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off duty conduct

Off-Duty Conduct and the High Threshold for Summary Dismissal

While some off-duty conduct can justify discipline and even dismissal, a recent case confirms that the threshold for summary dismissal is high.
employment law

The Government of Ontario is making small claims easier, faster and more affordable to settle.

The Attorney General for Ontario recently announced that, effective January 1, 2020, there will be changes to the way claims are brought in Small Claims Court and under the Rules of Simplified Procedure.
canada labour code changes 2019

Changes to the Canada Labour Code – Effective September 1st 2019

On September 1, 2019, several changes to the Canada Labour Code came into force. These changes impact a number of labour standards including breaks and rest periods, vacation and vacation pay and leaves of absence.
aggravated damages

Crocodile Tears Are Not Enough: Court of Appeal Confirms High Bar for Awarding Aggravated Damages

While being terminated from one’s employment can undoubtedly lead to emotional upset, the law does not recognize mental states that fall short of injury.
employee sleeping

Asleep At The Wheel: Why A Dozing Employee Received One Restless Slumber

This case is another in a long list of cautionary tales where employers have been penalized for acting hastily and failing to conduct an investigation before dismissing an employee for alleged misconduct.