‘Tis the Season to be Fired!

‘Tis the Season to be Fired!

Everyone is imbued with the holiday spirit this time of year. Everyone it seems, except our large corporate employers. In our experience during the festive season, precisely 6 weeks before the end of the year, more pink slips are handed out than any other period in the calendar year. They fly out like confetti at a Santa Clause parade. So once again we note, t’is the season to be fired.

All about Parent Employee Rights

All about Parent Employee Rights

This article is for any Ontario employee who is a parent or contemplating parenthood. Pregnant women frequently grapple with the matter of job security. An expectant father considering time off for parental leave might wonder whether his job will still be there when he returns. And working parents may have questions about taking days off to manage the demands of a growing family.

Commission Sales Agents – Employee or Contractor?

Commission Sales Agents – Employee or Contractor?

If you work as a commission sales agents, what happens when your company ends their relationship with you? Do you have any say when they unilaterally change the deal, such as reducing commission rates, shrinking your territory or turning your cherished customers into “house accounts”? Are you entitled to notice and severance pay, just like an employee? In all likelihood, your company would argue that you clearly are your own boss, that they owe you nothing! Legally, this is far from the truth.

Willful Misconduct: Fired Without Notice and Severance Pay

Willful Misconduct: Fired Without Notice and Severance Pay

Employers have very little leeway to fire you without adequate compensation. There are many legal instruments that discourage them from doing so for trivial reasons or for false and unproven accusations. Our laws inflict severe penalties on employers who pursue such allegations and then miss the mark. Ontario employees can take comfort that the law is firmly on your side in this matter.

Calculating your Notice and Severance Pay

Calculating your Notice and Severance Pay

You have just been let go by your employer. This is going to impact you financially and without doubt, you are in for a stressful period ahead. If they offered you Notice and Severance, it is time to take a very close look at the details. These payments represent a financial bridge until you are employed again. In order to make sure you do not leave money behind, you need to understand your legal entitlements.