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A Summary of Our Recent Blogs on Developments in Ontario’s Employment Laws

By , July 28, 2014 12:26 pm

Employee terminations: Information you need to provide your lawyer before terminating an employee.  Do not terminate an employee before speaking with your employment lawyer. To find out why, click here. Frequently Asked Questions about Probationary Employees. Employers often make faulty assumptions about probationary employees. To find out the answers to five questions about these kinds Continue Reading…

Debunking the Myths about Probationary Employees

By , July 28, 2014 11:32 am

According to thelawdictionary.org the word probation means: “Determining if a candidate is suitable for a job before giving his full time creditation as a member of an organization.” Most employers believe that a probationary employee can be terminated at any time with no notice. Not true. To achieve this objective, the employer must clearly set Continue Reading…

Employment Standards Act Update: Employees get more time off to care for children starting October 29, 2014

By , July 24, 2014 2:30 pm

On April 29, 2014, the Ontario government gave employers six months notice that employees would be entitled to three new family care leaves on October 29, 2014. The following blog discusses these predominantly child care leaves, and what implications they have for small businesses. Family Caregiver leave This leave is different from the emergency caregiver Continue Reading…

Terminating an Employee: Consult Before You Act

By , July 24, 2014 11:14 am

We have been advising employers for over 25 years. Employment Contracts are Important Usually, my first question for a new client is “Do you require all new hires to sign an employment contract?” For more information on the benefits of using an employment agreement, click here. As a result of these benefits, most employers have Continue Reading…

Discriminating in Employment on the Basis of Sexual Orientation

By , July 22, 2014 2:43 pm

Ontario, Canada is one of the most progressive jurisdictions in the world when it comes to acknowledging the rights of individuals on the basis of sexual orientation. Over ten years ago, Canada celebrated its first gay marriage in Ontario. It was one of the first jurisdictions in the world to permit same sex marriages. The Continue Reading…

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