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Fired worker signs fate away

November 2, 2007 | No Comments

What results if a just-dismissed employee is essentially forced to sign a release, preventing him from taking legal action?  Does it matter if the employer took advantage of the employee’s personal problems, effectively "preying" on … Read More


True resignation is voluntary

September 27, 2007 | 1 Comment

Canadian employees have no right to severance pay if they voluntarily left their job. This may seem unfair, but remember, the laws of resignation generally work in the employees favour. If a resignation is tendered, … Read More


Contract terms are binding

September 20, 2007 | No Comments

Not only had Madhu Suri lost his job, he was told that his hefty severance agreement he thought he had negotiated was no longer an option. Instead of simply ignoring his legal rights, Suri got … Read More


You better be sick or else…

September 14, 2007 | Comments Off on You better be sick or else…

According to a Canadian Press article on the CBC news website, a Malaysian Judge made a personal house call to  Khalid Arshad to verify his claim that he could not attend a scheduled trial due … Read More


Workers should be paid for overtime

September 12, 2007 | No Comments

Many employees are not paid for the overtime hours they actually work.  Such dedication may be desirable to employers, but that does not necessarily make it legal. Joseph Holland didn’t argue when he was paid … Read More


Carpenter wins right to work nude

September 10, 2007 | Comments Off on Carpenter wins right to work nude

Recently a Superior Court Judge ruled in favor of allowing a carpenter to work in the buff. According to the CBC, Oakland’s Percy Honniball doesn’t like to get his clothes dirty at work. His solution; … Read More


Fired workers still have legal options

September 7, 2007 | No Comments

"Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error."– Benjamin Disraeli Here are six factors to consider if you’ve recently been dismissed: Severance: If legal cause for an employee’s termination is … Read More


Don’t forget your makeup artist

September 5, 2007 | Comments Off on Don’t forget your makeup artist

Time for Lawyers appearing in the Ontario Court of Appeal to prepare for their closeup as the court will begin broadcasting appeals on the internet. In the Toronto Star article, Attorney General Michael Bryant described … Read More


Road rage lands Newfoundland man in the slammer

September 1, 2007 | Comments Off on Road rage lands Newfoundland man in the slammer

Going beyond the recommendations of crown and defense attorneys, Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Court Judge David Power sentenced 24 year old Matthew Flemming to 7 months in jail.  According to the CBC, Power described Flemming’s … Read More


Former employees should understand their options

September 1, 2007 | No Comments

"Getting fired is nature’s way to tell you that you had the wrong job in the first place." – Hal Lancaster, The Wall Street Journal Creative employee-side lawyers and their clients are continually challenging the … Read More