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Ninety-Day Administrative Driving Suspension For Impaired Driving Was Not Just Cause To Fire Assistant Fire Chief
An Assistant Fire Chief has won his wrongful dismissal suit after he was fired following a 90-day administrative driving prohibition for impaired driving while off-duty.
Canada
21 Sep 2018
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Is The Drone Services Operator I Hired An Independent Contractor Or Employee Of My Business? Key Reasons Why The Distinction Matters
When it comes to hiring a drone operator, there is no shortage of work-for-hire subcontractors in Canada.
Canada
22 Mar 2018
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Court Strikes Down Non-Compete Which Would Have Prevented Employee From Starting A Band In Mexico And Playing At A Staff Retreat In Cancun
A recent case from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice may cause some employers to reconsider the scope and application of their non-competition covenants.
Canada
26 Jan 2018
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Tips For Hiring Employees Across The Globe
Here is some general guidance to keep in mind when growing your business across borders.
Canada
21 Nov 2017
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Ontario Regulatory Form Regarding Pension Plan Contributions: Comply!
Trustees and administrators of Ontario registered pension plans: beware of Form 7. That's the form that administrators of registered pension plans must complete, and send to their pension fund trustees...
Canada
30 Nov 2016
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Agency Personnel In The Healthcare Sector: Who Is The Real Employer?
In recent years, the Québec Tribunal administratif du travail has frequently been called on to address the legal implications involved in the hiring of temporary employees...
Canada
10 Nov 2016
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Flexible Work Arrangements Proposed By The Government Of Canada
The Government of Canada recently completed a consultation with employers, employer associations, union and labour organizations, and advocacy groups as part of its pledge to amend the CLC...
Canada
2 Nov 2016
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A Rose By Any Other Name Is Not As Sweet: When A Non-Solicit Is Actually A Non-Compete
The Ontario Court of Appeal has held that the words "accept business", in what the employer intended to be a non-solicitation clause, served to restrict competition and is therefore not merely a non-solicitation clause.
Canada
12 Sep 2016
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Demystifying Canadian Employment And Labor Law
Because Canada is a confederation of provinces and territories, each with the power to pass employment and labor laws, determining the applicable law in a particular situation can be perplexing...
Canada
22 Aug 2016
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How Should Employers Deal With Pensions In A Severance Package?
HR professionals often ask us how to deal with pension issues when they structure severance packages for non-union employees.
Canada
12 Aug 2016
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Sale Of A Business Is Not Constructive Dismissal
Mr. Boulad was director of a hotel owned by the Westmount Hospitality Group ("Westmount") an important international hotel group.
Canada
15 Jul 2016
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Limiting Liability: Incentives And Benefits On Termination Of Employment
You've terminated an employee without cause, what do you owe them? It may be more than you think.
Canada
27 Jun 2016
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Fixed Term Contracts: Damages For "Trouble And Inconvenience"
In a recent decision, the Superior Court of Quebec held that the termination of a fixed term contract of employment constitutes a breach of contract which may allow for an award of damages...
Canada
17 May 2016
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The Duty To Provide Reasonable Notice Of Termination Cuts Both Ways
It is a relatively little-known fact to non-lawyers that just as employers are required to provide employees with reasonable notice of termination...
Canada
13 May 2016
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Court Finds Termination Clause Purporting To Limit A 17-Year Employee's Termination Notice To The 8 Week Statutory Minimum To Be "Clear, Express And Unambiguous"
An Alberta court recently had the opportunity to consider the question of whether a termination clause was effective to take away an employee's entitlement to pay in lieu of notice of termination...
Canada
10 May 2016
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Early Termination Of Fixed Term Contract Results In Employee Windfall (Or The Dangers Of Dubious Drafting)
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently awarded an employee, whose fixed-term contract was terminated on a without cause basis twenty-three months into a five-year term, damages reflecting the balance of his remuneration under the Agreement.
Canada
25 Apr 2016
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Terminating For Financial Reasons? Don't Expect The Courts To Help You Out
This point was recently emphasized by the Ontario Court of Appeal in the decision of Michela v. St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic School.
Canada
21 Jan 2016
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Another Ontario Termination Clause Decision In Favour Of Employees…
The Ontario Divisional Court recently affirmed the lower court's decision in the case of Miller v. A.B.M., an important case with respect to the interpretation of termination provisions in employment contracts.
Canada
2 Jun 2015
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SCC Says Suspension With Pay Can Amount To Constructive Dismissal
A non-unionized employee on an indefinite suspension with pay successfully claimed that he was constructively dismissed by his employer and was entitled to damages for wrongful dismissal.
Canada
24 Mar 2015
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No Punches Thrown, But Employee Properly Dismissed For Yelling, Swearing And Abusive Conduct
An employee need not physically assault a co-worker in order to be dismissed for workplace violence, an arbitrator’s decision shows.
Canada
24 Mar 2015
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