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New Increased Access to EI and Additional Recovery Benefits for Canadians (Effective September 27, 2020)

The Canadian Government has been continuously taking significant and decisive action to support Canadians and protect their employment during COVID-19. First, they introduced the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) along with many other financial support programs on March 15, 2020.  Now that the Canadian economy is beginning to restart, the Federal Government has introduced a …

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Monkhouse Law Successful in Reinstating Bank Employee at BMO After Unjust Dismissal

Federally regulated employees who face unjust dismissal may be able to seek reinstatement of their employment after termination. This remedy is unique to federally regulated employees and can be a valuable option for employees looking to fight unfair termination and get their careers back on track. In a recent case against BMO, Monkhouse Law obtained …

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Ontario’s Declaration of Emergency Ends and ESA Changes: What This Means For Employees (After September 4, 2020)

On July 24, 2020, the Ontario Government ended the declaration of emergency to the COVID-19 pandemic. For employees and employers, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government made a regulation that changed certain Employment Standards Act (ESA) rules during the “COVID-19 period”.  As of September 4, 2020, the government extended the COVID period to January …

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Executive Employment Contracts: 6 Key Areas To Negotiate

Employment contracts for executives are more challenging. It seems that the more senior a position, the more complex a compensation plan is.  Understanding exactly what your compensation entitles you to, as well as what the industry standards are, can equip you to enter — and later exit — the company as smoothly as possible.  Executive …

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Monkhouse Law Successful in Obtaining Unvested Stocks for Terminated Microsoft Employee

For many executive employees, stock awards are a very important part of their compensation. Stock compensation is used for retention: to decrease turnover and maintain long-term commitment from employees. Despite this, what happens to stocks after employment is terminated? This is a matter of contention as employers often seek to deprive employees of their stocks …

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Wrongful Dismissal in Ontario: Have You Been Wrongfully Dismissed?

The loss of your job is devastating. If you are facing wrongful dismissal in Ontario, you might be wondering exactly what your rights are as an employee. Is your employer legally allowed to fire you? How much severance pay are you entitled to, if any? Have you been the victim of discrimination? Can you start …

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Ontario Superior Court Certifies Class Action Against Approval Team Car Dealerships: Toronto

On July 7, 2020, Monkhouse Law successfully certified a $5 million class action against Approval Team Inc., a car dealership with 5 locations operating across the Greater Toronto Area. The class action alleges that Approval Team’s employees were misclassified as independent contractors and that, as a result of this misclassification, those employees were not paid …

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Wrongful Dismissal Due To COVID-19: Ontario

Wrongful dismissal usually entitles employees to compensation, but how does COVID-19 change that, if at all? Read on to learn more about the rights of employees if facing wrongful dismissal due to COVD-19. Can I be terminated if I complain about COVID-19 safety concerns? You cannot be terminated for complaining about COVID-19 related safety concerns. …

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