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 […]

Practical Measures to Consider Before Terminating an Underperforming Employee

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Parting ways with an employee is not only a difficult task for any manager, but can be stressful, time-consuming, and may negatively impact the morale of your team members.  You have the tricky task of discussing an employee’s areas of weakness and then figuring out how to correct them. Immediate termination should be reserved for […]

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 […]

Governance of Employment Relationships in Ontario: An Overview

Ontario employment relationships are governed by various pieces of legislation. These laws are designed to protect the workers and ensure that they are treated fairly in the workplace, while also establishing a clear set of rules that employers can rely on when making hiring, management, and termination decisions. However, while the legislation in Ontario comes […]

Practical Measures to Consider Before Terminating an Underperforming Employee

People Meeting

Parting ways with an employee is not only a difficult task for any manager, but can be stressful, time-consuming, and may negatively impact the morale of your team members.  You have the tricky task of discussing an employee’s areas of weakness and then figuring out how to correct them. We break down some tips on steps to take before considering termination.

Practical Measures to Consider Before Terminating an Underperforming Employee

People Meeting

Parting ways with an employee is not only a difficult task for any manager, but can be stressful, time-consuming, and may negatively impact the morale of your team members.  You have the tricky task of discussing an employee’s areas of weakness and then figuring out how to correct them. We break down some tips on steps to take before considering termination.

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.