Workers that have been laid off from their position under a fixed term contract of employment before the end date of the contract may be unaware of their rights and entitlements to recover damages or unpaid wages from their former employer. Layoffs related to business reasons are “incompatible with fixed term hiring” and generally cannot…

Current events have brought attention to the importance of understanding how Ontario law provides for others to make decisions on behalf of loved ones who are no longer able to do so concerning their health care, including as they face the end of life. What is a Substitute Decision Maker? Under the governing law in…

The rapid spread of COVID-19 and the rapid action taken by every level of government has created a perfect storm for Canadian businesses. Two of the biggest challenges businesses face are uncertainty and rapid change. In this moment, we are seeing an unprecedented level of both, and we understand that clients are looking for answers….

Layoffs and Work Sharing Your relationship with your Ontario Employees is governed by the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) and the Common Law. The ESA allows you to temporarily layoff employees, and to enter work sharing agreements. However, this is subject to some ESA and Common Law restrictions, which I will discuss below. If your business…

A temporary layoff occurs when an employer stops giving an employee work and (usually) pay for a limited period of time. The employer files a Record of Employment and the employee is permitted to apply for Employment Insurance. At the end of the layoff period, the employee is recalled and returns to work with their…

COVID-19 is a business and legal challenge the likes of which we haven’t seen in over fifty years. As governments grapple with how to respond to the crisis and enact bans on gatherings of 50 or more people and enforce business closures in high risk areas, business owners need to make decisions on how to…

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