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Blog Bite: What do foreign employers need to know when conducting business in Ontario?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com is a must-read for foreign employers operating their businesses in Canada. It helps employers identify and understand the differences in Canadian...

Blog Bite: How far can employers go when screening potential job applicants in Quebec?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com deals with employment law in Quebec. It succinctly recaps the different types of employment relationships (i.e. a contract of employment versus a...

Blog Bite: What terms are essential in an Employment Agreement?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com provides advice on the top twelve “must haves” for written employment contracts. Among the topics covered are what "consideration" might look...

Blog Bite: How Enforceable are “Notice of Resignation” Provisions?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com discusses the case of BlackBerry Limited v. Marineau-Mes, in which an employee signed an employment contract that required him to give six months...

Blog Bite: What Constitutes Just Cause for Dismissal?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com outlines the circumstances that give rise to just cause for termination. Just cause for termination will be found where there is breakdown of the...

Blog Bite: What is the cost of terminating an employee?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com provides a concise overview of what costs are involved in terminating an employee in Ontario. It uses a key piece of legislation, the Employment ...

Blog Bite: What rights does an employee have if they’ve been deemed “unsuitable” for permanent employment during the probationary period?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com explains the decision of Nagribianko v. Select Wine Merchants Ltd. where an employer terminated an employee during the probationary period on the...

Blog Bite: Can an employee terminated during a probationary period sue for wrongful dismissal?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com examines the Ontario case of Deacon v. Moxley wherein an employee successfully sued for wrongful termination even though his employer terminated ...

Blog Bite: What does “probation” mean for employers and employees in Ontario?

This article posted on our partner site Mondaq.com examines what “probation” means to both an employer and an employee in respect of obligations and rights on termination. In particular, it ex...

4 Ways You Can Make Ontario’s ESA Work Better for You

There are only four allowable circumstances in which an employer and employee may enter into an agreement to vary from the Ontario Employment Standards Act (ESA) standards. All agreements should: ...

Ontario: Statutory Requirements for Employee Hours

Last updated Jan, 2018. After the standard exchange of “hello”s and “how are you”s when meeting someone for the first time, it won’t be too long until an awkward lull in the conversation ...

Why is it important for public bodies to establish the confidentiality of their information in a contract?

DVD TREATED AS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION Order F2014-15 2014 CanLII 12116 (AB OIPC) An applicant who had been unsuccessful in obtaining employment with the city of Calgary requested access to a D...

Are volunteers unpaid interns or employees?

Are Volunteers Unpaid Interns or Employees? (Or...How to "Hire" a Volunteer). The job market in a number of professions such as marketing, legal and non-profit has become increasin...

Santa's Got A Brand New Brand

Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre (“Yorkdale”) has forever changed the way we will visualize Santa Claus. Paul Mason, aka “Hot Santa”, was hired by Yorkdale to portray a modern Santa Claus....

What legal documents do I need for on-boarding employees and directors to my start-up?

As your startup grows, you will find yourself needing to hire more and more people. If you’re bringing employees onto your team it’s important to have a solid employment agreement ready to go, wit...

Agents and employees, watch out! It’s all in the hands of the principal…

When drafting a limitation of liability clause, ensure that all persons who may be covered by the liability exemption clause are included and specify the degree of coverage. Courts have stated that...

4 Important Points to Remember about Wrongful Dismissal

Whether you are a valued employee dismissed for wrongful reasons, or an employer who has essentially been forced to dismiss an employee without any bad faith, Coppola v Capital Pontiac Buick Cadillac ...

Inter-lapping Business Documents and Employees’ Private Property

The article discusses an employee's general duty of confidentiality to an employer. Although there are some circumstances where there is an implied duty of confidentiality, it is better that...
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