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Return to Work

Is an employee on leave entitled to his or her pre-leave job when they return to work?

Employers are often challenged with return-to-work cases. It can be difficult for employers to balance…

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Work From Home Agreement

Looking To Revoke An Employee’s Work From Home Agreement?

These 5 Tips Will Help You Avoid A Constructive Dismissal Claim As technology advances, many…

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Employers Must Ask Questions First

Inquire Before You Fire

Employer ordered to pay aggravated damages for refusing to listen employee’s side of the story…

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non solicitation agreement

Every Employer Should Use Non-Solicitation Covenants – Here’s Why

Because non-competition clauses are typically not enforceable, the best way to protect the business you’ve worked so hard to build is to have your employees execute a carefully drafted non-solicitation covenant.
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termination clause

The Saga Continues: The Alberta Court of Appeal Weighs in on Termination Clauses in Holm v AGAT Laboratories Ltd.

Employment lawyers spend quite a bit of time with their corporate clients preparing and implementing…

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How NOT to work with your employment lawyer

Our goal is to provide our clients with sound advice and zealously advocate on their behalf. Presumably, that is why they retain us. Yet it is often frustrating to discover that our clients inadvertently undermine our ability to do so. In this blog post, we lay out some tips and tricks on how (not) to work with your employment lawyer.
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metoo

Allegations are not fact: Employers fail to investigate at their own peril

The #metoo movement should not change employers’ response to allegations of harassment: investigate before penalizing.
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Office Romance

Workplace Romance

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and we will soon start to see flowers and other…

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mitigation of damages

Income from Second Job CAN be Mitigation

It is trite to say that dismissed employees have a duty to mitigate their damages…

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bonuses

An Employee’s Entitlement to a Bonus: Still Unsettled?

More often than not, an employee that is dismissed does not receive their bonus for…

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termination of employment

What’s in a Name? Exploring the Different Kinds of “Severance”

“Severance” is a word that is thrown around quite haphazardly by employees and employers alike.…

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Pot Use in the Workplace

Year in Review: The most significant developments in Canadian employment law in 2017

We have done our best to identify the developments in 2017 that we think had, or will have, the most significant impact upon Canadian employment law. They are reviewed below, and as usual, we refuse to be limited to a “top 10” format.
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