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Back to School 2020: COVID-19 Edition

Back to School 2020: COVID-19 Edition

Many have gotten used to working from home, but if employers require their employees to return to work, they must do so unless they have no other viable childcare arrangement.
BC employers must apply to extend COVID-19 layoffs beyond August 30th

BC employers must apply to extend COVID-19 layoffs beyond August 30th

As the pandemic is still affecting the full functioning of business, many employers in BC might need more time before they are ready to recall their employees.
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Are Uber drivers “employees”?

A landmark decision by the Supreme Court of Canada has created hope for gig workers across the country as it allowed a class action to proceed seeking confirmation that Uber drivers are actually employees.
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Employers: Double-check Your Termination Clauses

If you thought the termination clauses in your employment contracts were air-tight, think again. The unsettled field of employment law strikes again in the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Waksdale v Swegon North America Inc.
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Will Economic Conditions under COVID-19 Affect Reasonable Notice Periods?

Can an employer offer a reduced severance package when they are in dire financial straits? What if it is the result of a global pandemic and its economic aftermath?
Treatment of Articling Student Teaches Employer a Lesson: Unfounded Allegations Could Cost You

Treatment of Articling Student Teaches Employer a Lesson: Unfounded Allegations Could Cost You

Employers often wonder, “what’s the worst that could happen?” The recent case of Acumen Law v Ojanen is a good demonstration.