Employee Terminated for Just Cause After Butt Dial to Employer Revealed He was Working for Himself on Company Time

A senior IBM salesman was terminated for just cause when, as a result of two unintended butt-dials , it was revealed that he was regularly working for his own private corporation on what IBM considered to be “IBM time”. What Happened? The employee was hired by IBM Canada Inc. in August 2010 into a full […]

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Employer Fined $70,000 for Failure to Meet Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Training Requirements

Federal Force Protection Agency (FFPA), a Whitby, Ontario based employer that provides security services for Oshawa City Hall was recently fined $70,000 for failing to comply with orders to develop workplace harassment and violence prevention programs for its workers. The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Workplace Violence and Harassment The province’s Occupational Health and […]

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Toronto Employer Convicted of Failing to Comply with Orders to Pay More than $30,000 in Unpaid Wages

Quality Brand Products Corporation, a producer of cooking oils, has been convicted on 24 counts of failure to obey orders to pay wages to employees. The total amount of unpaid wages amounted to approximately $32,000 and wages owing to individual workers varied from between $100 to $4,500. Between April 2014 and February 2016, Employment Standards […]

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Workplace Reform May be Coming to Ontario

Ontario could soon face the most significant reforms to the Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act the province has seen in more than 15 years. The final report and recommendations of the Changing Workplaces Review will soon be released. The Review came as a result of a commitment made in the 2014 Throne Speech and direction in […]

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