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The Employment Standards Act

The Employment Standards Act

Ontario's Employment Standards Act (ESA) is one of the main sources of employment laws in Ontario. For almost every worker in Ontario, it outlines their minimum rights in the workplace and covers most aspects of the employer-employee relationship. Learn about your...

Your Guide to Stress Leave in Ontario

Your Guide to Stress Leave in Ontario

Stress Leave In Ontario: Introduction In this article, we'll explain what stress leave is, who is entitled to it, how long it can be, what rights an employee has during the leave, and what financial support might be available to someone on leave. After reading this...

Vacation Pay in Ontario: What You Need to Know

Vacation Pay in Ontario: What You Need to Know

Vacation Pay in Ontario: Introduction With Thanksgiving weekend around the corner, the unofficial start of the holiday season begins. As we look ahead and start making plans, holiday shopping and sending out invitations, another important consideration is booking your...

Mental Health Leave in Ontario: Employee Rights and Obligations

Mental Health Leave in Ontario: Employee Rights and Obligations

Mental Health Leave in Ontario (Introduction) In this post, you'll learn what mental health leave in Ontario means, when you can take one, your rights and obligations when you take one, and potential sources of financial support should you need to take one. Remember,...

What is Frustration of Contract in Ontario?

What is Frustration of Contract in Ontario?

Simply put, in contract law, the frustration of a contract happens when one or more parties to the contract are unable to fulfil their contractual obligations due to unforeseeable circumstances outside of their control. As employment is based on an employment...

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....

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...

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...

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