Family Day – Who is Entitled To A Day Off?

February 11, 2020
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Family Day was introduced by the provincial government in 2008, and it means that employees covered by the holiday provisions in Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) are entitled to this public holiday with pay.

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

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 »

See You Never: The Rise of “Ghosting” in the Workplace

January 9, 2020
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Author: Heather Nellis, Paralegal Perhaps you’ve been on a date recently that you thought went well, only for days and weeks to trickle by without ever hearing from the person as promised. Maybe you’re reached out to them, and your calls and text messages are repeatedly going unanswered. If this hasn’t happened to you personally,… Read more »

Injured on the job – what should you do?

December 11, 2019
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  Most employers in Ontario are required to have Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) coverage for their employees. If you are injured in a workplace accident or diagnosed with an occupational disease, you can submit a claim to the WSIB if the injury or illness causes you to receive healthcare, lose time from work… Read more »

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas: The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Work Parties

November 27, 2019
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With the holiday season upon us, ‘tis the season to talk about the night before Christmas we all look forward to at the workplace: the annual holiday work party. These celebrations come in all shapes and sizes: afternoon teas, gift exchanges, ugly sweater competitions, Christmas caroling, dinner, dancing – the possibilities are endless. Unfortunately, so too are the possibilities for things to go wrong.

When bullying and harassment in the workplace becomes too much, what are my options?

November 13, 2019
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When experiencing harassment or bullying in the workplace, it may feel like there is no way out. Thankfully, the law in Ontario provides safeguards to ensure that individuals do not have to tolerate this type of work environment. Nelligan O’Brien Payne gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Melanie Sutton, Student-at-Law, in writing this blog post. Employees… Read more »

Family Caregiver Leave: What do I Need to Know?

October 16, 2019
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We all have responsibilities outside of work. Those responsibilities can sometimes include taking care of important people in our lives. Unfortunately, a loved one may become ill and you may find yourself in a situation where taking care of that loved one and juggling work is simply unmanageable.  This blog discusses employees’ entitlement to a… Read more »

Do I get time off work to vote?

October 2, 2019
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It’s that time of year—the leaves are changing and lawns everywhere are covered in blue/red/orange/green signs—we know what that means, it’s Election Season. It is important for employees and employer to remember that time must be provided to employees in order to cast their vote. As per the Canadian Elections Act, employees are entitled to… Read more »