12 Questions to Consider Before Terminating an Employee for Absenteeism or Lateness

September 17, 2020
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It should be unsurprising for an employee to learn that their employment may be in jeopardy if they are chronically absent or late for work. In the time of COVID-19, some employees are facing challenges working full time because of childcare obligations and other unexpected commitments. In certain circumstances, issues with attendance and lateness may… Read more »

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

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 »

WEBINAR – Must-haves for every employment contract

August 14, 2020
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Employment lawyers Chris Rootham and Jim Anstey must-haves for every employment contract.   *Please note this content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2020 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP. Information in this webinar reflects its time of publication.

If You’re Sick, Don’t Quit! You May Have Entitlements to Disability Benefits Through Your Employer

August 6, 2020
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It is common for employees suffering from physical and mental health issues to experience challenges at work. Performance and productivity may suffer, relations with co-workers and managers may become strained, and there may be increased absenteeism to attend medical appointments.   Coping with fatigue, pain, anxiety, and other symptoms while juggling the demands of a heavy… 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

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

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.