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  • Short service, long notice

    Employees with only a few years (or even months) of service tend to believe that they aren’t entitled to much notice or pay in lieu of notice upon termination. As we have written before, we have seen a trend of longer notice periods being awarded to employees in wrongful dismissal actions. (Reminder … Read more »

  • Ontario’s New Employer-Friendly Employment Laws

    Some recent changes in the law make Ontario’s employment laws more employer-friendly – especially for small businesses. This blog discusses five of these changes. Eliminating a scheduled increase in the minimum wage Under Bill 148, the minimum wage was scheduled to increase to $ 15 per hour on Janua … Read more »

  • Less Overtime Protections Now that Bill 66 is Law

    Recent changes to the Employment Standards Act allow employers to pay less overtime pay to employees. If you have been asked to agree to average your hours over 2 to 4 weeks for overtime purposes, then read on. Example Let’s assume that you earn $20 an hour and work 30 hours in your first week, 50 h … Read more »

  • Employer who hires job applicant over an employee’s objection ordered to pay the employee >$ 100 000 in damages

    In a recent case, a female employee asked her employer not to hire a male executive because he had sexually harassed her when he had been employed earlier. The employer refused, the employee quit, and claimed, among other things, wrongful dismissal damages and punitive damages. This case deals with … Read more »

  • Can an Employee Stop an Employer from Hiring a Job Applicant?

    In a recent case, a female employee asked her employer not to hire a male executive because he had sexually harassed her when he had been employed earlier. The employer refused, the employee quit, and claimed, among other things, wrongful dismissal damages and punitive damages. This case deals with … Read more »

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