One Bad Apple Spoils the Bunch: Employment Contracts

Employment contracts by nature address a number of different factors relating to employment, from sick days to vacation and overtime pay to performance management, compensation and an employee’s rights upon termination. When one clause is found to be invalid, courts have often held that the offending term can be lifted out, leaving the rest of […]

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The End of CERB & Other COVID Updates

Below, we provide an overview of important employment-related updates across Canada and in Ontario. CERB Ending in September The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program is set to terminate as of the end of September. The Prime Minister has announced that persons in receipt of CERB will, however, be migrated to a new EI system […]

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Court: Contract Term Withholding Stock Vesting Rights Unfair

Many companies offer to their employees stock option benefits which are often a valuable form of compensation. These option plans are often complicated, however. The traditional plan offers the employee the right to buy the shares of the company at a pre-determined price, typically the closing price of the stock on the day prior to […]

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