New Employee Rights under Employment Standards Act

New Employee Statutory Rights The government of Ontario passed significant amendments to the Employment Standards Act with the introduction of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 on November 22, 2017. Most changes will take effect on January 1, 2018 and will affect provincially regulated employers province-wide. What’s New The highlights of the […]

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Medical Issues on Termination of Employment

  There are many issues to be considered in assessing a settlement offer on termination. One such issue is the health of the person who has been fired. Ontario law requires every employer to continue health and insurance benefits for a minimum statutory time period following termination. The minimum period after three months is one […]

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Toronto Employer Convicted of Failing to Comply with Orders to Pay More than $30,000 in Unpaid Wages

Quality Brand Products Corporation, a producer of cooking oils, has been convicted on 24 counts of failure to obey orders to pay wages to employees. The total amount of unpaid wages amounted to approximately $32,000 and wages owing to individual workers varied from between $100 to $4,500. Between April 2014 and February 2016, Employment Standards […]

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Workplace Reform May be Coming to Ontario

Ontario could soon face the most significant reforms to the Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act the province has seen in more than 15 years. The final report and recommendations of the Changing Workplaces Review will soon be released. The Review came as a result of a commitment made in the 2014 Throne Speech and direction in […]

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