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Category Archives: Pay

The Latest Chapter in Employment Law: Bill 148 and The Tort of Harassment

Bill 148 Brings Big and Not So Big Changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 In May the Changing Workplaces Review released its long-awaited Final Report, the culmination of two years of work spearheaded by special advisors C. Michael Mitchell and Retired Justice John H. Murray. This report suggested sweeping changes to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the ESA), including […]

Overtime Pay in Ontario – the Surprising Bare Truths: Part 2

Can An Employee Be Forced to Work Overtime? In accordance with s. 17(1) of the ESA, the maximum number of hours an employee can work in one week is 48 hours, and not more than 8 hours a day (or where a regular work day is longer than 8 hours, longer than the regular work day).  However, if the employer […]

Latest Chapter In Employment Law: Potentially Dramatic Changes To Employment Legislation And Another Court Of Appeal Decision On Termination Clauses

In this edition of The Latest Chapter, we discuss the Changing Workplaces Review, which could trigger the most significant reforms to Ontario’s employment and labour law statutes in decades. We also note the Ontario Court of Appeal’s latest decision in Wood v Deeley, which could significantly impact how employment agreements and termination provisions are drafted and enforced in Ontario. The […]

The Ins and Outs of Vacations in Ontario

With the winter holidays fast-approaching, as well as the end of the year, we thought it would be a good time to address issues surrounding employee vacations and statutory holidays. While it may seem relatively straight-forward, it’s a topic that can become complicated very quickly. Some issues always come up, such as the calculation of vacation pay. Others arise specifically […]

The Latest Chapter in Employment Law: Modernization of Employment Standards Act & Changing Workplaces Review

Nearly 2 years ago, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 (“Bill 18”) came into force, making a variety of changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”), as discussed in a previous edition of this blog. Two of the most notable areas of change in Bill 18 were: 1) Unpaid Wages a. The $10,000 cap on […]

The Latest Chapter in Employment Law: Overtime Rates & Transgender Rights

Overtime Rates to Increase October 1st   So much happens as summer turns to fall.  Students return to school, we pay more attention to the baseball standings to see whether the Blue Jays will make it to the ALCS, and overtime rates once again increase. October 1, 2016 marks the second increase to the minimum wage under the Stronger Workplaces […]

Dismissal and disability leave

As I discuss in my latest First Reference Talks blog post, sometimes, individuals will be dismissed from their jobs at a time when they are on disability leave. Contrary to what some may believe, there is nothing wrong with this, as long as the decision to dismiss is entirely unrelated to the employee’s disability. For example, if an organization decides to […]

Do Bonuses Come to an End with the Employment Relationship?

Many aspects of employment law are complex, and the answer to questions is often the wonderfully equivocal response, “It depends.” As my recent Canadian H.R. Law blog post describes, an employee’s entitlement to bonuses after termination falls right into this category of contentious issues. Pay In Lieu of Notice By default, pay in lieu of notice of dismissal is intended to include […]

When Can an Employer Deduct Amounts from Your Paycheque?

In my most recent blog post, I address the issue of when employers are entitled to deduct “debts” owed by the employees, including business losses and draws against commissions, from the employee’s paycheque. As gasoline prices soared a few years ago, the issue of when employers can make deductions from an employee’s paycheque took on added significance. Specifically, there were […]