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  • Q&A: Frustration of employment

    Q&A is a recurring series on the Vey Willetts LLP blog. The aim is to provide quick answers to questions we commonly encounter in our day-to-day practice of employment law. In this edition, we focus on “frustration of employment.”  Q. What is “frustration of employment”A. Frustration is a legal doct … Read more »

  • Taking It Back: When can an Employee Retract a Resignation from Employment?

    People quit their jobs at various times and for various reasons. Often, when a worker quits his/her job they provide their employer with a written letter or an email confirming their decision to resign on a specified future date with the intention of continuing to work until that date.Generally spea … Read more »

  • Vey Willetts LLP Turns Five!

    Vey Willetts LLP started operations in August 2014, when lawyers Andrew Vey and Paul Willetts relocated from Toronto to Ottawa, both keen to return to Eastern Ontario after several years working in the GTA. The firm was a true “start-up”, begun without a single client. Job #1 was to get the telephon … Read more »

  • Fixed-term contract costs employer $1.2 million in severance

    Beware the fixed-term employment contact. That should be every employer’s mantra following the recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court in McGuinty v. 1845035 Ontario Inc. (McGuinty Funeral Home), 2019 ONSC 4108 (“McGuinty”).The McGuinty case has its roots in the sale of a third-generation fami … Read more »

  • Paul Willetts Interviewed by Global National about Unionization and the "Gig Economy"

    Last week, Paul Willetts, was interviewed by Global National News as part of a report looking at the Canadian Union of Postal Workers’ vote to certify couriers working for Foodora (an app-based food delivery company) in Toronto and Mississauga.In the course of the interview, “Push to unionize Foodor … Read more »