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Dependent contractors and notice upon termination
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • May 5 2015

In the recent decision of Keenan v. Canac Kitchens, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice provided some helpful interpretation of what is a dependent


Call it what you want, it's still constructive dismissal
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • January 21 2015

Actions that would otherwise be justification for an employee to claim constructive dismissal cannot be transformed simply by "requiring" an


Ontario Human Rights Commission comments on sexual harassment in the workplace
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • January 19 2015

In response to various recent events in which the issue of sexual harassment has obtained national focus, the Ontario Human Rights Commission


Risky business: when is a fixedterm contract an indefinite-term contract?
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • March 3 2015

Unlike employees hired to indefinite-term contracts, fixed-term employees are not entitled to statutory or common law reasonable notice of termination


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


2014 year in review: ensure your organization stays on the "nice list" in 2015
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • January 8 2015

On November 20, 2014, the Gender Identity and Expression Human Rights Recognition Act, a private member's Bill, was introduced by Spencer Chandra


Has your organization filed an accessibility report? This and other AODA requirements fast approaching
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • November 28 2014

If you've listened to the radio at any point over the past several weeks, chances are you've heard the Ontario Government's spot reminding


Twitter knows no bounds: suspension from work for tweeting a stranger
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • November 6 2014

"Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand." When British pop group Duran Duran sang about Rio, they did not likely have silky Queens Park Rangers


Employment contracts: choice of law not same as imposing jurisdiction
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • April 24 2015

Many employers and dismissed employees incorrectly assume that the law stipulated in a contract determines where legal proceedings can be commenced


Gotta have (good) faith: wrongful dismissal and aggravated damages in George v. Cowichan Tribes
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • April 24 2015

In a recent decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court, George v. Cowichan Tribes,1 an employer was faulted both for dismissing an employee for