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Privacy and work – What Can and Can’t Your Employer Ask About You?

Privacy and work – What Can and Can’t Your Employer Ask About You?

December 3, 2018 | No Comments

An employee has an expectation of privacy, but all this is within reasonable limits. What an employer is entitled to know and ask will vary according to the situation. In general, if circumstances are impacting … Read More

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What to do in the case of workplace harassment?

What to do in the case of workplace harassment?

October 25, 2018 | No Comments

Workplace harassment can poison a victim’s work environment. This is why it is important, not only for victims to report harassment but also for there to be confidence in the corrective measures in place. Knowing … Read More

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Breaks in an 8 Hour Shift in Ontario: What to Expect?

October 22, 2018 | No Comments

In Ontario, most workplaces are regulated by the Ontario Employment Standards Act (2000), which sets break times in the workplace, among many other things. The only break guaranteed to employees under the Employment Standards Act … Read More

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Vacation Pay for Employees in Ontario – ESA,2000

Vacation Pay for Employees in Ontario – ESA,2000

October 22, 2018 | No Comments

Most workplaces in Ontario are covered under the Ontario Employment Standards Act (2000), which contains provisions about vacation and vacation pay. For workplaces covered under the Employment Standards Act (ESA), workers with less than 5 … Read More

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What will my rights be about marijuana in the workplace?

What will my rights be about marijuana in the workplace?

October 5, 2018 | No Comments

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

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#MeToo in the Workplace – Options to Fight Against Sexual Harassment

#MeToo in the Workplace – Options to Fight Against Sexual Harassment

September 25, 2018 | No Comments

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

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Here is Everything You Need to Know About Severance Pay

September 21, 2018 | No Comments

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

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Is a Conflict of Interest Cause for Dismissal?

September 17, 2018 | No Comments

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

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How Does an Employment Contract Become Legally Binding?

How Does an Employment Contract Become Legally Binding?

September 17, 2018 | No Comments

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

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Due Diligence and Health and Safety in the Workplace

September 10, 2018 | No Comments

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

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