An Update on Small Claims Court

In a recent post, we reviewed the merits of suing an employer in Small Claims Court. The good news is that the monetary cap of Small Claims Court is set to increase from the present level of $25,000 to $35,000 as of January 1, 2020. If you are considering bringing an employment action in Small […]

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Cannabis in the Workplace: An Update

In prior posts, we reviewed the issues surrounding the legalization of cannabis and its impact on the workplace. There have been changes to what is legal consumption of cannabis as of October of this year, specifically as of October 17, 2019. Three new classes of cannabis have now become street legal. They are: Products that […]

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Bringing an Employment Claim in Small Claims Court

Court System Generally Ontario’s legal system allows for cases to be started in Superior Court at different levels of complexity depending on the amount claimed by the plaintiff. Superior Court cases allow for a process known as “Simplified Rules” for claims up to $100,000. These cases have limits on the time spent for discovery and […]

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Family Caregiver Leave: What You Need to Know

Ontario law, by statute, protects workers who are required to take time off work for personal family emergencies. Many workers have such responsibilities outside of their working duties and Ontario law offers protections to them. Who is Protected? Employees are allowed an unpaid leave up to 8 weeks total in a calendar year to provide […]

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