Keeping You Informed


FEDERALLY REGULATED EMPLOYEES AND TERMINATION PART III of Canada’s Labour Code (the “Code”) governs the Standard Hours, Wages, Vacations and Holidays for federally regulated employees.  If you are employed by one of the following businesses and industries, most likely your working in a federally regulated sector:  • Banks; • Marine shipping, ferry and port services; […]


Resources for Employers

Workplace Conflict Conflict in the workplace can stem from such things as personality differences, unfettered gossip, and inequity of resources.  Workplace Conflict reduces productivity and can be costly if it ends in litigation.  Employers can manage workplace conflict by dealing promptly with conflict that employees cannot resolve amongst themselves. To manage conflict, employers should ensure

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Terms & Definitions

Table of Contents SEVERANCE PAY Severance pay compensates an employee for losses that occur when a long-term employee loses their job and is reserved for long term employees only. The intent of severance pay is to compensate an employee for loss of seniority, the value of firm-specific skills, and recognizes an employee’s duration of service.

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Employment and COVID-19: What You Should Know

The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) sets out minimum standards of employment for most employees in Ontario workplaces. It does not prohibit employers from requiring employees to stay at home due to potential public health risks, like COVID-19 (coronavirus). Generally, an employer is not required under the ESA to pay an employee wages if the employee has not worked.

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