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Employment Contracts

13th Nov 2017

Social media and privacy in employment law is an evolving and developing concept. The pervasiveness of the internet and the worldwide access to online content greatly diminish an individual’s expectation of privacy when posting online … Read More

7th Nov 2017

Employers may have their recruiters aggressively pursue highly skilled employees, as this can greatly aid in the success of an organization. This includes making promises in order to entice allure the candidate to accept the … Read More

1st Nov 2017

There are various ways an employer may end an employment relation. An employer may end a contact by offering an employee advanced notice or equivalent payment of wage and benefits required under legislation or common … Read More

25th Oct 2017

Question:  I am a registered nurse.  My employer has created a contract stating I must repay $50,000 if I leave before 5 years and each year of employment the amount to repay will decrease by … Read More

17th Oct 2017

It is common knowledge for employment probationary periods to last for three months from the commencement of the employment relation. Under minimal standards employment law (for example, the Employment Standards Act in Ontario), employers do … Read More

11th Oct 2017

Question:  If I leave this company in around a month, would I still get paid my commissions from the deal I just won over the next 3 years? I’ve been working for a company for … Read More

10th Oct 2017

Employees owe their employers a notice period when intending to quit, just as an employer owes an employee notice when seeking to terminate an employee. This ensures each party has time to adjust to changes … Read More

4th Oct 2017

Question:  I work for a Bank as Project Manager. I was hired as a contractual employee on a fixed salary for two years ending in December. My employment letter states that a four-week notice is … Read More

2nd Oct 2017

In the case of Howard v. Benson (2016), the Ontario Court of Appeals cleared up any uncertainty regarding employers ending fixed-term employment contracts prematurely. In the case, the court ruled that fixed-term employment contracts require … Read More

29th Sep 2017

Unilateral changes to an employee’s contract are not legally binding. In the event that an employee would dispute such a change, there is a good change the employee will be successful. As an employer, however, … Read More