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SpringLaw | Canada | 17 Jul 2019

Update on notice periods - it’s good news for employers

We wrote about the Dawe v. Equitable Life Insurance Company, 2018 ONSC 3130 back in January. Check out that post here. The Dawe case was notable


SpringLaw | Canada | 11 Jul 2019

Accommodating Addictions

A labour arbitration decision out of Nova Scotia has got us thinking about what will qualify as addiction and justify accommodation in the work


SpringLaw | Canada | 3 Jul 2019

Employment Law Issues for Chiropractors and Physiotherapists

As our population becomes more technology dependent and urbanized, we are increasingly adopting more sedentary lifestyles than our ancestors. One of


SpringLaw | Canada | 26 Jun 2019

New Contract for Current Employees

While we like to help businesses set up their employment relationships from day one, more often than not we come in to help a little later. In many


SpringLaw | Canada | 19 Jun 2019

Unauthorized Absences - When your employees are crazy sports fans!

With the huge response to the Raptors parade this week we thought it a good time to revisit the issue of unauthorized employee absences. Many


SpringLaw | Canada | 12 Jun 2019

“Avoid seductive styles” - Telling your employees how to dress

A news story caught our attention recently. The University of Quebec in the Outaouais (UQO) commissioned an instructional video for university


SpringLaw | Canada | 6 Jun 2019

Requiring Agility - How Much Can an Employer Change Job Duties?

At SpringLaw we work with a lot of tech companies and start-ups who are all about agility. These employers often include language in their contracts


SpringLaw | Canada | 29 May 2019

Uber heading to the Supreme Court

The fate of the gig economy in Canada is in the hands of the Supreme Court. The saga of David Heller and Uber has been in the news for several months


SpringLaw | Canada | 22 May 2019

Employer Pays for Failing to Investigate Harassment

Readers of our blog will know that employers have a legal obligation to take workplace harassment seriously. These obligations are set out in


SpringLaw | Canada | 15 May 2019

Top 10 mistakes to avoid when hiring your first employee

For this week’s blog, we have gathered a list of the top 10 mistakes commonly made by freelancers and startups when hiring their first employee