Understanding Simplified Procedure

In a recent post, we reviewed the advantages of bringing an employment case in Small Claims Court. Small claims now are not so small, as the monetary ceiling will be raised to $35,000 as of January 1, 2020. Simplified Rules There is yet another monetary division within the Superior Court rules. There is a classification […]

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Family Caregiver Leave: What You Need to Know

Ontario law, by statute, protects workers who are required to take time off work for personal family emergencies. Many workers have such responsibilities outside of their working duties and Ontario law offers protections to them. Who is Protected? Employees are allowed an unpaid leave up to 8 weeks total in a calendar year to provide […]

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Uber Mandatory Arbitration Clause Issue Heading to SCC

In a prior post, we discussed the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal which struck down a clause in a contract between the ride-sharing company and its drivers. This “arbitration clause” required the drivers to submit any dispute to binding arbitration in the Netherlands and hence were denied the right to sue in the […]

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The Right to Unplug

The newly amended Employment Standards Act may have created a context in which an employee may legally be able to disconnect their phone from the demands of the office. There is some precedent for this. European countries such as France passed a law allowing employees to turn off their devices when not officially at work. […]

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