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  • If You Are Unvaccinated, Can Your Employer Terminate You For Cause?

    Throughout Canada, many employers are choosing to implement mandatory vaccination policies. For those that are federally regulated, employers are bound by the directives of the Federal Government to ensure that such policies are implemented by October 30, 2021. If you fail to disclose your vaccinati … Read more »

  • What is the Meaning of “Totally Disabled”?

    “Totally disabled” is a legal term with a special meaning. Generally, the definition of “totally disabled” in Long Term Disability policies is: If the employee is unable to perform substantially all their essential and material job duties, they are said to be “totally disabled”. “Totally disabled” d … Read more »

  • What Happens When You Don’t Sign Termination Papers?

    Employees will often be offered termination papers, a severance package, or a separation agreement when they are being let go from a job. Employers may require an employee to sign a release which states that they are not owed any additional severance or termination pay in exchange for the amount rec … Read more »

  • Mandatory Vaccination and Employment

    Many employees are now being asked to return to their workplace. As a prerequisite to being able to do so, some employers are advising that employees must be either vaccinated or consent to a mandatory testing protocol. For some employers, this is a business decision. For others, this is a requireme … Read more »

  • Maternity Leave in Ontario: Employer Obligations

    Maternity leave is often used to describe time off related to the birth of a child. However, Ontario’s Employment Standards Act does not use the term “maternity leave”, but “pregnancy and parental leave“. Maternity leave is not to be confused with EI maternity benefits, which are discussed below. In … Read more »