April 10

2016 Legislative Changes in Employment Law

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request The 2016 Budget Season Brings Changes to the Law of Work Both the Ontario and the Canadan Federal Governments have released their annual budgets, which will mean many debates around the cabinet and dinner table with plenty of changes.

April 2

Court of Appeal Protects Dependent Contractors

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request   A Mess in the Kitchen Meant a Strong win for Dependent Contractors There is a new trend in the workplace which has seen an increase in the number of people being termed “contractors”. As a result of this.

March 16

Statutory Entitlements and Limitation Periods

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request Statutory Entitlements After Expiry of the Limitation –Receiving entitlements more than two years after they become payable Many employees are wrongfully led to believe that they are not entitled to overtime. Some years later, often when they are let.

February 7

Beyond the Suit: What’s Reasonable in Terms of Dress Codes Banning Tattoo and Piercing Visibility at Work

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request Many employers have dress codes as a part of their policy handbook. But what happens when a dress code goes beyond attire, banning employees from displaying body art and piercings during work hours? This week’s blog post explores the.

January 30

Exempted from the ESA: How the ESA Regulations Exclude Certain Occupations from its Protections

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request When most individuals think of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and its purpose, they think “employee protection”. However, the ESA Regulations exclude certain occupations from protections such as overtime pay and minimum wage. This weeks’ blog post explores who.

January 24

Human Rights Damages for Disability Discrimination- Defining What’s Reasonable

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request Discrimination on the basis of disability is one of the more severe forms of discrimination, particularly in the workplace, considering that a termination can further disadvantage a disabled individual who is typically already impaired by his or her disability..

January 17

Working Notice: the Pros and Cons

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request Working notice is typically a less popular topic of discussion in employment law given the concerns related to providing working notice over pay in lieu thereof. While they are numerous, the most common concerns are: • Lack of employee.

January 9

Employment Law Myths: Implied Probationary Periods

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request In accordance with section 54 of the Employment Standards Act, 2000, employees employed continuously for three (3) months or more must be provided with statutory minimum notice. But does this mean that employers can automatically deny employees of less.

January 4

Employer “Don’t”: Firing Employees for Attempting to Unionize

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request This week’s blog post explores a major employer “don’t”: firing employees for attempting to unionize. A significant number, but not a majority, of Canadian workers are unionized. In accordance with the “Union Coverage in Canada, 2013” report by Statistics.

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