October 10

Mohamed v. Information Systems Architects: Independent Contractor Awarded Notice due to Fixed Term Contract, Toronto Employment Lawyer

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the ESA) governs provincially regulated employees in Ontario. The ESA covers specific rights employees have, including those upon termination such as notice (working notice or pay in lieu of notice) and severance pay.  Independent.

October 2

Merrifield v. The Attorney General: What are your Options with Workplace Harassment? Toronto Employment Lawyer

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request   The Ontario Superior Court, Merrifield v The Attorney General, 2017 ONSC 133, (“Merrifield”) has recently ruled that employees can bring an independent civil action in relation to workplace harassment. This case introduced a new basis upon which an.

September 22

Strudwick v. Applied Consumer & Clinical Evaluations: Horrible Bosses & High Damages from Court of Appeal, Toronto Employment Lawyer

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request Though it occurs rarely and in unique circumstances, appellate Courts in Canada may overturn a trial judge’s decision as to the type and amount of damages awarded to an individual. A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal,.

September 8

Wilson v. Northwest Value Partners Inc.: Mediation, Settlement & Breaches, Toronto Employment Lawyer

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request Many employers include a clause in employee contracts that prevents the employee from working for a competing company for a specific period of time following the end of their employment.  These types of clauses are referred to as non-competition.

September 1

Braiden v. La-Z-Boy: Can Your Employer Threaten to Fire you if you Don’t Agree to Changes in your Contract?, Toronto Employment Lawyer

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request Employers may wish to change the terms and conditions of an employee’s contract of employment during the course of the employment relationship for many reasons: a change in business practises or realities, poor performance by the employee or in.

August 25

Hart v. Parrish & Heimbecker Limited: Recordings in the Workplace – To Do or Not To Do?, Toronto Employment Lawyer

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request Within all litigation and specifically in employment law, the topic of evidence is often addressed to strengthen claims and prove damages. One scenario that causes concern and gives rise to additional questions is whether it is useful, or appropriate.

August 14

What’s in a Name? A Probationary Clause by Any Other Name is…. ,Toronto Employment Lawyer

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request … still a probationary clause, even if it does not include specific terms and entitlements of the probationary period. In several recent decisions, Canadian Courts have upheld probationary clauses that are included in an employment contract regardless of their.

August 8

Lalonde v. Sena Solid Waste Holdings Inc.: Terminated on “Allegations of Cause”, Toronto Employment Lawyer

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request Employee awarded damages due to frivolous allegations of cause by employer.  Termination of employment is (usually) a very difficult event for an employee; even more so when allegations of cause are involved. This blog post will address the issue.

July 28

Mario Mottillo v. O.E. Canada Inc et al: Independent Legal Advice – Important, but Not Fatal to a Contract, Toronto Employment Lawyer

Call us for a FREE 30 minute phone consultation at 416-907-9249 or submit a callback request Independent legal advice (“ILA”) is one of the best ways to protect your interests before entering new agreements. Contracts in any area of law can get complicated quickly, especially in an employment context. With an imbalance of bargaining power.

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