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  • Can Poor Economic Conditions Increase Reasonable Notice Period?

    Whenever the economy takes a downturn, people are more likely to lose their jobs. But does the state of the economy affect the reasonable notice period and employee is entitled to? As it turns out, it does. The fact that poor economic conditions increase the reasonable notice period can be traced ba … Read more »

  • Do Salaried Employees Get Overtime Pay?

    YES.  It does not matter how you are paid, be it hourly, or salary paid weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, you are by default entitled to overtime pay under Part VIII of the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”). You would also be entitled to premium pay and public holiday pay.  Being paid via salary has many … Read more »

  • Just Been Terminated – 3 Simple Things to Remember

    Being terminated is a terrifying process. In the words of the former Chief Justice Dickson of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1987, Work is one of the most fundamental aspects in a person’s life, providing the individual with a means of financial support and, as importantly, a contributory role in so … Read more »

  • What is Legal Advice, and is an Elephant a Tree, a Snake or a Spear?

    When people call our firm, they will have something particular on their minds. Usually, it is a recent termination or other workplace issues. Why else call a law firm? We are not known for our 5-star meals or wide array of garden furniture.  Many people will look at their situation and narrow what t … Read more »

  • Signing Deals with the Devil – Employment Contracts and You

    A common trope in popular culture is the deal with the devil, where a person signs away their soul for something. The usual result is that the devil tricks them, and the promised reward is not what they were expecting or had agreed to.  This would not be enforceable in Canada, and a client could sue … Read more »