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  • Bonus Eligibility Tied to Active EmploymentFebruary 21, 2017

    The Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision in Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc., 2016 ONCA 618 (CanLII) that should have employers pulling out and reviewing their incentive plans, including bonus, STIP, LTIP, stock options and whatever else is contingent upon “active employment”. The Ontario Cou … Read more »

  • Enforceability of Employment Contracts a Comprehensive CaseFebruary 17, 2017

    Please take some time to make your way through Cook v. Hatch Ltd., 2017 ONSC 47.  It’s a well reasoned and thoughtful decision that injects some common sense into the enforceability of contractual termination clause discussion. The employment relationship is contractual and the task of the court is … Read more »

  • Sale of a Business and Intermingling under the Labour Relations Act, 1995February 16, 2017

    The Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) considered the sale of a business provisions in the Labour Relations Act, 1995 in ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. v Unifor Local 554, 2017 CanLII 4481 (ON LRB).  ADT (a unionized company) purchased a Protectron (a non-unionized company) and, although in … Read more »

  • Punitive Damages in Wrongful Dismissal CasesFebruary 14, 2017

    A  recent case from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice highlights that terminating employees requires careful planning, particularly where just cause is alleged.  The case is Morison v Ergo-Industrial Seating Systems Inc., 2016 ONSC 6725 (CanLII). The plaintiff was the company’s regional manager, … Read more »

  • Roy Heenan O.C. Passes Away – A Brief ReflectionFebruary 13, 2017

    When I recently heard the news of the passing of Roy Heenan I took a walk down memory lane (Roy Heenan remembered as ‘brilliant jurist’ and ‘big personality’).  Mr. Heenan was of course a leader in Canadian labour and employment law, a founding partner with Peter Blaikie of Heenan Blaikie LLP and a … Read more »