Keeping Safe At Work

By , April 28, 2016 9:21 am

Today, April 28, is a National Day of Mourning across the country for workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work related incidents. For many of us, we spend the majority of our time at work. Five out of seven days a week are spent working. That’s a lot Continue Reading…

Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation: Assessing your risk

By , April 18, 2016 8:32 am

We often get calls from employees who are thinking about leaving their employment, have left their employment, or have been terminated, and are considering working for a competitor or starting their own business. They are often concerned about non-competition and non-solicitation clauses contained in their employment contract and whether such clauses are enforceable. Non-Competition Clauses Continue Reading…

Keeping Tips in the Servers’ Pockets – New Protections Under the Employment Standards Act

By , April 12, 2016 11:19 am

For servers, tips generally form a significant part of their income. Pooling tips is a common practice in the restaurant industry whereby a server is required to contribute a certain portion of his or her tips into the “pool”. The tips are then redistributed to other employees. In some cases, the restaurant also takes a cut of those Continue Reading…

What’s in a name – Employee or Independent Contractor?

By , March 21, 2016 10:00 am

Have you been recently terminated and the company did not provide notice or pay-in-lieu of notice because you are an “independent contractor”? Sometimes organizations believe that it is more advantageous to categorize the working relationship as one of independent contractor in order to avoid making payroll remittances and to permit termination of the relationship without Continue Reading…

As a supervisor, are you at risk for lackluster health and safety at your company?

By , March 14, 2016 10:00 am

Employees are generally happy to be promoted to a supervisory role. It typically means more money, more prestige and future career advancement. However, it also means more responsibility. This includes responsibilities related to health and safety in the workplace. As a supervisor, you are at risk if one of your employees is injured on the Continue Reading…

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