Fixed-Term Contracts: Important but Risky

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Fixed-term contracts are important tools that employers can use to simplify termination obligations. However, employers that do not carefully consider why and how they are using fixed-term agreement may find the downside expensive. Find out more with our analysis of two recent cases.

Workplace Investigation Best Practices That Build Trust

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It is crucial for employers to remain up-to-date on the latest guidance regarding workplace investigation best practices. Being ready to respond to complaints in a fair and objective manner will improve workplace efficiency, positivity, and trust between workplace parties. More details inside.

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.

Moral Damages and Punitive Damages: The Costs of Unreasonable Conduct

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Deciding to part ways with an employee is fraught with risks, especially risks stemming from mishandling the termination. Terminations should always be handled respectfully and in good faith. If not, courts in Ontario may award moral or punitive damages. More details inside.

Seniority of Employee Still Relevant Despite Signing Release

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In some circumstances employers may be surprised to find that their reasonable notice obligations are greater than expected. In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal found that an employee’s period of service can be used to calculate reasonable notice even where the employee signed a release of claims during a bankruptcy proceeding. More inside.