When to conduct a workplace investigation

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When is an employer’s duty to conduct a workplace investigation triggered? Generally, whenever there is a complaint of violence, harassment …

Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)

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What is a Performance Improvement Plan? A performance improvement plan or “PIP” is a document that employers give to employees …

Non-Competition Clause

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What is a non-competition clause? A non-competition (or non-compete) clause is a passage in an employment contract which purports to prohibit …

Wrongful Dismissal Ontario

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Wrongful Dismissal In Ontario, a wrongful dismissal is when an employee is terminated without enough “severance”*. What is severance? Employers …

Severance Pay Ontario

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 Ontario Severance Pay Ontario severance pay can mean one of three things: (1) “statutory Ontario severance pay”, (2) “common law …

Employment Contracts for Startups

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Introduction Canadian startups should have an employment contract for all new hires. An employment contract helps both parties understand the …