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  • The Benefits of Failsafe ProvisionsJuly 18, 2018

    The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released a decision on the enforceability of termination clauses in employment agreements that contain failsafe provisions. Background A “failsafe provision” is a portion of a termination clause that provides that, regardless of what the termination clause provid … Read more »

  • Don’t Let Cannabis Laws Leave You Dazed and ConfusedJuly 17, 2018

    In October, smoking or ingesting cannabis will be legal in Canada. Does your business have policies and procedures in place to handle this transition? The federal government has passed legislation that will make cannabis legal, giving the provinces power to control how it will be used and sold. This … Read more »

  • Employment Law Update: Mid-Year ReportJune 26, 2018

    In this blog, as we enter the dog days of summer, I will review five current trends and developments in Ontario’s employment laws. 1.  A New Sheriff is in Town: The PC party has replaced the Liberal party as Ontario’s governing party I anticipate this change in government will result in less governm … Read more »

  • Not Preventing Sexual Assault and Harassment in the Workplace is Now More ExpensiveJune 22, 2018

    On average, damages awarded to an employee for a breach of the Human Rights Code, remain relatively low, typically $10,000 to $15,000. However, the HRTO recently released two significant decisions that reflect a willingness to award higher amounts. Both decisions involve sexual assault and sexual ha … Read more »

  • The Cost of Terminating Employees When a Business is SoldApril 17, 2018

    When a business is sold the cost of terminating unwanted employees can significantly impact the sale price. The purchaser does not want to pay the cost of terminating long service employees, and the seller doesn’t want to incur termination costs which reduces the net sale price. General Rules on Ter … Read more »