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- Termination clause update: New developments concerning benefit continuation and just cause language
We are not long into 2019 and yet one thing already seems clear – the law concerning employment contract termination clauses will continue to be the focus of a great deal of litigation in Ontario. In just the past few months alone, new decisions from the Superior Court have helped to advance the law … Read more »
- Family Day February 18: Which provinces have a day off with pay?
Family Day, Monday, February 18 is celebrated in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. Family Day (may have a different name depending on the jurisdiction) is recognized as a public (statutory) holiday in these provinces and … Read more »
- Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk
Articles may require login credentials to HRinfodesk. An employee could have received 36 months’ notice In a recent Ontario Superior Court case, the unofficial rule of thumb of one month of notice per year of service with an upper limit of about 24 months was set aside when an employee was awarded a … Read more »
- What’s love got to do with it? Managing office romances
Valentine’s Day is celebrated each February 14th. It is a day synonymous with love and romance (and candies, and chocolates, and roses … but I digress). An estimated 1 billion Valentine’s cards are exchanged each year. Some radio stations will celebrate Valentine’s Day by playing a marathon of love … Read more »
- Review of Ontario human rights damages in 2018: New high watermarks
2018 marks an exceptional year for developments in the Ontario human rights remedies realm. The following two cases have developed new high watermarks and demonstrate the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario’s (“HRTO”) willingness to considerably increase the quantum of awards. A.B. v. Joe Singer Shoes … Read more »
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