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Year: 2021

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.  […]