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Statutory severance pay: Ontario ruling threatens to drive up termination costs

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 17 2014

According to a recent judgment of the Ontario Superior Court, employers may now be forced to take their establishment's total payroll into account in

A clear slate is not a given - the status of lapsed warnings

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada, South Africa
  • -
  • September 10 2014

In the matter of NUM obo Selemela v Northam Platinum Limited , the Labour Appeal Court ("LAC") held that lapsed warnings may be taken into account

B.C. Court offers lessons to employers about employment contracts, part II

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 10 2014

Last year we shared five key lessons about employment agreements, arising from the trial court's decision inMiller v. Convergys CMG Canada Limited

Disloyal conduct may justify termination

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 29 2014

Labour, Employment and Human Rights BulletinThere is little dispute that senior employees owe a duty of good faith and loyalty to their employers

Workplace investigation key to avoiding liability in discrimination claims

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 20 2014

In a recent case the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal ruled that while an employer had responded appropriately to some complaints of harassment, its

Amendments to labour relations act require action by employers within 3-month period

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada, South Africa
  • -
  • August 20 2014

On Sunday, 17th August, President Jacob Zuma signed the Labour Relations Amendment Act, 2014 into law. It is still uncertain when the amendments will

Jumping the gun on employee surveillance can shoot down your case

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 15 2014

When confronted with information that an employee may be abusing paid sick leave, it is only natural for an employer to want to investigate further

Minimum wage increases in 2014

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 13 2014

In Canada, minimum wage rates are governed by the applicable provincial, territorial or federal employment standards legislation. For 2014 nine

May the enforceability of your release be with you

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 12 2014

Labour, Employment and Human Rights BulletinUnconscionability, lack of consideration, duress, undue influence, financial need, lack of capacity and

When it comes to paying overtime, managers are managers regardless of title the HR space

  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • August 7 2014

The issue of overtime has become a major concern for employers in the wake of class actions on the subject in Canada. The Québec Act