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Case Study: Why You Need to Periodically Review Your Employment Contract

By , October 11, 2017 9:08 am

A well-drafted employment contract is the best employment law investment an employer can make. It protects an employer from significant liability and will usually save thousands of dollars in termination costs. An employment contract should be reviewed periodically because judges are refusing to enforce termination clauses if they are not drafted properly. In a recent case, Covenoho Continue Reading…

When Does a Compliment Constitute Sexual Harassment?

By , October 10, 2017 9:12 am

Despite a number of legislative initiatives that are intended to reduce and ultimately eliminate sexual harassment in society, sexual harassment continues to be a problem in Ontario’s workplaces. One of the more nuanced areas of sexual harassment law is what kind of language a male can direct towards a woman in the workplace. Sometimes there Continue Reading…

Everything You Need to Know About Ontario’s Employment Laws

By , September 26, 2017 9:35 am

Now that I have your attention, let me outline three things you need to know. The Ministry of Labour is devoting considerably more resources to enforcing the Employment Standards Act (the “ESA”) and your organization is more likely to be inspected. Earlier this year, the government announced it was hiring an additional 175 enforcement officers. Continue Reading…

You Can Run but You Can’t Hide: More Changes to Ontario’s Employment Laws

By , August 22, 2017 11:12 am

The dog days of summer are coming to an end but the government keeps making changes to Ontario’s employment laws. The unrelenting increased regulation of Ontario’s Workplaces This summer, the Ontario government has been holding hearings on its proposed changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) which are contained in Bill 48. I suspect many Continue Reading…

Employer Ordered to pay $ 425 000 of Wrongfully Terminated Employee’s Costs

By , February 27, 2017 1:00 pm

In many wrongful dismissal cases, the legal costs associated with taking a case to trial exceeds the value of the legal claim. That is why the vast majority of these cases settle before trial. Rolling the dice and taking a case to trial can have serious financial consequences. Doyle v. Zochem Incorporated Consider a recent Continue Reading…

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