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Feb 3, 2021 |

Reviewing Employment Contracts in the Aftermath of Waksdale

On January 14, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada refused an application for leave to appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal’s judgment in Waksdale v...
Aug 28, 2020 |

Changes Affecting Layoffs Due To COVID-19

In the world of COVID-19, changes to the law are plentiful and frequent. Now that the Ontario government has revoked its declaration of emergency, som...
Jun 29, 2020 |

Minimizing Exposure To Termination Pay

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many employers to downsize their workforce through dismissals without cause (i.e., as opposed to a dismissal wit...
Jun 4, 2020 |

Employees Refusing To Return To Work Due To COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, an unprecedented number of Canadian employees are not present at their physical workplaces. Some are working from ...
Apr 23, 2020 |

PART 2: COVID-19 and the Workplace: Key Considerations for Employers

*This is part two of SV Law’s COVID-19 and the Workplace: Key Considerations for Employers. It will be most helpful to read part one here f...
Apr 23, 2020 |

PART 1: COVID-19 and the Workplace: Key Considerations for Employers

*This is part one of SV Law’s COVID-19 and the Workplace: Key Considerations for Employers. It will be most helpful to read part two here&n...
Feb 21, 2020 |

Top 20 Employment Law Frequently Asked Questions

Author’s Note: This article is written to address the questions of provincially regulated employees in a non-unionized setting.  Employment...
Dec 4, 2017 |

Variation of Employment Contract Terms

Employers may try to amend employment contracts, but the unilateral alteration of an essential term in a contract can give rise to constructive dismis...
Mar 14, 2017 |

Landlord and Tenant Matters: A Case Study

“Peter” owns a rental house that has as its tenants a family. Originally, the tenant family had a 1 year lease, but they have now been in ...
Apr 9, 2015 |

When are Non-Voting Shareholders Entitled to Vote?

When are Non-Voting Shareholders Entitled to Vote?  The Ontario Business Corporations Act (“OBCA”) allows corporations to be formed w...
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