Mass layoffs : The Target experience

Target has officially announced that it is pulling out of the Canadian retail market. Where does this leave the tens of thousands of Canadian employees affected by the retail giant’s decision? In Ontario, mass layoffs trigger specific rules regarding the minimum amount of notice (or pay) owed to departing employees. The usual calculation of minimum…

Employers are allowed to discriminate

Did you know that employers are legally permitted to engage in discriminatory practices? As shocking as this may seem, in some very specific circumstances employers are legally allowed to breach human rights laws. Provincially regulated employees in Ontario enjoy the protections granted by the Human Rights Code. Among other things, these include equal treatment in employment…

The boss is probably watching

Our clients often wonder how private their work computers actually are. For many, the answer is troubling. The issue of privacy rights in the workplace can be obscure. It is a developing area of employment law in Canada far from being resolved. With the advent of technologies in our day-to-day lives, it is very common…