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COVID-19 and the Workplace

Whether you are an employer or an employee, this unprecedented set of circumstances has raised a lot of difficult questions. If you are unsure of your rights and obligations, we are here to help.

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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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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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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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Workplace Romance

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

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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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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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Damages for Distress

But How Do I Prove It? Evidence Required for Claims of Mental Distress

In June of last year, the Supreme Court of Canada released their unanimous decision in…

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Bill 148

Bill 148: Big Changes Ahead for Employees and Employers in Ontario

The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 (better known as Bill 148) was passed into law on November 27, 2017, which means some significant changes are already in effect for both employers and employees, with many more on the horizon.
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Confidential Settlement Agreements

Do as you say: Breach-of-confidentiality clauses in settlement

Employers should abide by the strict terms of any settlement agreements Despite what TV shows…

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