Letting an employee go is never as straightforward as it seems. Below find three steps you should take to protect your business when terminating an employee.
Here are four upcoming and recent legal requirements for Ontario Employers, including reimbursing employees taking sick leave due to COVID-19 and minimum wage increases.
Juliana Saxberg is a bilingual, senior lawyer with over 15 years experience practicing employment, labour, workplace privacy, human rights, pension and benefits, administrative, and Constitutional law, corporate and non-profit governance, director and officer liability, public law, and judicial review, in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.
An employee argued that he was constructively dismissed when another individual was hired to replace him as president of a newly amalgamated division at the company.
On April 30, 2020 the Government of Ontario announced new guidelines to provide processes for safe business resumptions for agriculture, manufacturing, foodstuffs, restaurant and food services businesses. These guidelines build on measures already set out by the Ontario Government in respect of retail, health care, constructions, and transit services, among others. Although the Government is […]
On March 18, 2020, the Government of Canada announced unprecedented steps to support Canadian businesses affected by the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. The Prime Minister has announced that Parliament will be convened shortly to pass legislation authorizing parts of the Economic Response Plan requiring legislative action. The plan promises support to employers and their workers finding […]
With over 17,000 confirmed cases worldwide and 4 confirmed cases in Canada, the recent outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus has sparked concerns of a worldwide pandemic. Although Health Canada has stated that the risk posed by the coronavirus to Canadians is low, they have also advised Canadians against non-essential travel to China and are […]
Terminations for cause must meet a high threshold to be effective. It is often easier, and sometimes cheaper, to dismiss an employee without cause and pay the accompanying severance rather than alleging cause and defending the allegation in court. In the case of Schultz v. Canada Lands Company CLC Limited, 2019 ONSC 2124, the employer […]
Small and medium-sized enterprises across Ontario face a rapidly changing regulatory environment and an ongoing technological revolution changing the nature of workplace management. Keeping track of the ever-shifting environment while operating a business can be tough without up to date information and professional expertise. Bridge Legal & HR Solutions bridges the gap between the Law […]