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What are Employee Entitlements and Employer Obligations During the Upcoming Canadian Federal Election?

Canada - October 11 2019 The Canadian Federal Election is just around the corner—Monday, October 21, 2019 (Election Day). The Canada Elections Act sets out the law regarding…

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Highest Court in Canada Says Substance, not Form, will Determine Independent Contractor or Employee Status

Canada - July 31 2019 A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision considered whether a franchisee who entered into a franchise agreement with a franchisor was an…

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Canada: Massive Overhaul of the Canada Labour Code Pending

Canada - July 23 2019 A massive overhaul of the Canada Labour Code (CLC) is pending, with significant amendments coming into force on September 1, 2019, just prior to the…

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Ontario, Canada: Absent Exceptional Circumstances, 24 Months is “High End” of Reasonable Notice Award for Certain Managers & Adverse Unilateral Changes to Bonus Plans Must Be Communicated

Canada - June 28 2019 Early this year, we wrote about Dawe v. Equitable Life Insurance Company, 2018 ONSC 3130, a case in which the Ontario Superior Court of Justice…

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Ontario, Canada: Professional Service Employer’s Use of Different Corporate Structures in Employment Agreements Does Not Negate Uninterrupted Service in the Calculation of Reasonable Notice

Canada - June 25 2019 A recent decision of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Theberge-Lindsay v. 3385022 Canada Inc. (Kutcher Dentistry Professional Corporation), 2019 ONCA…

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