Labor and Employment Law

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Ontario HR Posting Requirements
Posted on 28 Sep 2015 by Lisa Stam

Oh statutory posting requirements. I’ve visited this bland but important topic before, such as past posts on Mandatory Workplace Postings in Ontario when there were new requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The required OHSA... Read More

Voting Laws for Canadian Employees
Posted on 15 Oct 2015 by Lisa Stam

While Canadian readers are no doubt aware that we have a federal election coming up, for those who might not be following Canadian politics, a federal election has been called and voting will take place on Monday October 19, 2015. Fun Facts for American... Read More

Employment Contracts (Whether You Like Them or Not)
Posted on 13 Aug 2014 by Lisa Stam

At the end of August, our new law firm will be half a year old. After a decade of practicing law in other peoples’ firms, I have to say, being the owner of the business is even better than I had expected. It’s not fewer hours, has just as... Read More

How to Fire an Employee
Posted on 11 Sep 2014 by Lisa Stam

Yes, this is a crummy subject, for both sides of the issue. I have yet to meet an employer or HR person who looks forward to that awkward meeting, where they need to pull the plug. Even amicable separations are full of potential anxiety about how to treat... Read More

When Can an Employer Give Working Notice?
Posted on 5 Feb 2015 by Lisa Stam

In the wake of Target closing its Canadian doors this month, we have had some of our employer clients asking about the pros and cons of working notice. The 17,600 employees of Target have received at least 16 weeks of notice each, but many will be expected... Read More