|Published on January 31, 2017||Stringer LLP Admin|
In a recent decision, the Alberta Court of Appeal strongly affirmed employers’ right to terminate employees without cause, and without giving reasons. Further, the Court ruled that there is no good faith duty on the part of employers to refrain from exercising their discretion to dismiss employees simply because dismissing them will deprive them of bonus payments which have not yet vested
|Published on January 24, 2017||Stringer LLP Admin|
How do you know when an employee has quit her job? It may seem like a simple question, but the answer recently eluded an Ontario employer, who improperly took an employee’s apparent resignation at face value.
|Published on January 11, 2017||Stringer LLP Admin|
In a recent decision, the Ontario Divisional Court overturned a trial judge’s ruling that one corporation’s obligations to employees “flowed” to an alleged successor.
|Published on December 30, 2016||Stringer LLP Admin|
The court ruled decisively that, when it comes to assessing re-training decisions and an employee's duty to mitigate, it is not appropriate to require a former employer to finance an employee's otherwise perfectly valid personal choice.
|Published on December 23, 2016||Stringer LLP Admin|
A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice confirms that employers are within their rights to require medical notes when employees are absent from work, but stands as a warning to employers that although they can ask, they may not be able to summarily terminate an employee who fails to comply.
|Published on December 21, 2016||Stringer LLP Admin|
Happy Holidays from all of us at Stringer LLP.
|Published on November 30, 2016||Stringer LLP Admin|
Employers be warned - engaging in high-handed, bullying behaviour when dismissing an employee may be a costly strategy.
|Published on November 25, 2016||Stringer LLP Admin|
A recent case brought into question whether an employee objecting to the appointment of an investigator under the Canada Labour Code due to their perceived impartiality is under an onus to justify their position.
|Published on November 21, 2016||Stringer LLP Admin|
On November 19, 2016, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (“IRCC”) announced changes to the Express Entry system designed to put greater weight on human capital, skills, and experience.
|Published on October 17, 2016||Stringer LLP Admin|
We are proud to announce that our Managing Partner, Landon Young, has been selected again by his peers to the Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 list.
|Published on September 14, 2016||Stringer LLP Admin|
A recent decision from the Supreme Court of Canada could have the effect of allowing corporations charged under the OHSA to seek remedies when a trial is unreasonably delayed in a considerably broader swath of cases.
|Published on July 22, 2016||Stringer LLP Admin|
Welcome back from your early summer vacation - Changes to the Customer Service Standard under the AODA came into effect on July 1. Employers must revisit their Customer Service Standard policies and procedures to ensure they are compliant with these changes.
|Published on June 22, 2016||Stringer LLP Admin|
When is a single, serious instance of misconduct just cause for termination, particularly for a long-service employee? In Fernandes v. Peel Educational, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal were both asked to determine if a teacher’s misconduct gave rise to just cause for termination. They came to very different conclusions.
|Published on June 10, 2016||Stringer LLP Admin|
Many businesses and organizations now consist of multiple, separate corporations, organized for tax, liability, and other legitimate commercial purposes. Although in some contexts such structures prevent any liability from flowing between the constituent elements, in wrongful dismissal cases such a structure can often come under attack, as plaintiffs attempt to draw unrelated elements of the same organization into litigation to access assets or because of confusion over the correct party to name.
|Published on May 27, 2016||Stringer LLP Admin|
The obligations on employers, constructors and other workplace stakeholders once a workplace accident occurs are heavy. The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires that these parties take positive actions immediately from the time that an accident occurs. These actions can have important implications for later legal proceedings. Failing to comply with these obligations is itself a breach of the Act and can lead to legal liability distinct from and in addition to any liability flowing from the accident.
- Mitigation – A duty to act in your own professional interest
- Medical Evidence and Employee Absences
- Happy Holidays
- Employers Need “Reasonable Basis” to Allege Just Cause
- The Tail Wags the Dog: Federal Sector Employee Vetoes Employer`s Appointment of Investigator
- Re-Balancing the Express Entry System – IRCC puts the focus on human capital, skills and experience
- Landon Young named to the Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 list
- Supreme Court Decision May Protect Defendants Charged with OHSA Offences from Unreasonable Delay
- AODA Customer Service Standard Changed July 1
- Court of Appeal Gives Mark-Fabricating Teacher an "F"
- Putting on the Brakes: The Limits of the Common Employer Doctrine
- After the Accident: Pitfalls to Avoid for Employers after Workplace Accidents
- It Takes Two to Tango: Superior Court Rules on Employees’ Duty to Facilitate in the Accommodation Process
- Ryan Conlin Speaking on OHS in the Daily Commercial News
- More Time, More Money: New, Unique Employment Standards Act Leaves Proposed by Legislature
- Fixed-Term Fiasco: Employee Profits off of Termination of Term Contract
- Human Rights Tribunal Rules on Family Status Protection for Infrequent and Unexpected Childcare Obligations
- Employer Liable for Disclosure of Employee Confidential Medical and Employment Information
- Yes, the AODA Applies to Construction Employers
- Federal Court of Appeal Rules on When Federal Employers Must Appoint a Workplace Violence Investigator
- New Protections for Children in the Entertainment Industry
- Tip Protection for Servers – New Changes to the ESA
- DNF: Waiver Fails to Protect Self-Insured Employer from Injured Employee’s Court Action
- New Limits on Criminal Records Checks
- Probationary Panacea: Divisional Court Affirms Rights of Employers to Dismiss Probationary Employees without Reasonable Notice
- Ryan Conlin Speaks to the National Post re Metron
- Judge Imposes Jail Time on Metron Construction Site Supervisor
- Jumping to Conclusions Proves Costly for Employer
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