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May 13, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

Mistake Is No Defence: An Employer’s Failure To Abide By Termination Language Repudiated The Contract, Even After They Tried To Comply

A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice provides a stern lesson for employers who terminate someone’s employment without...

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May 5, 2021

By Kelsey Orth

ANALYZING THE 3 Rs (and an A) OF THE ENDING OF EMPLOYMENT: RESIGNATION, REPUDIATION, ‘RONGFUL DISMISSAL…AND ABANDONMENT

While not all employment relationships end as badly as the title of this article, they all, eventually, end.  Where the employer makes the cho...

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Apr 30, 2021

NEW COVID-19 LEGISLATION: A BREAKDOWN OF ONTARIO’S NEW PAID INFECTIOUS DISEASE EMERGENCY LEAVE

As a follow-up to our recent blog that we released earlier this week, Ontario’s new legislation, Bill 284, COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act...

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Apr 29, 2021

By Charles Binns

Deemed Infectious Disease Emergency Leave Not a Bar to Common Law Constructive Dismissal Claims in Ontario

In what may be the first of many COVID-19 related constructive dismissal claims in Ontario, the Superior Court of Justice determined that employees...

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Apr 28, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

BREAKING COVID-19 NEWS: ONTARIO TO INTRODUCE PAID COVID-19 LEAVE

Paid Leave The Ontario government has announced that they will introduce legislation that would, if passed, require employers to provide employees ...

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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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Apr 21, 2021

Stricter Orders from Peel Public Health Include Mandatory Workplace Shutdowns

On April 20, 2021 Peel Public Health announced a new Order pursuant to section 22(5.0.1) of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, RSO 1990, c H....

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Apr 19, 2021

By Mike MacLellan

COVID-19: Non-Essential Construction is Shut Down…Again (But What Does That Really Mean?)

In reaction to a spiking third wave of COVID-19 cases across the province, the Ontario government has implemented new emergency orders, this time i...

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Apr 16, 2021

By Cristina Tomaino

BREAKING: Ontario Announces New Restrictions as COVID-19 Cases Continue to Surge

Ontario is well into the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and our collective hopes for a relatively normal summer are growing dimmer by the day....

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Apr 14, 2021

By Arjun Dhir

Ontario Superior Court Awards 26 Months' Notice to Employee with "Exceptional Circumstances"

The plot surrounding the attempted elimination of the longstanding unofficial 24-month cap on reasonable notice continues to thicken. In recent yea...

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Apr 7, 2021

By Cristina Tomaino

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal “Unmasks” Unsubstantiated Discrimination Allegations and Delivers Common-Sense Decision on Masking Policies

A very recent screening decision out of British Columbia provides some welcome reassurance to businesses attempting to enforce masking requirements...

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Apr 7, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

BREAKING COVID-19 NEWS: ONTARIO IMPLEMENTING ANOTHER STAY-AT-HOME-ORDER

The Ontario government is immediately declaring a third provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Ac...

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Apr 1, 2021

By Cristina Tomaino

COVID-19 Shutdown: Ontario Implements a Province-wide Emergency Brake on Community Transmission

As we are all unfortunately well-aware, COVID-19 infection rates continue to rise and intensive care units across the province are, once again, tee...

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Mar 31, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

UBER’S FLEXIBLE WORK+ PROGRAM: INNOVATIVE IDEA OR DECEPTIVE DESIGN?

The saga between new-aged delivery drivers and their app-based governing bodies continues, now in the form of Uber’s new Flexible Work+ progr...

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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 18, 2021

By Kelsey Orth

DESPERATELY SEEKING PROXY: COURT OF APPEAL DECISION MAKES PAY EQUITY MAINTENANCE AND CATCH-UP A LOOMING ISSUE

Ontario's Pay Equity Act aims to remedy systemic gender discrimination in terms of pay in predominantly female occupations. This is normally done b...

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Mar 11, 2021

By Mike MacLellan

What were you Expecting? Ontario Court Rules that Pregnancy of Terminated Employee Extended the Reasonable Notice Period

By now you’ve read enough of our blogs to commit the common law reasonable notice of termination “Bardal” factors to memory: char...

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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 24, 2021

By Cristina Tomaino

Ontario Court Sets Sky High Bar for Job Abandonment

Although uncommon, from time to time employers may find themselves dealing with job abandonment. As the very recent decision of Hettrick v Triple F...

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Feb 17, 2021

By Brandon Loehle

DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION: EMPLOYEE TERMINATED AFTER COMPLAINING ABOUT INAPPROPRIATE COMMENTS ON HER APPEARANCE

In The Sales Associate v. Aurora Biomed Inc. and others, 2021 BCHRT 5 the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal ruled in favour of a Complainant w...

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