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non compete clause | Employee Poaching

The Non Compete Clause and Employee Poaching

Almost always, employers require a signed employment agreement as a condition of employment. If yours contains a non compete clause, seek legal advice before you sign, especially if you want to keep your options open about working for the competition.

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Pizza Delivery | Independent Contractor or Employee?

Independent Contractor or Employee?

Your Classification As Independent Contractor or Employee Matters. It Could Be Making Your Employer Richer and You Poorer By Thousands Of Dollars, As Pizza Delivery Man, Juan Jose Lira Cervantes, Discovered.

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bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Muddies the Waters

Bram Lecker discusses Bankruptcy And Severance with Advocate Daily | This article was authored by and originally appeared on Advocate Daily.  It is republished here with their permission. Bankruptcy Muddies The Waters For Employees Seeking Severance Employees could be substantially out of pocket if their employer goes bankrupt, says Toronto employment lawyer Bram Lecker.Under the Employment Standards Act, there are […]

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workplace law for Cannabis Users | Woman with cannabis leaf tattoos smiling in front of a curtain with the Canadian Maple Leaf

Workplace Law for Cannabis Users

Cannabis use is legal in Canada for recreational and medical use. With no employment laws in place specifically addressing its use, employers have filled the gap with workplace policies. If you are a user, then you should understand the law enough to navigate the matter because some workplace policies are sparking heated debates.

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Bill 148 | Photo depicting miners of a bygone era with the caption "We;ve come a long way, baby", below.

Bill 148 – Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017.

Ontario’s economy is changing. Workplaces are less secure, with part-time and contract jobs on the rise. The government passed sweeping changes to our employment laws to address this trend and provide workers with more rights. Bill 148 legislation becomes effective on January 1, 2018. What changes for you as a worker in this new Ontario economy?

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