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By Paul J. Willetts
People quit their jobs at various times and for various reasons. Often, when a worker quits his/her job they provide their employer with a written letter
By Andrew N. Vey
Beware the fixed-term employment contact. That should be every employer's mantra following the recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court in McGuinty v. 1845035 Ontario Inc.
By Andrew N. Vey
Last week, Paul Willetts, was interviewed by Global National News as part of a report looking at the Canadian Union of Postal Workers'
By Andrew N. Vey
Since the onset of the #metoo movement, Canadian society has been paying attention to (and grappling with the consequences of) sexual harassment to a previously unprecedented degree.
By Paul J. Willetts
The majority of employment disputes are resolved long before they ever reach a court room.
By Paul J. Willetts
The decision to terminate an individual's employment is not an easy one. At times, however, whether due to economic pressures, or poor performance, it may nevertheless be necessary.
By Paul J. Willetts
Restrictive covenants (such as non-competition and non-solicitation clauses) are a common feature of many employment agreements. It is relatively rare, however, that companies resort to
By Andrew N. Vey
Hiring a new worker can be exciting. Presumably, by the time you make the job offer, something about the candidate has impressed you and suggested this person is the one for the job.
By Andrew N. Vey
Last month, The Advocates' Quarterly published an article by Paul Willetts entitled "Tagg Industries v. Rieder: Is Storing Pornography on a Work-Issued Laptop Cause for Dismissal".
By Paul J. Willetts
Generally speaking, employers have the right to dismiss employees that fail to report to work sober, and perform their duties in a safe manner,
By Andrew N. Vey
Much legal ink has been spilled over the past year about the impact of cannabis legalization on the workplace (see our overview here). At the end of the day, however, the basic rules of the game
By Andrew N. Vey
The legal doctrine of frustration of contract is well known to employment lawyers but its application is not all that intuitive to the average employer or employee. In the recent case of Hoekstra v.
By Paul J. Willetts
Social media platforms moderate user-posted content to protect us from offensive, disturbing and sometimes criminal content. This process, however, is not always automatic.
By Andrew N. Vey
We are not long into 2019 and yet one thing already seems clear – the law concerning employment contract termination clauses will continue to be the focus of a great deal of litigation in Ontario.
By Paul J. Willetts
Tagg Industries v. Rieder serves as a useful reminder of the importance of proving (and communicating to employees) a termination for cause, as well as the high threshold that employers must meet in such circumstances.