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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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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 – 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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Medical Marijuana and Workplace Intoxication

Canadian physicians are prescribing marijuana with increasing frequency for pain, disability and chronic illness. Accordingly, with easier access, could workplaces encounter more cases of marijuana intoxication? Under our current laws, your employer can fire you for being intoxicated on duty. But the matter is not clear cut with medical marijuana. In this case, your employer must treat it like any other prescription drug.

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Duty of Honesty in Employment Contracts

Employment contracts are important documents that govern an employment relationship. Similarly, termination agreements set out your compensation terms when the relationship ends. Employers generally hold a lot of power when drafting them. However, employees can legally expect a duty of honesty and fair play when negotiating the terms.

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