Wilful Misconduct: How to Draw the Line?

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Ontario employers may be surprised to know that termination with just cause come with two standards – the common law standard and the statutory standard. We break down some of the factors in our latest blog post.

Drafting Non-Competes in Canada: Clarity is Key

Agreements

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently provided helpful guidance on drafting employment non-competes. While non-competes are generally prohibited in Ontario, except in executive agreements, the reasoning described by the ONCA is a helpful guide throughout Canada. More inside.

Proving a Hostile Work Environment

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While proving a hostile work environment is legally challenging, working in an overly hostile environment can amount to a breach of your legal rights and should not be ignored.

Making the Most of the Probationary Period

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The probationary period can help employers make important decisions about a new hire, while employees can take the time to determine whether their new workplace fits their expectations, too. We break down some details on how companies can get the most out of the probationary period.

Right to Disconnect

Legislation

As of June 2, 2022, employers in Ontario with 25 or more employees will be required to implement a written “Right to Disconnect” policy. This requirement was included in the recently passed Bill 27, a.k.a. Working for Workers Act.