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Category: Employment Standards

Should you sign that Offer Letter?

By , September 13, 2017 4:04 pm

Have you been asked to sign back a written offer of employment, or sign an employment contract? This offer letter or employment contract has likely been drafted by the company’s lawyer and it likely takes away some of your rights. There is no such thing as a standard offer letter or employment contract. Some companies Continue Reading…

A No Cost Process for Claiming Damages If You Are Fired for Asserting Your Employment Rights

By , August 25, 2017 11:54 am

If you are punished for asking your employer to comply with the Employment Standards Act there is a no-cost complaint process available to you. In particular, you can file a complaint with the Ontario Ministry of Labour and an Employment Standards Officer will investigate your claim at no cost to you. Riverdale Hospitality Inc. v. Continue Reading…

The Rights of Unionized Employees

By , August 14, 2017 8:20 am

Are you a unionized employee? Have you been terminated or have you experienced mistreatment in your workplace on the basis of your age, race, religious views, gender, sexual orientation or any other ground? It is important to remember that the rights and recourses available to unionized employees are different than those available to non-unionized employees. Continue Reading…

Can an Employer Give Working Notice to Employees who are Incapable of Working?

By , August 9, 2017 10:00 am

When an employee is terminated, instead of providing pay in lieu of notice, the employer may ask the employee to continue working during the notice period. This is known as “working notice”. In general, an employee is legally obligated to comply with their employer’s request to continue working. However, a recent decision by the Ontario 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…

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