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  • Hypothetical breaches of the Employment Standards Act still renders termination provision void
  • The Ontario Court of Appeal Released a Decision that will have a Big Impact on How Employers Draft Employment Agreements
  • Manastersky v. Royal Bank of Canada, 2019 ONCA 609 (CanLII)
  • Social Considerations do not Trump Precedent: Exceptional Circumstances Remain Key to Receiving Notice Beyond 24 Months
  • Employers Need to be Careful When Posting Reasons for Termination
  • Employers Need to Exercise Good Faith in Termination
  • Sometimes a Full and Final Release is not all that Final
  • Employer Liable for Long-Term Disability Claims by Former Employer
  • Employees Held Liable for Mistakes Made While at Work
  • I am a Boss: Consequences of Inflating Your Position Title to Secure Employment
  • 2 in 1 Creates Confusion: What is considered Mitigation Income?
  • Payback - Cautionary Tale of What Being Terminated for Just Cause Can Cost an Employee
  • Employer Ordered to Pay $200,000 for Placing Employee on Administrative Suspension
  • Workin’ on the Night Moves; Requiring Employee to Work Night Shifts is Discriminatory, Alberta Court Says
  • Just Cause or Just a Headache?
  • You Compete Me; Employee Departures Complicated by Non-Compete Clauses
  • Teacher Terminated for Falsifying Grades
  • Ouch – When Workplace Injury Leads to Frustration of an Employment Agreement it is Not Discrimination
  • Let’s be Honest: the Importance of Honesty in an Employment Relationship
  • Nothing in Life is Free: Can a Student or Intern be Entitled to Wages Despite an Agreement to be Unpaid?
  • What is a Newspaper? Online Articles Under the Libel and Slander Act
  • What Exactly Did We Agree To: A Reminder of the Principles of Interpretation of Commercial Transaction Agreements
  • Sticking it Out: Consequences and Cautions regarding Resignation
  • Improper Investigation Leads to Job-Loss Despite Court Ruling
  • Buyer Beware: What are your obligations to employees when purchasing a business?
  • Court of Appeal Strikes Down Termination Clause
  • Watch Your Mouth: What Will Amount to Termination of an Employee Accidentally or Otherwise?
  • When Can an Employee of a Corporation be Sued?
  • National Bank of Canada Successfully Strikes Portion of Pleadings
  • Loose Lips Don’t Just Sink Ships – What Happens When You Breach a Confidentiality Clause of a Settlement Agreement?
  • We Want You: Inducement and its Consequences
  • Defendant Jailed After Failing to Comply with Mareva Order
  • So you’ve been terminated, do you have to accept an alternative position if offered?
  • Termination Clause Withstands Court Scrutiny
  • Court of Appeal Applies “Flexible Approach” to Assessment of Defamation Pleadings
  • Sometimes Less is More
  • Know When to Fold ‘em
  • Action Dismissed for Delay, Upheld by Court of Appeal
  • GoodLife has Bad Lease
  • How can Breaks in Employment Service Affect your Reasonable Notice Period?
  • Are Random Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Enforceable?
  • Choice of Forum Clause Circumvented by Court of Appeal
  • What Happens when you have Been Dismissed During the Probationary Period of your Employment Without Just Cause?
  • Court of Appeal Finds Put-Right Option as Forming Part of Consideration
  • Does An Employer Have To Protect Their Employees From Twitter?
  • Out of Time, Out of Luck
  • Does Failing to Comply with Sick Leave Policy Give an Employer Just Cause to Dismiss an Employee?
  • Court of Appeal Rejects Unconscionability Argument
  • Is Public Disclosure of Private Facts a Tort?
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go?
  • Can Age As An Impediment Of Re-Employment Affect What Is A Reasonable Notice Period?
  • Summary Judgment Overruled by Court of Appeal in Wrongful Dismissal Case
  • When will a Court award Punitive Damages, but not Aggravated Damages against an Employer?
  • Can a Hypothetical Breach of an Employment Agreement Effect the Agreement’s Enforceability?
  • What Severance is an Employee Entitled to under a Fixed Term Employment Contract?
  • Do Geographical Boundaries Limit where you can bring a Claim for Defamation?
  • Can you get a Religious Exemption from Paying Union Dues?
  • When Notice is Insufficient
  • Do Employees have an Obligation to Provide Employers with Adequate Notice of Resignation?
  • Intervention by the Court of Appeal to Clarify Damages related to Wrongful Dismissal and Discrimination
  • Arbitrator’s Decision Prevails in Court of Appeal
  • Can Demoting an Employee after Maternity or Paternal Leave Amount to Discrimination?
  • Discovering Discoverability
  • Is a Restrictive Covenant Enforceable where no Legitimate Interests Exists?
  • GM US May Hold Duties to Franchisees of GMCL
  • Is It Unfair Labour Practice For A Trade Union To Expel a Member Who Has Joined Another Trade Union?
