Court Awards Former Employee 27 Months’ Pay in Lieu of Notice of Termination
A recent judgement by an Ontario court serves as a reminder to employers of the importance of having employment contracts in place to limit the business’ financial exposure when terminating an employee. Employers are likely aware that they generally cannot terminate employment without cause …Continue reading the post titled Court Awards Former Employee 27 Months’ Pay in Lieu of Notice of Termination
Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Awards over $150,000 to Former Employees That Suffered Sexual Discrimination
A recent ruling by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) has set a new high-water mark for damages awards against employers. Employers that are found to have allowed their employees to suffer from sexual discrimination, including sexual harassment, in the workplace face potentia…Continue reading the post titled Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Awards over $150,000 to Former Employees That Suffered Sexual Discrimination
Minimum Wage increasing on October 1, 2015
Employers in Ontario should take note that effective October 1, 2015, the minimum wage in Ontario is increasing. The general minimum wage will increase from $11.00/hour to $11.25/hour. Student minimum wage will increase from $10.30/hour to $10.55/hour. Liquor servers’ minimum wage will incre…Continue reading the post titled Minimum Wage increasing on October 1, 2015
“Wonderful Representation” – Dagmara Wozniak and Team
I just want to take the time to thank you all for the wonderful representation of my case. I have to say you have made this journey much easier than I anticipated. I also want to thank you for believing in the case I saw, to start this process in the first place. I will...Continue reading the post titled “Wonderful Representation” – Dagmara Wozniak and Team
A Short History of Wind Litigation in Ontario
Dianne Saxe delivered a presentation to the American Bar Association on July 22, providing a comprehensive overview of wind litigation in Ontario since the Green Energy Act came into effect. She traced a number of trends in the types of wind cases that are being brought before the Environmen…Continue reading the post titled A Short History of Wind Litigation in Ontario
Does “I Quit” Really Mean “I Quit”?
Case law has not always been clear on what constitutes a resignation by an employee. More often than not, it seems very difficult for an employer to establish a resignation where the employee changes his/her mind down the road. However, in Kerr v. Valley Volkswagen, 2014 NSSC 27 (CanLII), th…Continue reading the post titled Does “I Quit” Really Mean “I Quit”?
New Decision from FSCO Addresses the Minor Injuries Guideline
On July 7, 2015, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario released a decision in Arruda v. Western Assurance,1 providing some additional analysis of the Minor Injuries Guideline (“MIG”). The Applicant Ms. Arruda sustained soft tissue and psychological injuries in a motor vehicle accident…Continue reading the post titled New Decision from FSCO Addresses the Minor Injuries Guideline
Absenteeism: When Is It Enough to Warrant Termination?
This issue was addressed in the recent arbitral decision of Humber River Hospital v. Teamsters, 2014 CanLII 50008 (ON LA), where the grievor was employed in the Dietary Department of the hospital and had been for fifteen years. The grievor had a persistent pattern of frequent and unexpected …Continue reading the post titled Absenteeism: When Is It Enough to Warrant Termination?
MOECC Updates – June 2015
As part of our ongoing efforts to keep you informed of environmental issues that could impact your business, we have collected this list of recent MOECC fines for violations of the Environmental Protection Act and the Ontario Water Resources Act. If you have any questions or would like more …Continue reading the post titled MOECC Updates – June 2015
Peter Dillon Recognized by Lexpert as Leading Franchise Lawyer
Peter Dillon, the head of our franchise, licensing and distribution law group has been recognized in the 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of the most consistently recommended practitioners in the area of franchise law. Licensed in both Canada and the United States, Dillon restric…Continue reading the post titled Peter Dillon Recognized by Lexpert as Leading Franchise Lawyer