Ontario Liberal Government Introduces Legislation to Create a Provincial Pension Plan

By , December 10, 2014 1:07 pm

On December 8, 2014, the Ontario government introduced Bill 56 which if passed into law will be called the Ontario Pension Plan Act, 2014. Under Bill 56, employees who are not part of a pension plan and their employers would each be required to contribute 1.9% of the employee’s earnings up to $ 90 000 Continue Reading…

Top 10 Employment Law Stories of 2014

By , December 9, 2014 2:02 am

The end of the year is nigh… And Ontario looks a little bit different…at least, from an employment law perspective. More and more, Canadians are taking legal matters into their own hands and 2014 gave employees the power to do so in a faster way than ever before. As mental health issues are becoming more common in the workforce, Continue Reading…

Jian Ghomeshi: Legal Shades of Grey (Part III)

By , November 28, 2014 11:55 am

The Background On October 27, 2014 the CBC terminated Mr. Ghomeshi’s employment. Later that day he disclosed some intensely private information about his sex life in a public Facebook post. On October 28, 2014 I posted a blog outlining some of the issues that arose out of his termination. Since that time Mr. Ghomeshi has filed Continue Reading…

Tweeting your way to termination: Twitter privacy settings can’t protect you from the law

By , November 25, 2014 9:36 am

Since the beginning of time, employees have privately complained about work and made inappropriate comments to friends and family. Today, however, this venting is happening over the Internet. The internet has major reach and many employees, including professors, sports figures, comedians and writers, have already been terminated because of their Facebook and Twitter activity. As Continue Reading…

Constructive Dismissal Update: 2014 Decisions

By , November 21, 2014 12:11 pm

I am often asked whether a change in employment (or more than one change) is a constructive dismissal. If so, the employee can quit and claim damages for pay in lieu of notice of termination. If not, the person receives no damages. It is an all or nothing proposition. And that is why employment lawyers Continue Reading…

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