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Posts Tagged: Employment Standards Act

Latest Chapter in Employment Law: Contractors and Unintentional Termination

In this edition of The Latest Chapter, we discuss the ongoing issue of misclassification of workers, and whether some people working as “contractors” are really employees in the eyes of the law. We also review a recent decision where an employer effectively terminated an employment relationship without intending to. Sondhi v. Deloitte: Are document reviewers employees or independent contractors? While […]


The Latest Chapter in Employment Law: Termination Clause Saga Continues

We have discussed in multiple blog posts the importance of using a contract in the hiring process, as well as the ongoing saga as courts attempt to determine “how perfect” a termination clause must be in order to displace the common law presumption of reasonable notice.  Employers seeking to avoid common law obligations often use termination clauses, but in many […]


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 […]


Vacation Time and Vacation Pay

In January 2012, I posted a discussion on my Canadian HR Law blog entitled 10 vacation time and pay myths. That remains one of the most popular blog posts I have ever written, and continues to generate questions to this day. In a typical week, I receive two or three questions referencing the post. My latest Canadian HR Law blog post revisits the […]



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