Janice Payne awarded the OBA Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation

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July 14, 2020
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Nelligan Law  is proud to announce that Janice Payne, partner, has been awarded the 2020 Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation by the Ontario Bar Association. Awarded once annually, the award recognizes the contributions and achievements of members of the Ontario Bar in civil litigation in one or more of the following areas: outstanding advocacy… Read more »

Staying Safe on the Water: Tips to Avoid Boating Accidents

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July 14, 2020
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It is that time of year that we all look forward to and, this year, probably more than ever, after months of restricted activity during the pandemic. Thankfully it has started off to be a gloriously sunny summer and as we make our way through Ottawa, we see its residents soaking up and enjoying the… Read more »

With Cause or Not With Cause: Your Employment Contract May Be Unenforceable Regardless, Says the Ontario Court of Appeal in New Waksdale Decision

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July 3, 2020
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On June 17, 2020, the Ontario Court of Appeal forged new ground in employment law with its decision in Waksdale v. Swegon North America Inc. (“Waksdale”). This decision has significant implications for employees and employers with respect to one of the most important cornerstones of the employment relationship: the employment contract. The Role of the… Read more »

COVID-19 and the Return to Work – WEBINAR

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June 27, 2020
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Watch as employment lawyers Malini Vijaykumar and Karine Dion explore questions for employees and employers as Ontario businesses navigate the phased reopening of businesses. Please note the COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly and information in this video reflects the date of publication (June 25th 2020). Visit our COVID-19 Resources Knowledge Centre for blogs, articles, and information.

Human Rights and Safety during COVID-19

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June 10, 2020
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Many employees are now facing circumstances in their personal lives affecting their ability to work or to perform their job to the expected standard. Nelligan Law gratefully acknowledges the law of Melanie Sutton, Student-at-Law, in writing this blog post.  Ontario’s Human Rights Code (the Code) protects employees’ rights by prohibiting discrimination based on numerous protected… Read more »

Ontario enacts new regulation regarding COVID-19 layoffs and wages reductions

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June 4, 2020
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On Friday, May 29, 2020, the Ontario government enacted a new regulation under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”). The new regulation grants significantly more flexibility to employers needing to temporarily reorganize their workforces during COVID-19, in an apparent response to protect the solvency of more Ontario businesses. It also aims to safeguard the jobs… Read more »

Can Your Employer Reduce Your Wages due to COVID-19?

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May 25, 2020
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To avoid mass lay-offs, many employers are reducing their employees’ wages without reducing their work hours. If you belong to this group of people, you must be feeling frustrated and confused – you are not alone. Generally, a reduction in your salary could constitute a constructive dismissal. A constructive dismissal is defined as a substantial… Read more »

Can COVID-19 testing be a condition to return to work?

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May 21, 2020
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With the prevalence of the virus in our community, many workplaces will be impacted by employees either testing positive for COVID-19 or being a close contact of a confirmed case. Nelligan Law gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Melanie Sutton, Student-at-law, in writing this blog post.  As governments ease restrictions and businesses prepare to re-open, employers… Read more »