Archive for the 'Blog' Category

Tax fairness and the need for comprehensive, broad based reform.

Posted on September 13th, 2017 · Posted in Blog

Tax reform is certainly fuelling debate for those of us political junkies in the know. I do think the Liberals’ attempts to undertake substantive tax reform are laudable. Our tax.. read more

Reading between the lines: the blurry law of constructive dismissal

Posted on March 8th, 2017 · Posted in Blog

It is rarely easy when the employment relationship comes to an abrupt end. And it isn’t always clear cut, either. There is no ambiguity of dismissal when an employee receives.. read more

Are terminated employees entitled to discretionary bonus awards?

Posted on February 17th, 2017 · Posted in Blog

Many employees in today’s workforce receive a significant portion of their income in the form of bonus payments and incentives. When the employer terminates the contract of employment without cause,.. read more

Termination clauses in employment law contracts; can they be set aside?

Posted on February 6th, 2017 · Posted in Blog

When a contract of employment is terminated by an employer “without cause”, they are required by law to provide reasonable notice, and/or pay in lieu thereof. The Employment Standards Act,.. read more

Donald Trump’s stunning election feat and the vanishing political center

Posted on November 15th, 2016 · Posted in Blog

President-elect Donald Trump ekes out a win against all odds in a stunning upset in the most divisive and confrontational campaign in recent American history! Trump deserves only scorn for.. read more

What is “reasonable notice” and when does it apply?

Posted on July 4th, 2016 · Posted in Blog, Employment Law

Given the importance of work for people to pay their bills and provide a sense of purpose in life, it is never easy when employment comes to an involuntary end… read more

Independent contractor vs employee? How to spot the difference!

Posted on June 21st, 2016 · Posted in Blog, Employment Law

In today’s more flexible economy, where temporary and contract work is increasingly common, it is sometimes difficult to spot the difference between an employee and a contractor. The ability to.. read more

Restraint of trade clauses in employment contracts: are they enforceable?

Posted on June 11th, 2016 · Posted in Blog, Employment Law

As the workforce becomes more flexible and dynamic, with many employees now changing jobs over the course of their career with greater frequency, so too are contracts of employment becoming.. read more

Tom Mulcair is the first casualty of NDP brass hubris

Posted on April 12th, 2016 · Posted in Blog

A visibly shaken Tom Mulcair could not contain his disappointment when he failed to capture the confidence of a majority of the delegates at the NDP convention in Edmonton. Whereas expectations.. read more

Moving towards a “net benefit” test for pipelines and natural resource development.

Posted on February 2nd, 2016 · Posted in Blog

Few issues are more contentious and irreconcilable for any government than the management of natural resources and development of pipelines. The juxtaposition of the economy and environment is delicate and.. read more