Category Archives: Employment

Why Sears Canada Can Legally Deny its Employees Severance

One June 22nd, Sears Canada sought protection from its creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, laying off 17% of its 17,000 employees and closing 59 store locations. Now, those 2,900 former employees are stuck in limbo, unsure if they … Continue reading

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How the Changing Workplaces Review Could Impact Ontario Employment Law

On May 23rd, 2017, the Ontario government released the recommendations of the Changing Workplaces Review. The Review was launched two years ago to research and identify areas of change in Ontario employment law, particularly the Employment Standards Act (ESA) and … Continue reading

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Should Ontario Adopt a $15 Minimum Wage?

The Ontario Liberal government may overhaul Ontario’s employment laws, including increasing the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour. The potential change comes in response to the recommendations of the Changing Workplaces Review, which is set to release its final report … Continue reading

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Potential Changes to Ontario Employment Law

The provincial government is considering reforms to Ontario employment law that could, “fundamentally change the relationship between every employer and employee in the province.” Two years ago, the government launched the Changing Workplaces Review to investigate areas of potential change … Continue reading

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