A Summary of Our Recent Blogs on Developments in Ontario’s Employment Laws
Employee terminations: Information you need to provide your lawyer before terminating an employee.
Do not terminate an employee before speaking with your employment lawyer. To find out why, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions about Probationary Employees.
Employers often make faulty assumptions about probationary employees. To find out the answers to five questions about these kinds of employees, click here.
Proposed new payroll tax: The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan
The Ontario government has proposed a new mandatory pension plan for private sector employers who do not currently have pension plans. Read more about this proposed payroll tax. Click here.
New Legislation: Mandatory Health & Safety Training
By July 1, 2014 employers should have provided employees with health & safety awareness training. To find out about the content of this mandatory training, click here.
New Legislation: Three Mandatory Childcare Leaves Are Coming This Fall
On October 29, 2014 employees will be entitled to take three new leaves of absences. To read about the implications for small employers, click here.
Wrongful Dismissal Update: A new quick, low cost legal process to decide these cases
Read about this new expeditious, cost effective way to resolve wrongful dismissal cases. Click here.
Human Rights Update: Damages for discrimination based on sexual orientation
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees cannot be discriminated against or harassed at work. Find out about their rights under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Click here.
For the past 25 years, Doug MacLeod of the MacLeod Law Firm has been advising employers on all aspects of the employment relationship. If you have any questions, you can contact him at 416 317-9894 or at [email protected]
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Doug’s Top 5 Employment Law Stories of 2022
Here are my top 5 employment law stories for 2022: 1. COVID 19 - Temporary Layoffs This issue remains my number one story because this issue impacts so many court cases. Some judges have concluded that a temporary layoff set out in the Infectious Disease Emergency...
Reducing Litigation Risk
In a recent case, Pohl v. Hudson’s Bay Company, 2022 ONSC 5230 (CanLII),an employer was ordered to pay a long service employee the equivalent of about 3 years pay and contribute about $ 35 000 to his legal fees. Although this was a without cause termination case, it...
Employment Law Update: Electronic Monitoring Policy
A new amendment to the Employment Standards Act requires employers with 25 or more employees on January 1st of a given year to put in place a written policy regarding any electronic monitoring processes they use to monitor employees. The deadline for 2022 is October...