OLRB Finds the Employer is Not Obligated to Pay Employee’s for Commute Time in Company Car

In Tradium Mechanical Inc. v Abdellatif Jaidane, the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) recently found that a company does not have to pay the commuting costs for an employee s who are provided with a company vehicle. What Happened? The employer is an HVAC and refrigeration company with three technicians providing maintenance and servicing to […]

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Judge Finds that Terminated Temp Employee Entitled to Remainder of One Year Contract

In the recent decision in Ballim v. Bausch & Lomb Canada Inc., an Ontario judge found that a terminated temporary employee had been employed under a fixed term contract, and was therefore entitled to remuneration for the remainder of the contract. What Happened? The temporary employee in question, Ms. Ballim, was offered a one year […]

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2016 a Record Year for Unpaid Wages Complaints in Ontario

We’ve previously blogged about how employees can recover unpaid wages from employers. This issue is now back in the news as Ontario’s Ministry of Labour announced this week that it has “intensified [its] focus on additional enforcement tools, including prosecutions” of employers that owe outstanding wages. According to the Toronto Star, over the past year […]

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Employee Awarded $15,000 After Being Told to Quit if She Felt Unsafe

The Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) has ordered a charity in Ottawa to pay a former employee more than $15,000 in damages after they terminated her shortly after she identified some safety concerns. The OLRB found that the employer’s actions constituted a reprisal for the employee’s attempt to exercise her workplace rights, namely her right […]

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