Wise Law Blog: Applying the Bardal Factors

BY GARRY J. WISE AND RACHEL SPENCE The innovative, former president of CanLii, Colin Lachance, recently acquired the iconic Maritime Law Book, and it appears that he is well on his way to continuing to revolutionize Canada’s legal information, publication and research industries. He recently launched “Bardal Factors,” a beta version of a possible, future ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday February 14, 2017. Today we are talking about Employment Law. For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, and Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net. In addition to the minimum notice and severance required by the Employment Standards Act, Ontario employees ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday February 7, 2017. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Feb 7, 2017 at 6:45am PST Do employees have different severance entitlements under the Employment Standards Act and in wrongful dismissal cases that are decided in ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday January 31, 2017. Today we are talking about Employment Law. For more information on employment law, family law, and wills, estates and estates litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jan 31, 2017 at 6:26am PST In ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday January 24, 2017. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jan 24, 2017 at 6:44am PST Under Ontario’s Human Rights Code, where discrimination or harassment has been proven the Tribunal can award significant remedies to employees. ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday January 17, 2017. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jan 17, 2017 at 7:03am PST Ontario employees are prohibited from discrimination and harassment against any employee. Employers may not discriminate on the basis of race, ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday January 10, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jan 10, 2017 at 6:59am PST It is very difficult for employers to prove “just cause” for termination, unless there is evidence of gross or wilful ...

Wise Law Blog: When is a Layoff Really a Termination in Disguise?

BY SIMRAN BAKSHI, ASSOCIATE LAWYER  There are big differences between the ways the law treats employee layoffs and permanent terminations. Although the terms are often used interchangeably when describing employment that has ended, they are not the same thing at all.A layoff, by definition, is temporary in nature, premised on the mutual understanding that the employee ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday December 20, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Dec 20, 2016 at 6:31am PST The amount payable to wrongfully dismissed employee depends on length of employment, age salary and several other factors. It can ...

Wise Law Blog: Are Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Clauses Actually Enforceable?

BY SIMRAN BAKSHI, ASSOCIATE LAWYER  Employment agreements will often include language that is intended to restrict the actions of employees following the end of their employment. These types of clauses, typically relating to confidentiality, non-solicitation and non-competition, are aptly referred to in the employment law world as restrictive covenants. Most commonly, many employers will seek ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday December 13, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Dec 13, 2016 at 6:35am PST Can an employer lawfully terminate an exceptional employee who has had consistently good performance reviews? Under Ontario law, an employer ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday December 6, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Dec 6, 2016 at 6:40am PST An employee who has been temporarily “laid off” may be entitled to treat the layoff as a permanent termination and ...

Wise Law Blog: Enforceability of Employment Agreements: Termination Clauses in Ontario

BY SIMRAN BAKSHI, ASSOCIATE LAWYER In the excitement of finding a new job, it can be tempting to overlook the importance of the termination provisions that might be included in the employment contract you have been asked to sign. Employment agreements in non-union environments typically govern the terms of the working relationship itself, but they may ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday November 29, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Nov 29, 2016 at 6:05am PST If your employment agreement prohibits you from competing with your employer or soliciting its customers after you leave, those restrictions ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday November 22, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Nov 22, 2016 at 7:01am PST “My ex-employer just gave me a severance proposal, but I was only given 3 days to respond. Is that legal?” ...

Wise Law Blog: Top 7 Tips for Getting Fired Like a Pro

BY SIMRAN BAKSHI, ASSOCIATE LAWYER It is never a pleasant experience to learn that your employment is being terminated, no matter what the circumstances may be. Nonetheless, there is a right way of handling your dismissal. If you are careful in the way you handle your exit, it is possible to protect your legal interests ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday November 15, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Nov 15, 2016 at 6:32am PST Under Ontario law, reinstatement of non-unionized employment can only be required if the termination was discriminatory or in reprisal to ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday November 8, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Nov 8, 2016 at 6:41am PST In addition to the minimum notice and severance required by the Employment Standards Act, Ontario employees are entitled to reasonable ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday October 25, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Oct 25, 2016 at 6:43am PDT Did you know that your Employer has a duty to accommodate your disability up until a point of undue hardship?An ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday October 18, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Oct 18, 2016 at 6:59am PDT Do employees have different severance entitlements under the Employment Standards Actand in wrongful dismissal cases that are decided in Court? ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday October 12, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Oct 12, 2016 at 6:48am PDT If your employment agreement prohibits you from competing with your employer or soliciting its customers after you leave, those restrictions ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday October 4, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Oct 4, 2016 at 7:15am PDT In 2015, an Ontario Court awarded 27 months’ of pay in lieu of reasonable notice to a 65-year-old civil engineer ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday September 27, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Sep 27, 2016 at 6:30am PDT Can an employer lawfully terminate an exceptional employee who has had consistently good performance reviews? Under Ontario law, an employer ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday September 20 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Sep 20, 2016 at 6:23am PDT An employee who has been temporarily “laid off” may be entitled to treat the layoff as a permanent termination and ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday September 13, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Sep 13, 2016 at 7:12am PDT Did you know “use it or lose it” vacation policies are illegal?Upon termination of employment, any outstanding vacation is owed ...