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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

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 a wrongful dismissal lawsuit and is it …

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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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New Regulations Against Harassment For Federally Regulated Employees

The Government of Canada has passed new federal legislation to protect employees from harassment and violence in the workplace. On January 1, 2021 the new Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations will come into force to provide even more support for federally regulated employees. Currently, the existing legislation, Bill C-65, addresses prevention, response, and support …

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Employment Contracts: What You Need to Know

Employment contracts are the framework of the employment relationship and can have important implications that may last for years. Although some employment contracts may be intimidating, Ontario courts are increasingly employee-friendly and often strike down employment contracts that are overly harsh, unclear, or illegal.   Employment contracts are increasingly more common. In 2020, the Ontario Court …

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Heller v. Uber Class Action – Green Light for Gig Economy Workers

The Supreme Court of Canada released Heller v. Uber earlier today, siding with the employee and allowing the class action to proceed. Monkhouse Law represented an intervenor before the SCC. Summary (updated 9:59am June 26, 2020): The Supreme Court majority decision, written by Justices Abella and Rowe found that the arbitration provision was unconscionable because …

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