A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision offers helpful guidance on incentive compensation during a reasonable notice period. In Matthews v Ocean Nutrition Canada, the employee alleged constructive dismissal based on years of mistreatment. Included in the employee’s claim was recovery under the employer’s incentive plan for a payout that he otherwise would have received […]
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Mika Imai answered this question for the Globe and Mail for its Nine to Five column on October 5th. — In Ontario, an employer must take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of a worker. Based on current public health advice, this will typically mean mandatory mask use. Employees also have the […]
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In an ongoing series by the Toronto Star, Associate Mika Imai offers her opinion on the potential employment-related ramifications of activism on social media. Read the full Toronto Star article here.
Associate Mika Imai was recently quoted in a Toronto Star article highlighting anti-Black racism in the workplace. Mika notes that employees facing discrimination frequently resign, even when it is the employer who is offside. Read the full Toronto Star article here.
Associate Mika Imai was recently quoted in the Toronto Star. Mika offers her opinion on the potential employment-related consequences of getting arrested during a protest. Read the full Toronto Star article here.
Caveat: The information below is not legal advice. The Regulation is ambiguous in parts and exemptions apply. — As we reported earlier, on May 29, 2020, the Ontario government amended the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) through Ontario Regulation 228/20. The stated purpose is to prevent businesses from “unsustainable termination costs” and facilitate the […]
On May 29, 2020, the Ontario government introduced Regulation O. Reg. 228/20: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave. The new regulation re-characterizes certain layoffs related to COVID-19 as an emergency leave under the Employment Standards Act. We are still reviewing the newly introduced legislation and will have further details on the impact for employees and employers. Wondering […]