Does Quitting Always Mean “I Quit”?

We wrote last week about the fine line around accidental termination. This week’s entry concerns itself with accidental resignation and whether saying you’re quitting is always tantamount to quitting. A Mistake is Made Evans v. Avalon Ford Sales was heard in July 2015 by the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador Trial Division. The employee […]

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BC Court of Appeal Overturns Verdict which Enforced Oral Contract for Severance Package

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has overturned a British Columbia Supreme Court decision that awarded a former employee damages for breach of an employment contract when his employer refused to honor a severance package the Plaintiff said was orally agreed upon. What Happened?  When the employee moved from a union to a supervisory position […]

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Office Disagreement Leads to Accidental Termination

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld an Ontario Superior Court of Justice’s decision that focused on the importance of maintaining composure with employees, particularly during moments of disagreement or conflict. Background The plaintiff was employed as a registered practical nurse in the defendant’s medical office and had been working there for 22 years. The […]

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Minimum Wage in Ontario to Increase on October 1

The government of Ontario is continuing to boost income for employees across the province by increasing the general minimum wage for the fourth year in a row. As of October 1, 2017 the minimum wage will be $11.60. It is important to note that this rate will not apply to liquor servers, students under the […]

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