COVID-19 and the Workplace
At what point is a contract “frustrated”, and what does that mean?
In this update, Stuart talks about frustration of contract - and to be clear, that doesn’t mean someone is frustrated. Frustration of a contract occurs at law when the circumstances change and it becomes impossible to fulfill.
Expect the Unexceptional When it Comes to Reasonable Notice
Is there a limit to the amount of notice an employee can be awarded - and if there is when will a Court award reasonable notice more than this amount?
Of all the steps in the litigation process, the trial stage is usually the costliest and requires the longest wait time. One way to help is by bringing a summary proceeding.
2022 – The Year in Employment Law, Part Two
One of the more interesting consequences of the pandemic is a dramatic re-evaluation of the nature of work and the workplace. Here's part two of our 2022 year in review.
2022 – The Year in Employment Law, Part One
One of the more interesting consequences of the pandemic is a dramatic re-evaluation of the nature of work and the workplace.
As most people who have been through a lawsuit are aware, litigation can be time consuming and expensive.
Lights, Camera, Caution: Recording Interactions at Work
With cellphones in our pockets, it's easy to record our day to day interactions. If you get into a situation at work, it might seem like a good idea to record a meeting with your boss or a coworker to help your case. However, Stuart encourages you to be very cautious before deciding to do this.
Update on Limitation Periods
The law surrounding limitation periods is not always straightforward, and it is best to retain a lawyer to deal with those issues.
Using technology to conduct virtual dismissals.
In this video update, Nadia talks about using technology to conduct virtual dismissals - like using Zoom to fire a worker who is remote, hybrid, or even on leave.
Health and Safety: Update on Naloxone Kit Requirement for Employers in Ontario
The government has published Regulation 559/22: Naloxone Kits under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Remedies for the Federally Regulated Employee
There are differences in the available remedies and the process for obtaining them for provincially or federally regulated employees.
Pivot, pivot, pivot! Without constructive dismissal.
How do you pivot and make changes in the workplace as an employer without attracting constructive dismissal claims?