Employee Fiduciary Duties and Obligations

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Higher level employees may be considered fiduciaries of an organization. This means they have a greater level of responsibility and obligation regarding confidentiality, non-solicitation and non-competition among other obligations. We break down a recent case regarding those duties.

Mitigation: A Failure to Mitigate Risks Entitlement to Reasonable Notice

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Employees who are terminated, and whose contract entitles them to reasonable notice, are required to “mitigate damages” by seeking alternative work during their reasonable notice period. Typically, this means applying for, and accepting, comparable employment. In most cases employees do seek comparable work and discharge their duty, but what happens when an employee fails to […]

Workplace Investigation Questions: Key Questions to Ask Parties and Witnesses

According to provincial and federal legislation, employers in Canada have an obligation to investigate workplace harassment and violence allegations. For an organization to successfully resolve the issue and effectively prevent similar problems from happening again, workplace investigation questions are crucial.

Get Ready for Canada Labour Code Changes: Coming February 1, 2024

If your company is a federally regulated employer, you need to be aware of changes coming to the Canada Labour Code on February 1, 2024. The recent changes include new termination notice requirements which being the federally regulated sector in line with the provinces. How do I know if my business is federally regulated? Most […]

Upcoming Ontario Legislation: Working for Workers Four Act, 2023


The Ontario government has released the text of its latest employment legislation, the fourth in a serios of Working for Workers Acts. These acts have made some changes to various pieces of Ontario legislation including the Employment Standards Act, 2000.

Does Your Employee Handbook Need an Update?

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Handbooks are key workplace documents that establish expectations, practices, and procedures to help keep employees on track and performing. A handbook should always be kept up to date to ensure it takes into account changes in the law and changes at your business. Find out more inside.