Layoffs turning into terminations on September 4? Not necessarily. Important change to the layoff period:

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September 4, 2020
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COVID-19 hit the province in and around March 16, 2020. As a result, many businesses were forced to temporarily layoff their employees. typically, an employer can only layoff and employee if it is directly permitted in your employment contract or implied as part of industry standards. As such, some employees started treating these layoffs as… 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 »

Working Remotely and the Exacerbation of Toxic Workplaces

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May 5, 2020
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Throughout this pandemic, employers and employees alike have been challenged to adapt and find creative ways to meet workplace demands. For some individuals, this shift may have heightened already existing issues in the workplace. Employers and employees must be able to identify when heightened anxiety, frustration and challenges within a team amounts to a toxic… Read more »

The Legal Do’s and Don’t’s of Office Romance

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February 5, 2020
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With January behind us, we can look forward to February, which means one thing: love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, finding someone to couple up with might be on your radar. But what if that special “someone” is a colleague? What are the do’s and don’t’s of office dating?… Read more »

Top 5 Tips for a Productive and Efficient Initial Consultation

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January 23, 2020
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An initial consultation with a lawyer can be an overwhelming experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Most people don’t know what to expect, or how to prepare. The following tips will help you get ready, making your first meeting less daunting, but also more productive. 1. Send Documents in Advance as Soon as Possible… Read more »

Ontario Court of Appeal addresses termination clauses – here we go again! Andros v Colliers Macaulay Nicolls Inc., 2019 ONCA 679

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September 25, 2019
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The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently decided yet another case about the validity of a termination clause in a contract.  The clause at issue read as follows: The company may terminate the employment of the Managing Director by providing the Managing Director the greater of the Managing Director’s entitlement pursuant to the Ontario Employment… Read more »