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The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan: A Primer

By , February 9, 2016 9:01 am

The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan: A Primer As I reported in December 2014, the Ontario government intends to introduce the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) for some employers effective January 1, 2017. The ORPP is Being Phased In The ORPP will be phased in over 3 years. Contributions for employers with 50 to 499 employees Continue Reading…

Doing Business in Ontario: Five Workplace Laws that Employers Need to Know

By , February 2, 2016 9:07 am

Doing Business in Ontario: Five Workplace Laws that Employers Need to Know The employment relationship is heavily regulated in Ontario. This blog identifies five laws that apply to most workplaces. Employment Standards Act. This law sets out the minimum terms and conditions of employment that are deemed to be included in all employment contracts. This Continue Reading…

Sexual Harassment – The Cost of a Hug: $15,000

By , January 27, 2016 9:34 am

Sexual Harassment: A Classic ‘He Said vs. She Said’ Case In 2015, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal considered the case of a self-employed sales agent claiming she quit her job because the broker sexually harassed her. The broker claims he did not harass her and she quit because she was not earning much income. It Continue Reading…

Employee Terminations: The ABCs

By , January 18, 2016 11:24 pm

Today’s Job market In this age of globalization and precarious employment most people change jobs many times in a career. Changing jobs is a fact of workplace life for most people. Some people are terminated and other people voluntarily resign. Either way an employer should consider employee terminations to be a given and manage them. Continue Reading…

Constructive Dismissal: The Bane of An Employment Lawyer’s Existence

By , January 12, 2016 9:16 am

Constructive Dismissal: The Bane of An Employment Lawyer’s Existence Definition of Constructive Dismissal:  The Traditional Definition Until recently, a constructive dismissal was found to take place when an employer breaches an implicit or explicit term of contract and that breach “substantially alters an essential term of the contract.” The judge would apply an objective test; Continue Reading…

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