Parental Leave & E.I.

New E.I. Rules The Federal Government has announced changes to the rights of parents to Employment Insurance benefits which will now be effective in mid- March 2019. Parents whose children are born or adopted after March 17, 2019 will be eligible for the new benefits. Such parents will be then be entitled to five additional […]

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Minimum Wage Protection

Unpaid Interns Ontario law requires interns be paid the minimum wage sums as set out in the Employment Standards Act. There are, however, a few exceptions to this rule. Internship programs which are part of vocational training in which the work performed will provide a meaningful benefit to the student is excepted. This requires some […]

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Employer Ordered to Pay $60,000 in Moral Damages After Firing Woman Who was Sexually Harassed

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently upheld an award of $60,000 that a lower court granted to an employee for the manner in which she had been dismissed after she made a complaint of sexual harassment. What Happened? The employee in question, Ms. Doyle, had worked for the employer, Zochem Inc. (a manufacturer of zinc […]

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