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Dismissed for Just Cause-Should An Employer Offer a Favourable Reference?

August 15, 2018 | No Comments

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

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Requesting Proof for Personal Emergency Leave from an Employee

Requesting Proof for Personal Emergency Leave from an Employee

August 9, 2018 | No Comments

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

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Health and Safety in the Workplace: Heat-related Illnes

Health and Safety in the Workplace: Heat-related Illnes

August 9, 2018 | No Comments

During the summer months, it is important that workers required to work outside or in confined spaces with poor ventilation are provided reasonable measures to prevent heat-related illness. This is especially the case for workers … Read More

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Dismissing an Employee Without Prior Warnings: A Case of Dishonesty

Dismissing an Employee Without Prior Warnings: A Case of Dishonesty

August 7, 2018 | No Comments

Employers must use progressive discipline before summarily dismissing an employee for misconduct, thereby not owing to the employee any severance payment. There is an exception, however, for acts of severe misconduct. Such misconduct must be … Read More

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Intersection Between Personal Emergency Leave and the Duty to Accommodate

August 1, 2018 | No Comments

Under the Employment Standards Act (ESA), employees have the right to 10 days of job protected time off for personal emergency leave (PEL). This includes leave for ‘urgent matters’ or illness, injury or medical emergency … Read More

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Limiting Common Law Notice Entitlements Through Termination Clauses

Limiting Common Law Notice Entitlements Through Termination Clauses

July 5, 2018 | No Comments

The main effect of termination clauses is to limit a possible much greater notice payment at common law, which is why rigorous standards have been enforced by the courts as of late. Over the past … Read More

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Authority of an Employment Standards Officer (Ontario)

Authority of an Employment Standards Officer (Ontario)

June 27, 2018 | No Comments

If an employee feels that they have been wronged according to the Employment Standards Act (ESA), they may report this to the Ministry of Labour (MOL). Ensuring an investigation, the MOL will appoint an Employment … Read More

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My company has given me a new role with more work and less pay

June 26, 2018 | No Comments

THE QUESTION My company recently let go of all the sales staff except me. In 12 years, I’ve always done new sales while a separate team concentrated on retaining customers. Since the layoff, they have … Read More

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New Ontario’s Pay Transparency Act in Effect January 2019

June 14, 2018 | No Comments

Ontario’s Pay Transparency Act, 2018 will become effective on January 1, 2019.  The law will apply to all provincially-regulated employers in Ontario and create the following new rules: All employers’ publicly advertised job postings must … Read More

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Freight Forwarding Companies: Federal or Provincial Employment Regulation?

June 13, 2018 | No Comments

Companies offering strictly freight-forwarding services on a national basis serve to organize shipment countrywide by using modes of transportation that are not owned by the company themselves. Such companies simply coordinate the shipments of their … Read More

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