Employment and Insurance Law Blog

Sick Note Ban: Open Season on Sick Days?

by Jon Pinkus

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 4:42 pm

New legislation in Ontario would make the sick note for workplace absences go the way of the dodo, payphones, and the neighbourhood milkman. Legislation proposed to take effect in January 2018 would ban employers from requesting a doctor’s note from ill employees who use up to 10 sick days a year. In a recent news… Read more »

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Drug and Alcohol Testing In the Workplace

by Stan Fainzilberg

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at 8:00 am

July 1, 2018, a date that some wait for with anticipation and others dread. This date, according to the recently tabled legislation by the Liberals, is the date when recreational marijuana is supposed to become legal in Canada. For employers, however, this date and legislation create yet another headache, something that has been recently coming… Read more »


Employer Victorious in $800,000 Lawsuit Concerning Bad Job Reference

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 1:28 pm

Can a company be sued for defamation if it gives a bad job reference? Not if it’s honest. So says the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in a decision just released this week. In the case of Papp v. Stokes Economic Consulting Inc, a young economist named Adam Papp sued our client, Stokes Economic Consulting,… Read more »


What you Need to Know about Dating in the Workplace

by Jennifer Corbett

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 6:00 am

Does an employer have the right to interfere in the ‘bedrooms’ of its employees when intimate relationships come to rise in the workplace? Can dating in the workplace put an employee’s job in jeopardy? The answer to both these questions could be ‘yes’ if the workplace relationship is negatively interfering with the employer’s legitimate business… Read more »


Disgruntled Employees: Post-Employment Legal Obligations

by Chris Justice

Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 6:00 am

There is often an end to many relationships, including employment relationships.  In the area of employment, there may have been a mutual separation between the parties, the employee may have been terminated or constructively dismissed, or the employee may have resigned.  This can result in disgruntled employees or vendettas. Following the end of any employment… Read more »