Employer Shuts Down: Unpaid Wages in the Hundreds of Thousands

Addiction Canada, a group of addiction treatment centres in Alberta and Ontario, is closing in the wake of hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages claims as well as criminal charges brought against the owner. Employees of Addiction Canada (and its previous iteration, Vita Novus Inc.) have alleged that more than $500,000 in unpaid wages […]

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Toronto Police Facing Allegations of Age Discrimination

A 51-year old police candidate has filed a human rights complaint against the Toronto Police Service (TPS) alleging age discrimination after she was unsuccessful in the process of becoming an officer. The Background The claimant filed her complaint in summer of 2016. In it, she alleges that she was discriminated against as a candidate because […]

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Workplace Sexual Harassment and Violence Intervention Training

Last week, the Ontario Government announced that it will be investing $1.7 million over the next three years to provide workplace sexual harassment and violence training for bartenders, servers, and others in the hospitality sector. The training is to be developed by the Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA). The goal is to provide […]

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Ont Court of Appeal Clarifies Position on Bonuses After Termination

In Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal recently offered clarification on the issue of bonuses/bonus payments during a reasonable notice period following termination. The Facts At the time of his dismissal, Trevor Paquette had worked for TeraGo Networks Inc. in Alberta for approximately 14 years.  He was 49 years old, and […]

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