  • Deloitte Liable for Negligence in Auditing Practices; Decision to be Appealed to Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeal Finds No Reasonable Notice in Fixed Term Employment
  • Lay-off Treated as Constructive Dismissal by Superior Court, Awarded Termination Pay
  • Ontario Small Claims Court Makes Big Decision
  • Can a Bonus Requiring “Active Employment” be owed during the Reasonable Notice Period after a Wrongful Dismissal?
  • Can Reasonable Notice of Termination Exceed 24 Months for Dependent Contractors?
  • Arbitration Clauses and the Competence-Competence Principle
  • Union Organizing Campaigns: When will the Ontario Labour Relations Board Intervene?
  • Court Forces Contractor to Pay Over $100K for Failure to Account for Distribution of Trust Money
  • Severance Action in British Columbia Fails on Duty to Mitigate
  • Are an Employer’s Financial Circumstances Relevant when Determining what a Wrongfully Dismissed Employee is Entitled?
  • Be Specific-Inferring Common Intention Rules the Day when Joint Venture Agreements remain Silent: The Ontario Court of Appeal’s Decision in Zachary Timoon Dentistry Professional Corp. v. Tonino Ciocca Dentistry Professional Corp., 2015 ONCA 812
  • Summary Judgement Ruling Establishes Holding Companies are Not Common Employers
  • Tort Law Saves the Day: Supreme Court of British Columbia Rules in Favour of Employee in Negligent Misrepresentation Action
  • Strict Liability Defences at Play for Banks against Fraudulent Employees: The Ontario Court of Appeal’s Decision in Teva Canada Limited v. Bank of Montreal, 2016 ONCA 94
  • Bearing the Evidentiary Burden when Advancing an Appropriate Jurisdiction Outside of Ontario Argument: The Ontario Court of Appeal’s Decision in Eco-Tec Inc. v. Lu, 2015 ONCA 818
  • Strengthening Solicitor-Client Privilege - Supreme Court of Canada declares probative sections of the Income Tax Act unconstitutional
  • Saliken Decision Reaffirms High Threshold for ‘Just Cause Termination’ and Strikes Out Release
  • Dismissals Without Just Cause are Unjust under the Canada Labour Code: The Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision in Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd [2016] S.C.J. No. 29
  • Limited Scope of Mitigation of Damages in Employment Context
  • Hyperlinks and Defamation: The Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision in Crookes v. Newton
  • The Supreme Court of Canada Defines the Defence of Responsible Communication in Grant v. Torstar Corp
  • Labour Board Automatically Certifies Union as a Result of Employer Interference – Provides Strong Protection to Employees in the Context of Unionization
  • Disability Benefits and Wrongful Dismissal
  • Termination, Inducement and Bonuses
  • Unjust Enrichment – Medication and Monopolies
  • Punishing your Boss with Punitive Damages
  • Punishing your Boss with Punitive Damages
  • Character of Employment and Calculating the Reasonable Notice Period
  • Probationary Employees in the Unionized Context
  • Denial of Benefits and Discriminatory Practices
  • Workplace Safety and the Extent of a Due Diligence Defence
  • Dependant Contractor and the Employer-Employee Relationship
  • Renewing a Commercial Lease Agreement
  • Reasonable Notice Period and the Duty to Mitigate Damages
  • The “Entire Agreement” Clause
  • Bernard v. Canada: Privacy Rights in the Unionized Workplace
  • Piercing The Corporate Veil
  • Can My Employer Fire Me While I am on Sick Leave?
  • Does the Duty to Accommodate Survive an Employee’s Dismissal?
  • Riding to the Rescue of Collective Bargaining Rights
  • Related Companies may be held Liable for Wrongful Termination in “Common Employer” Doctrine
  • What Can We Learn From Hydro One’s Firing of a Heckler?
  • Federal Court Says That the Use of Meta Tags is Not an Infringement of Trademark or Copyright
  • When Can a Unionized Employee Sue Their Employer?
  • Defamation on the Internet – Blog Operators Held Accountable for Defamatory Posts
  • Parental Leave, Maternity Leave and the Human Rights Code: Partridge v. Botany Dental Corporation
  • Supreme Court of Canada Creates New Duty of Honest Contractual Performance
  • Constructive Dismissal: Potter v. New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission
  • Class Action Lawsuit Brought Against Deloitte
  • Target’s Severance Deal a Step in the Right Direction
  • Zeilikman Law’s New Year Employment Law Newsmakers of 2014
  • Should I sign a release?
  • Can an employee be fired for things they do outside of the workplace?
  • Employee vs. Independent Contractor
  • Resumé Fraud and the Law
  • Can I be stopped from competing with a former employer or a business I recently sold?
  • Business Oppression
  • The fiduciary role in a business context
  • You do not need to have a contract to owe something to someone
  • It takes a lifetime...
  • What is a "contract"?
  • Insurer gets off the hook as a result of a deal struck between the employer and the employee