Severance Pay Alberta

Severance Pay Alberta – Alberta Severance Pay

Non-unionized employees in Alberta who have lost their job through no fault of their own may be entitled to severance pay. The Alberta Employment Standards Code sets out the minimum amount of severance you are entitled to, depending on the number of years you have worked with the employer.  Employers must pay their employees severance …

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Statutory Holidays Ontario and Statutory Holiday Pay

Statutory Holidays & Pay in Ontario 2022 – An Employee Reference

There are 9 statutory holidays in Ontario in 2022 for provincially regulated employees (90% of employees). Statutory holidays are also known as public holidays. These days are officially recognized by the provincial government as a holiday.  Most employees in Ontario are entitled to take the day off on a statutory holiday and receive statutory holiday …

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Appeal court decision shows distinction between common law, Employment Standards Act

In Render v. ThyssenKrupp Elevator (Canada) Limited (“Render”), the Ontario Court of Appeal clarified the distinction between just cause at common law and wilful misconduct under the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”). To disentitle a terminated employee from their minimum ESA entitlements, an employee must be guilty of deliberately doing something they know …

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Independent Contractor

Independent Contractor – Defining What An Independent Contractor Is

An independent contractor is a person who is in business on their own account. To determine if this is the case, courts consider several factors including the level of control the employer has over the worker’s activities.  In addition, a worker is more likely to be an independent contractor if: The worker provides their own …

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Bereavement Leave Ontario

Bereavement Leave Ontario – What You Need To Know

In Ontario, bereavement leave allows employees to take up to two days of unpaid leave from work each calendar year upon the death of certain family members. These family members include:  A spouse; A parent, including a foster parent; A child, including a foster child; A grandparent or grandchild; A son- or daughter-in-law; A sibling; …

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right to disconnect ontario

Right To Disconnect Ontario – The Law in Ontario 2022

On December 2, 2021, the Ontario government introduced the “Right to Disconnect”policy in the Employment Standards Act, 2000. Employers that employ 25 or more employees are required to have a written policy on disconnecting from work in place for all employees. They are also required to provide a copy of the written policy to all …

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Long Term Disability Denied – Know Your Rights

If you have had your long term disability denied, you should consider challenging that decision. Do not be afraid to challenge your disability insurance denial.  Insurance companies can deny your disability insurance for a variety of reasons, and many are unfair. We will discuss common reasons why long term disability is denied and what you …

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Termination of Contractor Agreements in Ontario – Know Your Rights

When contractor agreements in Ontario are terminated, one of the most important questions to ask is what type of contractor are you? The answer will have important consequences. For instance, an independent contractor will receive no severance or common law notice when terminated, whereas a dependent contractor will. It is important to correctly distinguish between …

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