How Do Bonuses Factor Into Payment In Lieu Of Notice?

For some people, bonuses make up a large part of their total income. However, unlike regular paychecks, bonuses are typically issued at irregular intervals. So…
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Duty To Accommodate On Basis Of Family Status Continues To Evolve

In Canada, employers have a duty to adjust rules, policies, or practices in order to allow employees to participate fully and avoid being discriminated against.…
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Employee Who Raised Safety Concerns Cries Foul After Being Fired

It’s often said that at work, safety is everyone’s concern. It would follow suit then, that employees should be free to report safety concerns they…
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Former Employees Allege Non-Solicitation Clause Was Too Vague To Be Enforced

Most people may think of employment contracts as agreements that govern a relationship between an employee and employer for the duration of that working relationship.…
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Release Does Not Prevent Employee From Bringing Sexual Harassment Claim

When someone is terminated from a job, they may find themselves faced with having to sign a release in order to receive payment in lieu…
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Does Impaired Driving While Off Duty Give an Assistant Fire Chief’s Employer Cause to Dismiss Him?

Access to an employer’s vehicle is a privilege that comes with a number of responsibilities, especially when one is allowed to drive the vehicle outside…
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Court of Appeal Rules Termination Clause Must Be Read In Whole

Typically, when people are terminated from their jobs without cause, they are entitled to notice or payment in lieu of notice. While the Employment Standards…
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Assessing Liability For Racism In The Workplace

Despite making progress over the years, racism and other forms of discrimination still occur in the workplace. Of course, Ontario’s Human Rights Code (the “Code”)…
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Employer’s Termination Clause Covers All The Bases

Nobody is entitled to keep their job forever. That said, people who lose their jobs without cause are entitled to compensation in lieu of notice…
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Vague Termination Clause Leaves Employer On The Hook

Employment contracts can be tricky to write, and termination clauses can sometimes lead parties into litigation. A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court of…
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