Good Faith and Employment Contracts

In a prior post, we reviewed the appeal process in the context of “the Uber arbitration” clause which is now pending. There is another case coming before the Supreme Court of Canada shortly which will very likely have a considerable impact on the interpretation of employment contracts in Canada. The Case in Issue The case […]

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Employer’s Right of Suspension

The leading decision on this issue comes from the Supreme Court of Canada[1]. In this case, the Court determined that a suspension without pay would in most cases be a breach of the employment relationship unless such conduct was based on either an express or an implied term of the contract. Recent Law The Ontario […]

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Contractual Terms – What You Read May Not Define Your Case

 Interpreting the Contract Often many people believe that the clearly stated words in a contract will govern their legal rights. They may be mistaken in this presumption. Take, for example, the case of a contract which was described as an “Independent Consulting Agreement” which allowed the company the right to terminate the agreement for any […]

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