Ontario Superior Court Indicates that Notice Awards are on the Rise

For years, the conventional belief was that 24 months was the upper limit for common law notice awards in Ontario. However, in a recent case, Dawe v Equitable Life Insurance Company, the Plaintiff, Mr. Dawe, was not only awarded with a massive 30-month notice period, but the Justice speaking for the court in this case […]

Top 10 Employment Law Cases and Developments of 2018

1.  Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (“Bill 148”) Came into Effect 2018 started off with a bang as the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (“Bill 148”) came into effect on January 1, 2018. Bill 148 resulted in the most significant amendments to Ontario’s employment legislation, the Employment Standards Act (the “ESA”), that the province had seen […]

Grey Power: A Guide to Older Workers

When the Beatles sang about turning 64 and pondering who would care for them in their old age – they were still young men, and would not reach their 60s for another four decades. Today, surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are still hard at work recording and touring into their 70s, and they […]