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Vice & Hunter LLP Helping Change the Game in Employment Law

April 3rd, 2021 in Employment & Severance

The ravages of the Court of Appeal decision in Waksdale v. Swegon North America Inc. are being felt.  As mentioned in our previous blogs, this decision is impacting almost every employment contract in the province.  It is sending employers scrambling to update their employment contracts to address this new reality.  Many employees who would only […]

How are the Courts Handling Legal Cases During COVID-19?

March 8th, 2021 in V&H News

The four-term English Prime Minister and renowned statesman, William Gladstone, said that justice delayed is justice denied.  While that may be true when the wheels of justice are intentionally slowed to deny a party’s rights, it is certainly not emblematic of the Courts’ recent efforts to ensure that justice continues to be efficiently served in […]

“Game-Changing” Case on Termination Clauses Denied Leave to Appeal

February 1st, 2021 in Employment & Severance

As we discussed in a previous blog, the decision in Waksdale v. Swegon North America Inc., 2020 ONCA 391 has an impact on the enforceability of most employment contracts in Ontario. When the decision was rendered, it left many employers scrambling to properly update their employment contracts, while providing a far greater number of dismissed […]

What Should I Know About CERB and CRB?

January 11th, 2021 in Employee Rights

As we trudge through the ninth month of the COVID-19 global pandemic, you are no doubt weary of the overused clichés and underwhelming messages that we are “all in this together”.  While the war to combat and ultimately conquer COVID-19 is a collective one, daily survival on all fronts is very much an individual battle.  […]

My Employer Wants to Force Me Back to Work – What Are My Legal Rights?

November 17th, 2020 in Employee Rights

COVID-19: Refusing to Attend the Workplace Due to COVID-19 Concerns The American spiritual teacher, author, and philosopher Vernon Howard wrote that our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from.  In Ontario, an employee is free to walk away from and refuse to return to work if an employer […]

COVID-19: Employee Law Termination Rights

October 20th, 2020 in Employment & Severance

Bruce Dickinson, the esteemed singer-songwriter, said that nothing lasts forever but the certainty of change.  While the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic remains unknown, we can be certain that it will not last forever and, until it is resolved, we will continue to live through a period of unprecedented change.  For some, such change takes […]

After Being “Temporarily Laid Off”, My Date of Recall has Came and Went. What are my Options?

October 2nd, 2020 in Employment & Severance

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it many new challenges to our world, and in particular, our economy. With already limited business operations in order to abide by government restrictions and a second-wave of infections now upon us, it is likely that more Canadians will not be called back to their jobs or will now […]

Are you getting a fair severance?

August 30th, 2020 in Employment & Severance

Losing your job due to layoffs, company insolvency or other reasons may create a period of financial instability in your life. You may have the skills, experience and network to land another job fairly quickly, but in these uncertain economic times, there are no guarantees. Fortunately, the government of Ontario requires certain employers to provide […]

Vice & Hunter LLP Welcomes Victoria Lamontagne

August 12th, 2020 in V&H News

VICE & HUNTER LLP is pleased to welcome Victoria Lamontagne to the firm. In 2018, Victoria joined Vice & Hunter LLP as a summer student and proceeded to complete her articles in 2019/2020. As a student, Victoria gained valuable experience in a wide range of areas, including: employment law, wills and estate, real estate transactions, […]

New Ruling on Termination Clauses a “Game-Changer”

June 22nd, 2020 in Employment & Severance

Enforceability of Termination Clauses When starting a new job, an individual is usually required to sign an employment agreement, which is a document that sets out the obligations of both the employee and the employer. Often times, an employment agreement…

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