Independent contractor, dependent contractor, or employee? Classifying a worker is extremely important when it comes to legal rights in the workplace, especially upon termination and calculating severance.
A court awarded a long term employee a severance package of two years based on his total compensation, including commission, stock options, and benefits. Read more to see why so much severance was ordered.
Employees who quit do not get any severance or employment insurance benefits. They only receive those when they are terminated from employment. This blog explores these employee entitlements, and what an employee must know.
Today is Bell’s annual initiative, #BellLetsTalk, where Bell donates 5 cents for every text message, call, and tweet to raise mental health awareness and create a stigma-free Canada. As part of #BellLetsTalk, this blog describes how a workplace should deal with mental health
The Ministry of Labour can give helpful information, but it does not paint the who picture. Employees and employers who rely on the Ministry of Labour’s information may be missing key legal information about their workplace rights and interests.
Yes if the reasons are not illegal, you are not in a union, and you are provincially regulated by the Ontario Employment Standards Act. In this blog I discuss the various job protections an employee may have.
2018 saw changes to the world (Ontario) of employment law, including Ministry of Labour changes to minimum wage and sick days; workplace investigations; severance; discrimination and harassment; and EI fraud.
Court finds that employer was justified to terminate an employee for cause because of his workplace harassment. The employer relied on its workplace investigations, harassment policies, and corrective discipline. Because of the termination for cause, no severance was owed to the employee