Promotions and Revisiting the Employment Contract

Employment agreements must be revisited and re-negotiated when an employee has been promoted to a more senior position. This issue is often overlooked by employers. Failure to Revisit Can be Costly This is exactly what happened in a recent decision out of Saskatchewan. The plaintiff had been hired as a staff architect and had signed […]

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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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Setting The Period of Reasonable Notice – Black Magic?

Absent a fixed term contract or an agreement defining the period of notice to be given in the absence of just case, the employer’s obligation is to provide advance notice of termination. The failure to do so will allow a claim for the income sum which would have been earned in this time period, less […]

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Rights of Federally Regulated Employees

Employees who are employed in industries covered by federal law have a unique remedy under the Canada Labour Code. Federal law applies to persons working in businesses such as inter-provincial transportation, television or radio broadcasting, banks, public harbours, and the federal government, to name a few examples. Approximately 11% of Ontario’s work force is governed […]

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