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Category: Employment Standards

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…

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…

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