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August 20-22, 2019

Workplace Investigations Training & Certificate Program

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September 10-12, 2019

Workplace Investigations Training & Certificate Program

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September 19, 2019

Performance Management and Employee Discipline

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October 2 & 3, 2019

The Nuts and Bolts of Managing Others for People Leaders

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  • Termination Clauses Under Attack Again: Just Cause and Wilful Misconduct

    Christine, August 9, 2019

    Thanks to a recent case, employee counsel now have a new arrow in their quiver to attack a written termination clause in an employment agreement. That arrow is labelled “wilful misconduct”. It is trite law that in the rare circumstance when an employer terminates for “just cause”, the employee is entitled to no notice or […]

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  • Investigate even when the respondent refuses to participate

    Natasha, July 29, 2019

    Ideally, your investigation process goes something like this: you learn of an incident or complaint and meet with the complainant. You meet with the respondent to hear his/her version of events. You interview witnesses and, if necessary, speak to the complainant and respondent again to ask any follow up questions. You write your report and […]

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  • National Payroll or Provincial Payroll when Determining Severance Pay Eligibility?

    Maryanne, July 22, 2019

    In Ontario, the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) provides employer guidance as to the statutory entitlements an employee is entitled to at termination. The two payments of importance are: termination pay: the employer must provide the employee with the appropriate notice or pay in lieu of notice, based on the employee’s years of service with […]

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Mississauga, ON L5G 3H5
T 905.486.1991 | F 905.486.1992
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MISSISSAUGA

1443 Hurontario Street, Suite 201
Mississauga, ON L5G 3H5
T 905.486.1991 | F 905.486.1992
contact@hrlawyers.ca

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St. Catharines, ON L2R 3J5
T 844.674.0290 | F 905.486.1992
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