, 2017 10:12 am

What your contract says about your bonus is significant. There have been many legal disputes assessing the language of employment contracts in recent years.  Many of these cases focus on bonuses. An employer can try to limit what you receive  through the words in your contract.  They can do so by making the bonus calculation Continue Reading…

Independent Contractor Owed Notice of Termination

By , November 1, 2017 10:01 am

One common misconception is that, unlike employees, independent contractors are not owed notice of termination. In one recent case from Ontario, an employer was forced to pay an independent contractor for notice because of the way the termination clause was drafted in the contract. Although the facts of this case are somewhat unique, there are Continue Reading…

Significant Changes to Employment Standards Coming to Ontario

By , June 2, 2017 8:36 am

On June 1, 2017, the Ontario government introduced legislation to amend Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) and the Labour Relations Act, 1995. The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (the “Act”), builds on the Changing Workplaces Review Final Report which was released on May 23, 2017 after two years of consultations, including with our law firm. Continue Reading…

Your Rights as a Disabled Employee

By , March 13, 2017 3:56 pm

Employers have additional obligations towards disabled employees. In addition to rights under Ontario’s Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the Workplace Safety & Insurance Act, Ontario’s courts and administrative tribunals have awarded disabled employees special damages for shoddy treatment. If you have been disabled at work then you have numerous Continue Reading…

How to get around a termination clause

By , February 22, 2017 2:58 pm

You may have signed an employment contract with a termination clause. You may be wondering whether you are only entitled to the amount set out in this termination clause. The short answer is…it depends. There are a number of ways to attack a termination clause. If successful, you could be entitled to more termination pay than Continue Reading…

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