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Dutton Employment law is an executive employment law group within the Monkhouse law firm located on Bay Street in Toronto. We represent individual clients in all employment and HR matters in all industries, especially tech, oil and gas, mining, communications, marketing and advertising. We are located in Toronto but represent clients world-wide on issues with …

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Not always. Only when a void Termination With Cause Clause and a valid Termination Without Cause Clause are mixed together, does the void Termination With Cause Clause render the valid Termination Without Cause Clause unenforceable. Recent Case Sheds Light on Issue of Void With Cause Clause In Waksdale v. Swegon North America Inc., 2019 ONSC …

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This blog post is intended to help you understand small claims court employment disputes and to help you pick a small claims court employment lawyer or a small claims court employment paralegal in Toronto. What is the maximum amount of money you can sue your employer for in the Ontario Small Claims Court? The maximum …

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To qualify for employment insurance (“EI”) you need “X” number of “Hours” of work during a 52 week “Qualifying Period”.  Some employees who are just short of the number of Hours required to be eligible for EI ask me if the severance pay, or the pay in lieu of notice upon termination they receive counts as …

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No matter how an employee is paid (i.e. salary, hourly or purely commissioned based), every employee in Ontario is entitled to both vacation time and vacation pay. However, some employers wrongfully fail to pay vacation pay on all the different kinds of wages employees in Ontario earn like bonuses and commissions. The Difference between vacation …

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In Ontario, deducting ‘negative’ vacation time from wages without a written authorization does not comply with employment standards legislation and is therefore illegal. For example, in Ontario, employees do not accrue paid vacation time until they have completed one year of service. Nevertheless, some employers, like banks and insurance companies, will permit their employees to …

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This article has been updated on March 20, 2020, with news of proposed changes to the Employment Standards Act, but may still be out of date due to Ontario legislation changes resulting from COVID-19, which are currently in flux. Maximum sick leave in Ontario Section 50.2 of the Ontario Employment Standards Act (minimum statutory protections for Ontario …

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Free Consultations? I read somewhere that if a lawyer advertises for a free consultation, it should raise red flags. I respectfully disagree. There is zero difference between a paid consultation and a free consultation. I should know, in the first five years of my practice, I flip-flopped from either policy. Starting out, when I was …

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