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- Employee “Experience and Sophistication” Irrelevant to Contract Enforceability
Generally speaking, Ontario employees are entitled to receive reasonable notice of their dismissal from employment (subject to situations where the parties have agreed in writing an alternate lawful entitlement in this regard). A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal (Rahman v. Cannon Desig … Read more »
- Deemed IDEL Set to Expire on July 30, 2022
Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”) is among the most controversial employment law changes made by the Ontario government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. By placing employees on a “deemed” IDEL, employers could essentially skirt the ordinary time limits for temporary layoffs in Ontario … Read more »
- How will the pandemic shape the future of work?
The pandemic impacted heavily on the working lives of many: some lost their jobs, otherwise endured prolonged lay-offs, and many found themselves working from home. With the pandemic waning and (hopefully) at, or close to, an end, employers are considering how best to structure their workplaces movi … Read more »
- Classification Confusion: Taxi Drivers found to be both Contractors and Employees
Proper classification of workers is a challenging task but one important to get right from the start. Misclassification can have serious consequences, such as exposing an organization to orders for unpaid wages and incurring fines for outstanding CPP and EI contributions. To make matters worse, in r … Read more »
- Paul Willetts Quoted in Canadian HR Reporter
Vey Willetts lawyer Paul Willetts was quoted in the May 3, 2022 edition of Canadian HR Reporter in an article entitled “Fired for cause, worker still gets termination pay”. The article considers a recent decision from the Court of Appeal for Ontario. In which, the court determined that an employee w … Read more »