Some of Ontario’s Mandatory Training Requirements

By , October 6, 2015 10:02 am

In recent years, the Ontario government has imposed several new mandatory training requirements on employers carrying on business in Ontario. As an employment lawyer who advises employers of all sizes I see that employers are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up to date on these obligations. This blog summarizes some of the mandatory training Continue Reading…

More obligations under AODA Take Effect on January 1, 2016: Is your Organization Compliant Yet?

By , September 22, 2015 10:28 am

More changes under AODA Take Effect on January 1, 2016: Is your Organization Compliant Yet? By January 1, 2016 – about 3 months from now – Ontario employers with 50 or more employees must comply with the Employment Standard Regulation (“The Regulation”) under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”). The Regulation imposes 11 Continue Reading…

Why Termination Clauses in Employment Contracts are Being Litigated

By , September 8, 2015 9:21 am

Trends in Employment Contracts Increasingly, employers are requiring new hires to sign an employment contract which contains a termination clause. An employer can limit its termination pay obligation to the minimum standards set out in the Ontario Employment Standards Act (ESA minimum). Absent such a clause an employee is generally entitled to “reasonable” notice of Continue Reading…

Three Laws that Ontario Small Businesses Need to Know

By , August 25, 2015 5:41 pm

It is extremely difficult for small businesses to keep up to date on Ontario’s employment laws. This blog summarizes three laws that apply to Ontario workplaces. Employment Standards Act This law sets out minimum standards of employment like the minimum wage, when overtime must be paid, nine statutory holidays, termination pay and severance pay. This Continue Reading…

How to Save Money: Help a Terminated Employee Find a New Job

By , August 10, 2015 10:42 pm

Did you know that it is usually in an employer’s financial interest to help a recently terminated employee find alternative employment? Here’s why: the faster a terminated employee secures alternative employment the lower the wrongful dismissal damages he or she can prove. Helping A Recently Terminated Employee Find A New Job Can Save you Money Continue Reading…

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