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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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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termination of employment

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

In Ontario, an employee’s termination or separation package can be made up of many different types of payments, including: statutory notice and/or Termination Pay, Severance Pay, and common law reasonable notice and/or pay in lieu of notice. All of these forms of compensation relating to dismissal are separate and distinct concepts. In this article, we will explain each one and the differences between them.
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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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Workplace Holiday Party

Holidays in the Workplace

In one of my Canadian HR Law Blog post, I discussed the myriad of issues…

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Social Media in the Workplace

Do’s and Dont’s for Employees on Social Media

Although social media is such an integral part of our society, its practices can still…

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