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Jun 20, 2019

By Susan Crawford

Recent Ontario Court of Appeal Decision Reduces Notice Period but Preserves Bonus Entitlement

The issues of common law reasonable notice for long serving senior employees and bonus entitlement through that notice period can be thorny ones fo...

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Jun 13, 2019

By Mike MacLellan

Let’s Make a Deal…Unless the Law Won’t Allow It! Ontario Court of Appeal Reiterates that Employers Cannot Contract Out of the Employment Standards Act

Here are two things I want you to know before you even start reading this blog: Subsection 5(1) of Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (&ldqu...

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May 9, 2019

By Mike MacLellan

Purported Franchisor gets Taken to the Cleaners: Supreme Court of Canada Rules that Independent Contractor was In Fact an Employee

Once in a while I speak with a new client about their employment law obligations, and they inform me that they don’t have any employees. ...

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Mar 7, 2019

By Susan Crawford

Another Termination Clause Bites the Dust in Superior Court

CCP has blogged on numerous cases in the last few years where judges have struck down termination clauses in employment agreements for failing to m...

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Jan 17, 2019

By Kelsey Orth

CLASS ACTION AGAINST UBER DRIVING ONWARD IN WAKE OF RECENT COURT OF APPEAL DECISION

You may be aware of some of the worldwide challenges faced by Uber as an employer; in fact I wrote in this space last year about a specific ruling ...

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Jan 10, 2019

By Angela Wiggins

Is Your Termination Clause Enforceable? Check Again!

Enforceable termination clauses in valid employment agreements are a key tool of employers in limiting liability to employees at the time of dismis...

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Sep 13, 2018

By Susan Crawford

“Frustration” for Employees but Good News for Employers in Recent Ontario Court Decision

In a recent lower court decision in Ontario, the issue of frustration of contract was revisited.  In the employment law context, a frustration...

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Jun 14, 2018

By Mike MacLellan

Another Employment Law Myth Busted: PEI Court Ruling Shows that Existence of Probationary Period Does Not Give Employers an Unfettered Right to Terminate

This one is right up there with “two weeks’ notice” and “three strikes you’re out”.  Some employers are ba...

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May 31, 2018

Court of Appeal Warns Employers: Exercising your rights under a termination clause in fixed term contract requires good faith

In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that although the Company had an unfettered right to terminate an independent contractor&rs...

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Apr 19, 2018

By Angela Wiggins

Privacy Matters! The Importance of Developing a Workplace Policy

Throughout Canada, privacy in the workplace is becoming increasingly important. Employers regularly face the difficult challenge of balancing their...

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Apr 12, 2018

Does the Release signed by your former employee cover claims of sexual harassment arising during employment? Likely not says Ontario Superior Court of Justice!

In light of powerful movements such as #metoo and #timesup, workplace sexual harassment is a top concern for all employers. In a recent decision, t...

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Feb 15, 2018

Court of Appeal Agreed that Voluntary Resignation Cost an Employee Almost $150,000 in Outstanding Bonus

In March 2017, Susan Crawford of CCPartners successfully obtained a decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal in Kielb v. National Money Mart Compa...

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Feb 1, 2018

By Angela Wiggins

Non-Compete Clauses – An Often Used but Rarely Effective Tool

  The Ontario Superior Court recently reminded employers that non-compete clauses in employment contracts are usually worth less than the pape...

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Jan 25, 2018

By Susan Crawford

BC Court of Appeal Clarifies Treatment of Mitigation Earnings and Extended Notice for Health Reasons

Two primary considerations in any wrongful dismissal action is the period of reasonable notice an employee is entitled to and how to treat income e...

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Jan 11, 2018

By Susan Crawford

Ask 2 Lawyers a Question and Get 3 Opinions - Court of Appeal Creates Chaos in the Jurisprudence By Upholding Termination Provision

Over the last few years, the question of whether a termination provision in an employment contract is enforceable has received unprecedented attent...

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Jan 4, 2018

2017 In Review: A Look Back At The Top Cases And Key Legislative Changes That Impacted Your Workplace

With major legislative amendments made to the Employment Standards Act, Labour Relations Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety ...

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Jul 13, 2017

By Kelsey Orth

We Like Your Styles, Alberta Court of Appeal: No Good “Bhasin” for Ignoring Employer’s Bonus Language Upon Termination

You will recall that, in May of this year, CCP’s own Susan Crawford was successful at the Ontario Court of Appeal, when that court upheld the...

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May 5, 2017

By Angela Wiggins

Court of Appeal Upholds Bonus Limitation Language in Employment Agreement

In a previous CCP blog (click here) we reviewed a trial decision argued on behalf of National Money Mart by one of our partners, Susan Crawford, wh...

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May 4, 2017

By Susan Crawford

You’ve Been Told Your Employment Agreements are Unenforceable, Now What??

Over the last two years, CCP has blogged on a number of lower and appellant level court decisions where termination clauses in employment agreement...

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