Termination done right

Terminating an employee is one of the most difficult decisions employers face. Once the decision to terminate has been made, employers must consider the potential...

Compensation benefits

Risks of dismissing a worker By Daniel Mayer Dismissing a worker who is receiving loss of earnings (“LOE”) benefits from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board...

Workplace investigations

More common, and must be done right Investigations into claims of employee misconduct were once reserved for the most serious and complicated allegations of wrongdoing involving a...

Good faith: It’s the law

Business transactions often involve contracts, where one party undertakes something in exchange for something from the other party. By Edwin Upenieks The contract spells out...

3 Legal Updates: Business income tax, asset sales and auditing policy

ELIMINATING SOME INCOME TAX ADVANTAGES On July 18, 2017, the Federal Department of Finance announced proposed changes to the Income Tax Act (the ITA) in...

Weathering coroner’s inquests and fatality inquiries

  By Cheryl A. Edwards and Jeremy Warning Any employer experiencing a workplace fatality faces a multitude of legal issues. One aspect of managing in the...

Selling your business?

Business owners that run their own companies invest huge amounts of time, money and expertise to make their businesses successful, and should be able...

Unpaid work

Recently, Canadian media have been examining the experiences of people, often students or those at the very outset of their working careers, who work...

Discrimination law

Terminating for legitimate business reasons By Michelle MacGillivray and Evan VanDyk When deciding to terminate an individual’s employment, many employers are unaware of the potential human...

Constructive dismissal

Changing an employee’s job By Jeremy Warning   Kenneth Farwell was a long-serving employee of General Coach Canada – a name through which Citair, Inc. carried on...