Court Weighs in on Federally-Regulated Employee’s Termination Clause

Unlike most employment disputes in Ontario, disputes related to a federally-regulated employee are commonly adjudicated by a tribunal pursuant to the Canada Labour Code. As a result, it is uncommon that a provincial court has the opportunity to consider issues relating to this specific area of employment law. However, the Ontario Superior Court recently had […]

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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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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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Uber Class Action Wins Right to Proceed: SCC

There has been a flurry of news about a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision released this week involving Uber and a proposed class action commenced by one of its Uber Eats drivers. Yes, the driver was successful in the case but before all Uber drivers in the province pop the champagne, let’s take a […]

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