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Your Guide to Overtime Pay in Ontario

Your Guide to Overtime Pay in Ontario

Minus some exceptions to the rule, Ontario workers are entitled to overtime pay at 1.5 times their normal rate of pay (a.k.a 'time and a half') for every hour worked over 44 hours in a week. This applies to hourly and salaried employees and those who earn commissions....

What is an Arbitration Clause in Ontario?

What is an Arbitration Clause in Ontario?

An arbitration clause in an Ontario employment contract stipulates that you agree to use a binding arbitration hearing to settle disputes arising from the employment contract instead of the court system. People are understandably excited to receive an offer of...

Am I Still Employed While on Long-Term Disability in Canada

Am I Still Employed While on Long-Term Disability in Canada

Yes, you are still employed while on long-term disability (LTD) in Canada. You continue to enjoy the same employment rights while on long-term disability as when you are in the workplace. And while employers can generally terminate an employee at any time, it is...

Who is Entitled to Severance Pay in Ontario & How Much?

Who is Entitled to Severance Pay in Ontario & How Much?

Most people have heard the term “severance pay” or “severance package,” however, not many know the legal definition, when they are entitled to severance pay, what/how much they are entitled to for severance pay and what to do if an employer does not provide them the...

Pay Cut Laws: Can My Employer Reduce My Wages in Ontario?

Pay Cut Laws: Can My Employer Reduce My Wages in Ontario?

The answer is yes; an employer can reduce your wages in Ontario, as they can in other Canadian provinces. Employers are allowed to make minor changes to your employment, including small reductions in your pay (with exceptions). They can also make significant changes...

The Right to Disconnect in Canada: Everything You Need to Know

The Right to Disconnect in Canada: Everything You Need to Know

On December 2, 2021, the Ontario government amended the Employment Standards Act, 2000, (ESA), when it passed Bill 27, known as the Working for Workers Act, 2021. The amendment made headlines primarily because it was purportedly giving Ontario workers the “right to...

After an LTD Claim Gets Denied: What to Expect & What to Do

After an LTD Claim Gets Denied: What to Expect & What to Do

Having your claim for long-term disability benefits denied or your benefits terminated, adds to an already stressful situation. It’s important to know, however, that you still have an opportunity to get the benefits you need, but there’s a time limit on your options...

Why Long-Term Disability Claims Get Denied by Insurance Companies

Why Long-Term Disability Claims Get Denied by Insurance Companies

Injuries and illnesses happen to everyone. But what if someone is severely injured in an accident that requires months of full-time medical care or develops a condition so overwhelming that they can no longer perform routine tasks? Many employer and self-provided...

Heart Disease on the COVID-19 Vaccine Priority List

Heart Disease on the COVID-19 Vaccine Priority List

Heart Disease on the Covid-19 Vaccine Priority List by Linda Noorafkan, Employment and Disability Lawyer COVID-19 isn’t the world’s leading cause of death. It’s heart disease.[1] Heart disease is such a risky condition that, in November 2020, the National Advisory...

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