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.
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.
“The Bell Effect” is how some healthcare workers have come to describe the symptoms of Bell Canada employees who have recently come out with allegations of a toxic workplace culture against their employer. What does a toxic workplace look like and what can one do about it? Find out.
Vacation Benefits – Who doesn’t love a vacation? Time off from your job to spend at leisure with friends and family! As an Ontario worker, your vacation benefits are governed by the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). Collectively, these benefits include vacation time, vacation pay and statutory holiday pay.
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.
If you work for a company in dire financial straits, then insolvency layoffs are a reality, as is a bankruptcy. You will want to read this article carefully so you understand your rights.
A termination is legally different from a layoff. Yet these terms are often used interchangeably. The legal implications, as well as your entitlements are different depending on the strategy your employer has taken. How do you confirm your layoff is not a sham being used to swindle you out of these entitlements? Find out.
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.
Unjustly Dismissed? You will likely be under a lot of stress when seeking out legal services. Hiring a lawyer can be both time and cost intensive. Here are 5 tips to assist you in this process.
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.