On November 1, 2018, the process for conducting police record checks will change dramatically. On that date, the Police Record Checks Reform Act (the “Act”) comes into effect in Ontario, and it will impact how employers conduct police record checks…
The purpose of this post is to try to address some of the main questions and concerns you may have as an employer in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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?
Our human rights legislation is very clear: you cannot discriminate on the basis of citizenship or country of origin, so you should never have a field on your application form that asks where they're from, you should never be asking whether they are Canadian citizens, and you should never ask that in the hiring process at all.
When companies overlook an over-qualified visible minority for one that’s the “right fit", it can lead to potential discrimination.
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released a decision confirming that courts will not be fooled by different corporate structures when an employee has, in reality, been employed with the same employer for years.
Not every breach of an employment contract permits an employer to terminate the contract and dismiss the employee without notice. That is particularly true where the breach relates, effectively, to performance.
It’s now 2019, and while Me Too is part of our vocabulary now, you may not hear it every day. But that doesn’t mean that it isn’t still making news.
There is a reason that corporate lawyers often ask for input from their employment law colleagues when a business is in the process of being sold. The issue of what happens to employees upon the sale of a company can be highly complex and depends on the nature of the sale.
If a business is sold and the new owner keeps the employees, have they entered into a new contract of employment? This is a question that we are asked all the time and the answer, as it often is, is that “it depends”. The primary factor in the analysis will be the nature of the sale; was it a share purchase or an asset purchase.