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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…

COVID-19 Updates to Ontario Employment Standards Act Legislation

June 5th, 2020 in Employment & Severance

Overview On May 29, 2020, the Ontario government announced critical changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”). The amendments allow an employer to unilaterally reduce an employee’s wages or hours of work without necessarily invoking the ESA’s notice and…

Workplace Safety Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic: What Employers Should Know.

May 13th, 2020 in Employment & Severance

During the global Covid-19 pandemic, employers must carefully manage their responsibilities for workplace health and safety. In Ontario, employers are required to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act to protect their workers from a hazardous workplace. A hazardous…

J’ai été congédié de façon injustifiée. Que faire maintenant ?

May 8th, 2020 in Employment & Severance

Le travail est l’un des aspects les plus fondamentaux de la vie d’une personne, un moyen de subvenir à ses besoins financiers et, ce qui est tout aussi important, de jouer un rôle utile dans la société. L’emploi est une…

I have been laid-off, can I sue my employer for wrongful dismissal?

April 30th, 2020 in Employment & Severance

In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, businesses have been forced to consider lay-offs as a way to save money as demand for goods and services decreases. Lay-offs are a complex area of the law which is further complicated by…

My employment was terminated without cause. Now what?

April 30th, 2020 in Employment & Severance

Work is one of the most fundamental aspects in a person’s life, providing the individual with a means of financial support and, as importantly, a contributory role in society. A person’s employment is an essential component of his or her…

KNOW WHAT YOU ARE AGREEING TO BEFORE YOU ARE APPOINTED A POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR PROPERTY

July 29th, 2019 in Elder Law & Estates

There are many situations where you may be asked to agree to be appointed a Power of Attorney for Property. The most common would be for an elderly parent, grandparent or other relative. This role of attorney for property should…

Vice & Hunter LLP Paralegal Jennifer Gravel Vanasse wins the William J. Simpson Distinguished Paralegal Award for 2019

April 19th, 2019 in V&H News

Vice & Hunter LLP is pleased to announce that Jennifer Gravel Vanasse has been awarded the 2019 William J. Simpson Distinguished Paralegal Award by the Law Society of Ontario. Jennifer was among the first paralegals to obtain her license from…

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