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Apr 22, 2021

By Mike MacLellan

Déjà Vu All Over Again: Ontario Court Strikes Down Termination Language and Awards Generous Notice Period

This has been a common theme in recent months for the Employer’s Edge, but once again, an employer’s contractual termination language h...

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Mar 25, 2021

By Charles Binns

SPRING CLEANING: NOW IS THE TIME TO TIDY UP YOUR CONTRACTS AND POLICIES

The warm weather is here and spring cleaning has begun. While most people think of dusting shelves, removing clutter and vacuuming the rug, we here...

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Mar 4, 2021

By Arjun Dhir

Ontario Superior Court Offers Further Guidance on the Impact of COVID-19 on Reasonable Notice Entitlements

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision, acts as a successor to the earlier Yee v Hudson’s Bay Company, 2021 ONSC 387 decision that we wrote...

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Feb 11, 2021

By Kelsey Orth

Missed Opportunity For Clarity Around Termination Language: Supreme Court Declines To Hear Waksdale Appeal

Back in June of last year we wrote about an Ontario Court of Appeal decision that was, in a word, “troubling”, for employers: Waksdale ...

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Jan 27, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

SHOULD TERMINATED EMPLOYEES RECEIVE LONGER REASONABLE NOTICE PERIODS DURING COVID-19?

In Yee v Hudson’s Bay Company, 2021 ONSC 387, an Ontario Court issued a ruling in what may seem like a very standard case of reasonable notic...

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Oct 13, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies Damages Award for Loss of Incentive Plan Payout: Matthews v Ocean Nutrition Ltd

The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) released an important decision in Matthews v. Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited, reiterating that empl...

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Oct 7, 2020

By Brandon Loehle

The Wheel of Perpetual Uncertainty Continues to Spin in the World of Common Law Reasonable Notice

Termination clauses and common law reasonable notice are two aspects of Employment Law that employers continually encounter challenges with masteri...

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Aug 14, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

Enforceable but “Harsh” Termination Provision Defeated by Lack of Notice

The Employers' Edge blog has written extensively about the challenges of drafting an enforceable termination provision. This week brings us a parti...

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Aug 5, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

Concerning New Decision for Ontario Construction Employers

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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Jul 23, 2020

By Kelsey Orth

Don’t Go Broke with the Wrong Fix: Navigating the World of Fixed-Term Employment Agreements

The employment agreement forms the backbone of any employment relationship; from casual to full-time, seasonal to shift-work, setting out the terms...

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Jun 22, 2020

By Charles Binns

Feeling Claustrophobic? Court of Appeal Adds to Employer Anxiety Around Termination Clauses

If you are reading this blog, you are probably well aware of the perils of failing to include an appropriate “without cause” terminatio...

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Jun 4, 2020

By Cristina Tomaino

Back to Basics: The Importance of Employment Contracts

As employers begin to turn their minds to reopening, it is an ideal time to revisit some basics of employment law best practices. A natural place t...

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Dec 19, 2019

By Kelsey Orth

Cormier, Part Deux: Court Of Appeal Upholds Summary Judgment Decision

As you may recall from our blog earlier this year, the case of Cormier v. St. Joseph Communications involved a wrongful dismissal case that challen...

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Dec 5, 2019

Court Enforces Without Cause Termination Provision Where Employment Agreement Also Contained An Invalid Termination For Cause Provision

CCPartners has blogged on a number of court decisions that address the enforceability of termination clauses, particularly those that seek to limit...

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Nov 14, 2019

By Mike MacLellan

“Freeze”. It describes not just this week’s weather, but also what’s happening to public sector salaries under Bill 124.

In June 2019 the Employers’ Edge Blog examined Ontario Bill 124, the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019 ...

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Oct 10, 2019

By Susan Crawford

Ontario Court “Buries” Funeral Home’s 10 Year Fixed Term Contract – A Cautionary Tale for Employers

A recent Ontario Superior court decision serves as a stark reminder to employers that using fixed term contracts can lead to costly damages awards-...

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Oct 3, 2019

By Mike MacLellan

Take a Break: Court of Appeal Rules that Employee’s Rescinded Resignation Still Interrupted Length of Employment

The Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned a trial decision and found that when an employee resigned from employment, only to rescind the resignati...

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Sep 12, 2019

By Susan Crawford

Yet Another Termination Clause “Bites the Dust” says the Ontario Court of Appeal – Where Do Employers Go From Here?

CCPartners has blogged on a number of court decisions over the last five years that have dealt with the enforceability of termination clauses, part...

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Aug 29, 2019

DUCK, EMPLOYEE OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR: HOWEVER IT IS DESCRIBED, IT IS THE NATURE OF THE RELATIONSHIP AND NOT THE TITLE THAT MATTERS

The Ontario Superior Court’s decision in Marschall v Marel Contractors, 2019 ONSC 4692 serves as an important reminder for employers that sim...

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