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Ontario Court of Appeal: Upon Termination, Employee's Shareholder Rights Distinct From Common Law Entitlements
In Mikelsteins v Morrison Hershfield Limited[1], the Ontario Court of Appeal held that an employee was not entitled to compensation over his common law notice period in connection
Canada
11 Sep 2019
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Ontario Court Of Appeal Overturns 30 Month Notice Period
Employers can breathe a sigh of relief after the Ontario Court of Appeal (the "Court of Appeal") reduced the unconventional 30 month notice period awarded to a long-service
Canada
22 Jul 2019
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The Duty To Accommodate & Frustration Of Contract: Summary Judgement Can Be An Effective Strategy For Employers
In Katz et al. v. Clarke, 2019 ONSC 2188, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court) recently held that a motion judge erred in law in the application of the legal principles concerning frustration...
Canada
15 Jul 2019
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BC Supreme Court Denies Workplace Poisoning Claim For Constructive Dismissal
An employer must ensure that an employee's work environment is not so hostile that work becomes impossible or continued employment intolerable.
Canada
31 May 2019
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Mohamed v. Information Systems Architects Inc., 2018 ONCA 428: The Doctrine Of Good Faith In The Performance Of Independent Contractor Contracts
In Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71, the Supreme Court of Canada recognized a general organizing principle of good faith in contractual performance.
Canada
18 Oct 2018
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Le Gouvernement Fédéral Annonce Les Prochaines Étapes De La Refonte Du Code Canadien Du Travail
Le ministre fédéral du Travail a annoncé qu'un le projet de loi visant ŕ moderniser le Code canadien du travail (le « Code »), vieux de plusieurs décennies, sera déposé cet automne.
Canada
18 Sep 2018
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Légalisation Du Cannabis : FAQ Ŕ L'intention Des Employeurs
Ŕ compter du 17 octobre 2018, l'usage du cannabis ŕ des fins récréatives au Canada sera légal. Aussi bien les employés que les employeurs ont des questions au sujet de l'incidence que ce changement...
Canada
17 Sep 2018
9
Legalized Cannabis: Employer FAQs
Recreational use of cannabis in Canada will be legal as of October 17, 2018
Canada
17 Sep 2018
10
ONCA Affirms An Offer Of Employment By The Purchaser Of Business Assets To An Employee Of The Seller Is Valid Consideration For A New Employment Contract
In Krishnamoorthy v. Olympus Canada Inc., 2017 ONCA 873, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that s. 9(1) of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the "Ontario ESA")...
Canada
28 Feb 2018
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Bill 148 Passes (But Not Before A Few Last-Minute Changes Were Made)
On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, the Government of Ontario passed Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017.
Canada
28 Nov 2017
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BCCA Eyes Enforceability Of Restrictive Covenant In IRIS Appeal
Restrictive covenants are often a key component of employment agreements and commercial transactions.
Canada
2 Oct 2017
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Fishing For Notice: British Columbia Supreme Court Addresses Inducement And Contingency Factors In Wrongful Dismissal Suits
In a recent BC Supreme Court decision, Sollows v. Albion Fisheries Ltd., the court clarified what qualifies as inducement in the context of a reasonable notice period assessment.
Canada
27 Jun 2017
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Dependent Contractor Receives 12 Months Pay In Lieu Of Notice
The recent Supreme Court decision of Glimhagen v. GWR Resources Inc., 2017 BCSC 761, illustrates how an independent contractor can become a dependent contractor –
Canada
19 Jun 2017
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Beyond The Final Report: Government Of Ontario Charts Its Own Course Following The Changing Workplaces Review
Last week, we reported on the Government of Ontario's release of the Changing Workplaces Review Final Report, which comprehensively reviewed Ontario's Employment Standards Act, 2000...
Canada
5 Jun 2017
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Bill 17 – Proposed Changes To Alberta's Employment Standards Code
On May 24, 2017, the Government of Alberta tendered and passed first reading of Bill 17: Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act (the "Bill").
Canada
2 Jun 2017
17
Doing Business In Canada 2017: Read The Latest Updates To Our Popular Guide
What are the key considerations when planning to establish or acquire a business in Canada? What are the potential opportunities, and where are the possible pitfalls?
Canada
4 May 2017
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Can An Employment Agreement Executed After The Employee Starts Work Be Enforced? The Ontario Court Of Appeal Says Yes.
Julia Wood received an offer for employment from Fred Deeley Imports ("Deeley") on April 17, 2007. Wood accepted the offer during the phone call, and later received an email from Deeley which outlined...
Canada
27 Apr 2017
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BC Supreme Court Clarifies Law Regarding Employment Probation
The British Columbia Supreme Court recently addressed key issues regarding probationary periods in employment contracts.
Canada
16 Mar 2017
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