Many of us, unfortunately, encounter a bad boss at some point in our careers. But a narcissistic boss creates its own special kind of headache. At worst, they can chip away at your self-esteem by constantly needling you over your perceived faults and outright insulting you on a constant basis. They are always perfect; you […]
A growing number of businesses in Ontario have begun implementing COVID-19 vaccine mandates for their employees. Some employers are taking an all-or-nothing approach by firing employees who refuse to comply with a mandatory vaccination policy. Other businesses are offering an alternative whereby an employee who refuses to be vaccinated must submit to mandatory testing every […]
Refusing to work extra hours is risky business for managers. Like all regular employees, managers’ relationships with their employers are governed by Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (ESA). However, regulations under the Act also exempt those “whose work is supervisory or managerial in character” from the overtime provisions, which would otherwise entitle anyone to 1.5 times […]
Anyone facing a layoff due to COVID-19 should understand how to apply for federal government assistance through the Employment Insurance program, and know your rights if the pandemic persists and the economy slides into a recession.
If you work for a company in dire financial straits, then insolvency layoffs are a reality, as is a bankruptcy. This articles help employees understand their rights in these circumstances.
Recognizing the Signs of an Unlawful Layoff | Layoffs must meet very specific conditions outlined in the Employment Standards Act. Some employers cycle their employees through random sham layoffs, making work schedules and income so unpredictable that employees end up quitting in frustration. This is a common cost saving tactic during economic downturns to avoid termination pay.