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Employee Terminations: How Employment Contracts and Legal Consultation Prevent Legal Fires

By , May 18, 2015 11:41 pm

I strongly recommend that employers require all new employees to sign an employment contract with a termination clause. As a result, the employer knows how much it will cost to terminate the employee and the employee is effectively precluded from commencing a wrongful dismissal claim. To read more about the benefits of using employment contracts, Continue Reading…

The MacLeod Law Firm Value Proposition

By , May 5, 2015 9:58 am

We help employers avoid legal fires, and extinguish any legal fires that do break out. I have decided to expand the MacLeod Law Firm and offer our services to more employers. Since I don’t have a marketing background, I hired a marketing consultant as I subscribe to the “I don’t know what I don’t know” Continue Reading…

Wrongful Dismissal: Recent Decisions Made by Summary Judgment Motion

By , April 21, 2015 2:28 am

Last year I wrote a blog entitled, “Wrongful Dismissal Law: Summary Judgment Motions – The Way of the Future”. This blog introduced some important facts about summary judgment motions such as when they are appropriate to use and what they decide. Over the last year, these motions have become more and more common within the legal Continue Reading…

Supreme Court of Canada Update: Administrative Suspension = Constructive Dismissal

By , April 8, 2015 10:52 am

On March 6, 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission. The Facts David Potter signed a seven year contract to work as an Executive Director of a government agency. The relationship soured and the parties started negotiations to end the contract early.   Potter then Continue Reading…

OHSA Update: The Cost of Firing an Employee for Filing a Complaint with the Ministry of Labour Just Went Up

By , April 7, 2015 2:24 am

Each year in Ontario, over 10,000 workers file a claim with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) because they’ve been injured on the job to the extent that they cannot return to work the day after the injury. So, employers be wary: workplace accidents are very common and you can incur large costs if Continue Reading…

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