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Category: Employee benefit

WSIB Benefit Changes Effective January 1, 2018

By , January 11, 2018 11:29 am

Claiming benefits through WSIB because of harassment or bullying at work just got much easier. Until very recently, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act only allowed employees to claim workers compensation benefits if they experienced traumatic mental stress at work. This was very difficult for employees to prove.  The law said that the stress had Continue Reading…

Recent changes to Employment Insurance benefits

By , December 11, 2017 10:00 am

In November of this year, Employment and Social Development Canada confirmed that new Employment Insurance (“EI”) parental, maternity and caregiving benefits will come into force effective December 3, 2017. We previously blogged about these proposed changes when the new EI benefits were being proposed in the federal budget. The changes that have been announced are Continue Reading…

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…

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…

Changes to Parental Leave: What You Need to Know  

By , April 25, 2017 8:00 am

Background Congratulations, you’re planning a family! If you or your partner is pregnant, or you are thinking about becoming a parent, you are probably wondering what maternity leave, pregnancy leave and parental leave mean and how your employment may be affected. The Federal government has also proposed significant changes which may increase your rights. This article explores Continue Reading…

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