Mass Terminations and Notice of Termination

The Basic Rule Ontario employment law starts from a basic proposition, one which is implied into every employment relationship, absent a written agreement to the contrary. That implied term forms the foundation of every wrongful dismissal case and requires the employer, in the absence of just cause, to provide advance notice of termination. It is […]

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Employer Fined $70,000 for Failure to Meet Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Training Requirements

Federal Force Protection Agency (FFPA), a Whitby, Ontario based employer that provides security services for Oshawa City Hall was recently fined $70,000 for failing to comply with orders to develop workplace harassment and violence prevention programs for its workers. The Occupational Health and Safety Act and Workplace Violence and Harassment The province’s Occupational Health and […]

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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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Ministry of Labour Releases Results of Most Recent Blitz Against Serial ESA Violators

The Ministry of Labour has published the results of its most recent “blitz” against employers who have repeatedly violated the Employment Standards Act (ESA). What is a Ministry of Labour Blitz? Ministry of Labour Employment Standards Officers (ESO’s) regularly visit employers across the province to ensure compliance with fundamental ESA standards, such as record keeping, […]

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