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Are you required to pay your employer a penalty if you resign?

Are you required to pay your employer a penalty if you resign?

October 25, 2017 | No Comments

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

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When I retire, can I keep health care benefits?

When I retire, can I keep health care benefits?

October 18, 2017 | No Comments

Question:  I have been employed by the same company for 22yrs and am 63 yrs old. Health care benefits are provided by the company and reduced benefits were available if you are over 60 when … Read More

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Can an employer impose a longer probationary period than 3 months?

Can an employer impose a longer probationary period than 3 months?

October 17, 2017 | No Comments

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

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Would I get paid my commission if I left the company?

Would I get paid my commission if I left the company?

October 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

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

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Terminating an Employee who has Submitted an Extended Notice to Quit

Terminating an Employee who has Submitted an Extended Notice to Quit

October 10, 2017 | No Comments

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

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Refusing Unsafe Work In Ontario

Refusing Unsafe Work In Ontario

October 5, 2017 | No Comments

Workers in Ontario covered under the Occupational Health and Safety Act have a right to refuse, reasonably believed unsafe work that is not essential to the job. For instance, if working at high heights is … Read More

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Resignation Notice: What are Employers’ rights and Employees’ obligations?

October 4, 2017 | No Comments

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

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Ending Fixed Term Contracts: Is a typical severance package sufficient

October 2, 2017 | No Comments

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

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Serving Alcohol At Workplace Events: Employer Liabilities

Serving Alcohol At Workplace Events: Employer Liabilities

October 1, 2017 | No Comments

It is not uncommon for employers to sponsor or hold workplace events with alcohol being served. An example may be a Christmas party either held at the workplace or at an event hall. Employers must … Read More

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How Does an Employer Legally Alter an Existing Employment Contract?

How Does an Employer Legally Alter an Existing Employment Contract?

September 29, 2017 | No Comments

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

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