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Employment Law Articles

5th Oct 2018

Marijuana in the workplace can be broken down into two categories. Recreational use and medicinal use. Recreational use: Workers should expect the same rules to apply for marijuana in the workplace with regards to recreational … Read More

25th Sep 2018

The #MeToo movement has attracted considerable attention to sexual harassment in the workplace, especially the power dynamics inherent when a superior makes an advance towards a junior employee. Workplace sexual harassment, as defined by the … Read More

21st Sep 2018

When an employer wishes to terminate employment, the employee is entitled to a notice or pay in lieu, and a severance pay in certain instances. Depending upon various scenarios, the total severance package may vary … Read More

17th Sep 2018

Being involved in a conflict of interest within an employment relation is grounds for dismissal. This is because an employee has an implied duty of loyalty and good faith when providing service so that the … Read More

If a court were to analyze any terms of the employment contract in a case for damages, the court would seek to determine whether the contract was enforceable. One key question asked during this analysis … Read More

10th Sep 2018

Due Diligence is a legal defence against charges under the Health and Safety laws. Due diligence means that an employer has taken every reasonable precaution and measure in the circumstances to prevent or limit the … Read More

6th Sep 2018

Here is the recap of our live broadcast with Daniel Lublin answering questions about severance and other employment  law issues in the workplace.

21st Aug 2018

Employment law entitlements are bare minimum guarantees. If not subject to a termination clause which limits termination pay to statutory entitlements, then employees are owed common law notice. Common law notice uses the Bardal factors … Read More

15th Aug 2018

When an employee is dismissed for just cause, this means that the dismissal is justified due to misconduct. In such instances, an employee would not be entitled to notice pay, which is the amount that … Read More

9th Aug 2018

Under the Employment Standards Act (ESA), employees are entitled to 10 personal emergency leave (PEL) days per year (the first 2 days must be with no loss of pay) for qualified urgent matters. Employers are … Read More