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It’s all in the attitude: insolence & insubordination

  • Stewart McKelvey
  • -
  • Canada
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  • March 5 2013

One of the most challenging issues in the workplace is dealing with bad attitude and employees refusing to perform the work for which they were hired

Effective October 29, 2014, Ontario employees entitled to three additional unpaid leaves from work

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • September 26 2014

On March 5, 2013, the Government of Ontario introduced Bill 21, Employment Standards Amendment Act (Leaves to Help Families), 2013. On April 29, 2014

“Fk it I quit!”: perils of the Youtube-worthy resignation

  • Rubin Thomlinson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • September 26 2014

Earlier this week, Charlo Greene, a Reporter for KTVA News in Anchorage, Alaska, issued a dramatic "live-to-air" resignation that no doubt stunned

Depression dismissal damages: lessons learned the hard way on how to handle mental illness accommodation in the workplace

  • Rubin Thomlinson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 3 2014

Mental illness can be a taboo subject that employers shy away from discussing. Mental Illness accommodation often makes employers cringe because they

Preliminary dismissal of meritless case: a second message of encouragement from the Supreme Court

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 2 2014

The Supreme Court of Canada recently released an important decision regarding the preliminary dismissal of cases, this time through the doctrine of

Are franchisors joint employers with their franchisees?

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 9 2014

Franchising owes much of its success to the nature of the relationship between franchisor and franchisee. The essence of that relationship is that

Ontario divisional court upholds reinstatement after 10 years

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada
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  • September 30 2014

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario’s decision to reinstate Sharon Fair almost 10 years after her employment was terminated has been upheld by the

School Board taught a costly lesson: court upholds reinstatement with 10 years of back pay

  • Dentons
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  • Canada
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  • October 6 2014

Ms. Fair was employed by the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (the "Board") from 1988 to 2004, when her employment was terminated. During her

Quick fixes: how to avoid prosecution under the Employment Standards Act, 2000

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 3 2014

Most of the time it only takes a couple of tweaks to ensure your company avoids getting fined for violating the Employment Standards Act, 2000

Is just cause a lost cause?: Ontario court upholds settlement despite after-acquired information about misconduct

  • McMillan LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 3 2014

The basic legal principles underscoring the formation of a contract are no mystery to most employers - an offer is made, the employee accepts the