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Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021

More Proposed Changes to Employment Laws

If Bill 27, Working for Workers Act, 2021 is passed into legislation, then the following proposed changes will become law.

Change of Substratum: Are Employment Contracts Enforceable After Substantial Changes?

What happens when an employee’s job has changed so much that the relationship is completely different than it was when they signed their contract of employment?
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Can the Loss of a Work Permit lead to Frustration of Contract?

The answer to the question posed by the title of this week’s blog is, in short: yes, it can. Of course, that doesn’t mean that it always will.
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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?
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Rule of Thumb for Notice Upon Termination? Don’t Count On It

If you are an employer or an employee, you have probably heard that the general rule of thumb when it comes to entitlement to notice upon termination is one month per year of service. Is that really true? What does the law have to say?