Term Contracts – What is Future Proofing? And What Should You Do About It?

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Earlier this year, the Ontario Court of Appeals sent a clear statement to employers: A poorly written term contract will cost you. In Covenoho v. Pendylum Ltd., 2017 ONCA 284, the court ruled that when a termination clause will breach the Employment Standards Act (ESA) in the future, such clause is void and, therefore, unable… Read more »

Recent Updates on Ontario Employee Termination Laws

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You may think your Ontario business is protected by air-tight termination documentation and procedures, but even the most iron-clad contracts can be vulnerable under some recent rulings by the court. If you haven’t been keeping an eye on employment law news, here’s what you need to know. Paquette v. TeraGo Networks Inc. In this case,… Read more »

How Does Ontario’s “Access Talent” Initiative Impact Your Business?

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Creating a more supportive, dynamic, and inclusive Ontario is the call to action for many employers as the province released its new Access Talent initiative earlier this summer. However, many employers are wondering exactly what this new strategy is and how it will impact their business. The strategy includes a non-binding call for employers with… Read more »

Ontario Workplace and the Legalization of Cannabis

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As the most populous province in Canada, Ontario finds itself at the forefront of the cannabis industry. Over half of all current licensed medical marijuana grow operations are in Ontario and they will be expanding to accommodate recreational users as part of Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, which is scheduled to go into effect July… Read more »