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Preventing Workplace Harassment Federal OHS Requirements – Toronto Employment Lawyer

The federal government is set to make changes to Canada’s workplace harassment laws. The media coverage of Bill C-65, which was announced in November 2017, has focused on the proposed changes to the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, which applies to MPs and their employees. However, the bill would also amend the Canada Labour …

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Sometimes Even The Right to Reinstatement Can Be of a Benefit to Employees From a Tax Perspective

In Canada, when an employee is terminated without cause – that is, without having engaged in serious misconduct warranting a termination for cause – they are entitled to notice of their termination or pay in lieu thereof. Unless an employee’s contract limits their entitlements on termination, an employee can generally expect to receive between 3-5 …

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Poisoned Work Environment: What Employees Can Do

All employees are entitled to work in an environment that is free from harassment and discrimination.  However, not all workplaces are created equal and harassment and discrimination often creep up in the workplace, causing what is known as a poisoned or toxic work environment. It is important to note how harassment and discrimination are defined …

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Bill 203, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018

Bill 203, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018, was introduced by the Ontario Government on March 6, 2018.  The purpose of this Act is to address the wage gaps and increase pay transparency by requiring employers to track and publish employee compensation details. With the increased discussion regarding gender-based wage discrimination in the workplace, the Ontario Government examined the policies …

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Luring An Employee Away From Secure Employment Can Be Costly For Employer

Skilled workers are the lifeblood of almost every business. For every employer, having efficient, productive employees provides significant benefits in many aspects of the business, ranging from simply greater economic returns and profits to the development of strong interpersonal relationships. Given this demand, it is no surprise that some employers may actively seek out and …

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GoodLife Agrees to Pay $7.5M In Unpaid Wages To Its Employees in Settlement

Recently, GoodLife Fitness Centres Inc. (“GoodLife”) reached a $7.5 million settlement through mediation with its current and former non-management employees. The settlement includes payment for preparation and administrative work, overtime at time-and-a-half instead of straight time, and implementing a new record-keeping system, and can be broken down as follows: $5.5 million to personal trainers who …

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When Working Notice Is Not Actual Notice – Toronto Employment Lawyer

Employees who are terminated without cause are entitled to a form of termination pay called a notice of termination. Notice of termination is meant to provide employees with enough time (or “reasonable notice”) to find a similar job. Without a contract that limits the employee to the legally required notice, judges consider factors such as …

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Bill 148 Makes Major Changes to Ontario’s Employment Laws

Monkhouse Law is comprised of a dedicated and focused team of practitioners engaged by employees and employers to analyze, evaluate, troubleshoot and, where appropriate, litigate compliance with Ontario Employment Laws. As a boutique firm, we have assisted many companies from small organizations to large public corporations. Our firm concentrates solely on workplace issues to serve …

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