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June 25, 2015

Employees terminated without cause have a duty to mitigate their damages by taking reasonable steps to secure alternate employment. In Steinbach v. Clean Energy Compression Corp, the court found that the employee’s efforts to find new work, particularly by electing … Continue reading

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June 17, 2015

According to a recent case out of Ontario, terminating an employee in June could lead to larger damage awards: http://business.financialpost.com/legal-post/firing-an-employee-in-june-could-equal-larger-damage-awards-in-ontario In light of recent news concerning airline employees suffering from mental illness, should employees be required to disclose known disabilities? … Continue reading

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May 27, 2015

Stringer LLP writes about another example of the court striking down a termination provision in an employment agreement resulting in a lengthy common law notice period. Here, the clause did not properly account for fringe benefits during the statutory notice … Continue reading

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May 13, 2015

A Human Rights Tribunal in Quebec has sided with a man who was fired for his job after he was charged with marijuana possession and the charges were later dropped. The man was an employee of a flooring company sent … Continue reading

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May 1, 2015

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner released some materials this week dealing with Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL), including a guide for businesses doing e-marketing: https://www.priv.gc.ca/resource/op-vpel/casl_guide_e.asp The Ontario Court of Appeal upholds a decision in which the trial judge found it would not be … Continue reading

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April 22, 2015

Doug MacLeod provides an update on recent employment law decisions that were heard as summary judgment motions in Ontario: http://www.macleodlawfirm.ca/employers/2015/04/wrongful-dismissal-recent-decisions-made-by-summary-judgment-motion/ The Canadian Payroll Consulting blog with some tips on vacation time and pay best practices: http://alanrmcewen.com/2015/04/21/what-are-vacation-time-and-pay-best-practices/

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March 18, 2015

On employer rights and obligations when faced with severe weather: http://www.labourandemploymentlaw.com/2015/03/weather-permitting-employer-rights-when-faced-with-severe-weather/ HRM Canada on the problem with paid suspensions in the wake of last week’s SCC decision in Potter: http://www.hrmonline.ca/hr-news/the-problem-with-paid-suspensions-189237.aspx Avoiding employer liability when terminating short service employees: http://blog.firstreference.com/avoiding-liability-pitfalls-when-dismissing-short-service-employees/

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