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What Factors will Courts Consider in Determining Inducement?

What Factors will Courts Consider in Determining Inducement?

November 7, 2017 | No Comments

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

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I Am Paid a Salary: Am I entitled to Overtime Pay?

I Am Paid a Salary: Am I entitled to Overtime Pay?

November 6, 2017 | No Comments

It is a misconception that salaried employees are not entitled to overtime. There are no provisions in employment standards law that exempts salaried employees from overtime entitlements. In fact, employers that claim salaried employees are … Read More

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Frustration of Contract and Long Term Disability Benefits

November 2, 2017 | No Comments

Employers should be familiar with the concept of frustrated contracts in employment law. Frustration considers what the parties (employer and employee) could reasonably contemplate at the time the employment agreement was made. Put simply, when … Read More

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Frustration of Contract vs. Just Cause: What is the difference?

November 1, 2017 | No Comments

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

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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 | No Comments

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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