You’ve Been Terminated: Now What?

Blog Post
July 10, 2019
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Nelligan O’Brien Payne gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Daniel Hunter, Student-at-Law, in writing this blog post. The immediate aftermath of a termination is a turbulent time, and some employers may try to use this to their advantage. Therefore, it is important that you understand your rights. Here are five things to have in mind immediately… Read more »

New Anti-Harassment Regime Coming to Federal Workplaces and Parliament

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July 3, 2019
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In the wake of #MeToo and increasing awareness of the pernicious effects of harassment in the workplace, the government has been working towards modernizing labour legislation to ensure greater protection for employees in federal workplaces and at Parliament.   On October 25, 2018, Bill C-65: An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and… Read more »

Tornado and Emergency Leave: does such a thing even exist?

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June 12, 2019
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Nelligan O’Brien Payne gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Denise Deschênes, Student-at-Law in writing this blog post. For those of us living in the nation’s capital, tornado warnings are becoming a more frequent occurrence. The most recent tornado to affect Ottawa seemed to take everyone by surprise, including severe weather meteorologists. So, if you receive a… Read more »

Canada’s New Parental Sharing Benefit: How Does It Work?

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March 20, 2019
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The Government of Canada announced last September that it would be rolling out a new Employment Insurance (EI) Parental Sharing Benefit. The roll-out was scheduled to take effect in June 2019 but is now available as of March 17, 2019.

Long-Term Disability: Can You Make A Claim After Your Employment Ends?

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January 28, 2019
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Have you been injured while insured under your employer’s group benefit policy, but only realized the extent of your injury once you were no longer an employee? In this situation, can you still make a long-term disability (LTD) claim? Yes, you can. MacIvor v Pitney Bowes is a 2018 Ontario insurance case concerning the interpretation… Read more »