3 New Leaves of Absence for Ontario Employees – effective October 29, 2014
Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 will now include three new unpaid leaves of absence as set out below. The new leaves are in addition to the existing leaves as set out in my previous blog on May 2, 2013, entitled “Employee Leaves of Absence”.
Family Caregiver Leave
Severance Pay – The $2.5M Payroll threshold includes payrolls outside Ontario, according to the Ontario Superior Court
Severance: The Basics
There are two types of statutorily mandated pay that an employer may be required to provide an employee upon termination: (a) termination pay and (2) severance pay. Both termination and severance pay are minimum employment entitlements, they cannot be contracted out of, and...
Federal Court of Appeal: Childcare triggers Duty to Accommodate Family Status in the Workplace
The law regarding the duty of employers to accommodate the family-related needs of employees has been evolving over the past few years. Courts and tribunals have grappled with where the balance lies between family and work obligations; and where the duty to accommodate begins. On May 2, 2014, the...