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Can Managers Refuse Overtime? | Photo by Nik MacMillan on Unsplash

Can Managers Refuse To Work Overtime Hours?

Refusing to work overtime hours can be a risky proposition if you have managerial responsibilities. However, there are limits to what your employer can expect of you, too. Here’s what the law says about overtime pay.

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Pay Equity Complaints | Photo by Elle Hughes from Pexels

Pay Equity Complaints

Ontario’s Pay Equity Act, introduced two decades ago, makes it illegal for organizations to pay women less to perform the same job as a man. Yet, The gender wage gap remains stubbornly pervasive, with women generally earning 25% – 30% less than their male counterparts. Here’s what you need to know about filing a pay equity complaint.

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Misconduct outside work

Can You Be Fired for Misconduct Outside Work?

With alcohol flowing freely at office and private Christmas parties this time of year, some of us will exhibit improper behaviour. If you have never wondered how misconduct outside work impacts your job status, then the reach of social media and public shaming should give you pause. Can your employer fire you for inappropriate behaviour outside of work?

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Fired | The Grinch menacingly looking out from behind a sigh that says yeah, happy holidsays & all

‘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.

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small claims court

Taking Your Employer To Small Claims Court

Small claims court has increased the claim limit to $35,000, affording individuals with straightforward cases to sue their employer. Legal representation is not a requirement and individuals can self-represent or even consider the services of a law student or paralegal.

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