In Memory of Ted Stringer


Time Published on March 12, 2018 User Stringer LLP

In Memory of Ted Stringer

A vibrant mentor and respected advocate, all of us at Stringer LLP are saddened at the loss of our Firm's founder. Condolences to his family and close friends. He will be missed.

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Then Now Next: Ontario Government To Introduce Pay Transparency Legislation


Time Published on March 06, 2018 User Stringer LLP

Premier Kathleen Wynne announced this morning that the Ontario government would introduce new legislation aimed at increasing pay transparency as part of a broader strategy to advance women’s economic empowerment entitled “Then Now Next: Ontario’s Strategy for Women’s Economic Empowerment”.

Tag employment law,  human rights

Shifting Sands: Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Termination Clause


Time Published on February 28, 2018 User Stringer LLP

Employers, ever-weary of the next judicial pronouncement on the enforceability of specific termination clauses in employment contracts, may mark a recent decision by Ontario’s top court down on the positive side of the ledger.

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Revoking Telecommute Agreement A Constructive Dismissal


Time Published on February 20, 2018 User Stringer LLP

The Ontario Superior Court recently found that an employee had been constructively dismissed when her employer reneged on its promise that she could work from home three days per week.

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Termination Clauses: Clearly Restrictive Language Necessary for Enforceability


Time Published on February 15, 2018 User Stringer LLP

The Alberta Court of Appeal recently upheld a trial decision that struck a termination clause down as unenforceable.

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Consideration: What’s Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander


Time Published on January 31, 2018 User Stringer LLP

In a unique set of circumstances, the Ontario Superior Court recently found that changes to an employment contract which benefited an employee were void because the employer did not receive consideration.

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The Value of Consideration: New Employer, New Contract, New Rules


Time Published on January 05, 2018 User Stringer LLP

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently restored an employment termination clause that a motion judge struck down as invalid for lack of consideration.

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Working Notice Inappropriate for Employees Who Cannot Work


Time Published on December 19, 2017

The Ontario Superior Court recently awarded an employee on leave due to disability, damages representing the salary he would have earned had he been able to work during the working notice period set by his employer.

Tag employment law,  employment litigation,  wrongful dismissal litigation

No Bonus Entitlement - “Active Employment” Requirement did not Violate ESA


Time Published on December 04, 2017

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently denied entitlement to bonus payout to an employee who quit his job. The Court found that the language of the bonus plan, requiring “active employment” as a condition to receive a payout, did not violate the Employment Standards Act. 

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Stringer LLP - Prize in Labour Law


Time Published on November 27, 2017

Congratulations to the recipient of this year's, Stringer LLP Prize in Labour Law.

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Change is Coming: Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act Passes Third Reading


Time Published on November 22, 2017

Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, passed its third and final reading today.

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Ambiguity Killed the Termination Clause


Time Published on November 20, 2017

The Ontario Superior Court recently struck down a termination clause in an employment agreement because of a seemingly minor ambiguity. 

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Short Service Employee gets Four Months’ Pay in Lieu of Reasonable Notice


Time Published on November 16, 2017

The Ontario Superior Court recently awarded four months of pay in lieu of reasonable notice to an employee with less than a year of tenure.

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Preferential Treatment for Employees with Active WSIB Claims not Discriminatory


Time Published on October 25, 2017

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario recently held that it is not discriminatory for employers to treat disabled workers with active WSIB claims more favourably in the accommodation process than disabled workers without such claims.

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Overtime Averaging: No Notice, No Harm, No Foul


Time Published on October 11, 2017

In a recent decision, the Divisional Court refused to grant damages to a terminated employee for an employer’s failure comply with legislative requirements regarding overtime averaging. 

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