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…

Wrongful Dismissal Update: Three Ways to Minimize Termination Pay

By , July 27, 2015 10:09 pm

As readers of this blog are aware, many wrongful dismissal actions are now being decided by way of summary judgment motions. This blog summarizes a recent successful summary judgment motion involving a former IBM Canada employee. The Facts Ms. Leeming, a 60-year old employee, was terminated by IMB without just cause after 8 years of Continue Reading…

Human Rights Update: Damage Awards for Sexual Harassment Continue to Rise

By , July 13, 2015 2:26 pm

Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog about a vulnerable, low paid employee who obtained $ 150 000 from her former employer by filing a complaint under the Ontario Human Rights Code. This week, I am writing about a vulnerable, low paid employee who obtained $ 300 000 from her former employer using Ontario’s court Continue Reading…

At Fault for Sexual Harassment: Employee Awarded $150,000 in General Damages

By , June 29, 2015 8:44 pm

General Damage Awards Before May 15, 2015 Since 2008, adjudicators appointed under the Ontario Human Rights Code have had the power to award unlimited general damages as compensation for injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect. Since that time however, very few adjudicators have awarded more than $ 40 000 and most awards are under $ Continue Reading…

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