Mass Terminations

The recent sad news of the closing of the General Motors plant in Oshawa raises once again the need to be aware of Ontario’s protective laws on mass terminations. Keep in mind that Ontario law by statute allows for minimum notice and severance pay. Ontario “common law” or judge-made law also provides for potential increased […]

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The Time Clock on Lawsuits

Every legal claim has a time period or “limitation period” within which the claim must be filed. If this time clock is not met, the lawsuit will be dismissed. The employer need not show prejudice or some inability to defend the claim due to the passing of time. General Guide The general rule for wrongful […]

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Contracting Out of Wrongful Dismissal Awards

It is clear that an employment contract can be used by a company to “contract-out” of the common law, or judge made law, legal rights of an employee on termination of employment. The Employment Standards Act There is a fundamental rule which the company must follow to allow it to use such an argument to […]

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