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Employment Standards Act

12th Dec 2017

The only types of deduction employers can make are ones mandated by law, such as CPP, Federal/Provincial tax, or court ordered garnishments. A court may order the employer to deduct wages from the employee if … Read More

24th Nov 2017

The Ontario government recently announced major changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”), the law which governs most workplaces in the province.  Many of these changes will become effective on January 1, 2018, … 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

7th Jun 2017

It is commonly assumed that the probationary period is an implied condition of employment. Although the probationary period is part of employment standards law – for instance, the Employment Standards Act (2000) in Ontario stipulates … Read More

17th Apr 2017

For most employees, a non-solicitation clause should be all that is necessary if an employer is seeking to protect his/her business interests (clients) from employees who leave to a competitor. However, employers must be careful … Read More

11th Apr 2017

Upon other employer duties relevant to health and safety, the duty to provide competent supervisors may be the most important. An employer may have all the requirements of a safe workplace, however, having a supervisor … Read More

13th Mar 2017

Employment Standards Act Review: The Employment Standards Act (2000) grants employees minimal guarantees. In terms of termination, the Employment Standards Act (ESA) provides one week of notice or pay in lieu for every year of … Read More

13th Dec 2016

Both parties have an interest in determining if there is in fact an employment relationship between the employer and individual providing service. If there is no employment relationship, then the Employment Standards Act (ESA) does … Read More

19th May 2015

QUESTION  This concerns an unjust annual performance appraisal that will affect my salary. My manager is expecting me to sign or to contest, the bogus appraisal this week. Should I do that? What options do … Read More

27th Apr 2015

I have worked as a courier for 26 years.  This week, my company hired a third party courier company who will handle all courier deliveries.  I have been offered an office job in the lab, … Read More