Ontario Court Sets High Side Severance Award

Reasonable Notice The assessment of what is a fair period of notice to which an employee is entitled on termination remains a form of black magic, as opposed to a science. The general view of the high side award, given long term employment, a senior position and an older employee had been considered in the […]

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Court of Appeal Finds in Favour of Uber Drivers

We reviewed in a prior post how an arbitration clause can be potentially used by a company to require employment disputes be submitted to an arbitrator for determination as opposed to a civil court. One benefit to an employer is that such a clause may prevent class action proceedings. We then noted the case of […]

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Changes Coming to Canada Labour Code

The Federal Government has introduced proposed amendments to the Canada Labour Code[1] which will be significant revisions to the present law. This law applies to all persons working in federally regulated businesses, such as public television broadcasting, radio, inter-provincial transit companies, railroads and all aspects of federal government. Hours of Work Employees will be entitled […]

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