What Job Growth Numbers Really Mean to Ontario Job Seekers

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Statistics Canada recently released the latest job numbers and what they say about the job market is not inspiring. They show that Ontario’s job market was virtually unchanged; with little to no difference to the number of jobs available in June. But is that what actually happened? Not really. The harsh reality of the information… Read more »

The Gig Economy’s Impact on Businesses and Job Candidates

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Gone are the days when you’d land your first job out of high school or university and stay there until you retired. Today, most adults work at 5 to 7 different companies throughout the course of their professional careers, and often through multiple industries. With the rise of companies like Uber and AirBnB, the ‘gig… Read more »

4 Lessons Employers Should Know About Fixed-Term Employment Contracts

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A recent ruling by the Ontario Court of Appeal on a fixed-term employment contract highlighted some very real ramifications for one Ontario employer. The Case Employee John Howard was terminated without just cause 23 months into his 37-month fixed-term employment contract. His employer, Benson Group Inc., cited a clause in the executed contract which stated:… Read more »

Family First: Ontario Employment Law Protects Family Duties

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Recently an Ontario Human Rights Tribunal decision confirmed an employer’s responsibility to family status protection for employees. The decision included accommodation of an employee’s unexpected or sporadic absences to fulfill child care requirements and obligations. The Legal Case and Ruling The decision said employees also carried a responsibility to act ‘reasonably’ when they find themselves… Read more »