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February 26, 2024

Ontario Court rules that termination “at any time” at employer’s “sole discretion” contravenes employment legislation.

By Grace Missen and Hendrik Nieuwland

Employers should be reviewing their employment contracts to determine if they contain language that now contravenes the ESA, after the recent Ontar...

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July 7, 2023

Open Season on Employers: New Prohibitions Against No-poach and Wage-fixing Agreements Come into Effect Soon

By Nicole Jakobek and John Eglinski-Brown

Despite the need to stay competitive, control costs and retain talented employees at the head of their field, employers or representatives on their...

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May 31, 2023

The Right to Remain Silent: Layoffs, Constructive Dismissal and Condonation

By John Eglinski-Brown

Temporary layoffs, and the associated legal rights of employees and employers, have been a topic rife with uncertainty in the era of COVID-19. The ...

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November 15, 2022

The Globe and Mail Canada’s Best Law Firms 2023

We are honoured to announce that Shields O’Donnell MacKillop has been recognized by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine as...

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September 15, 2022

National Day of Mourning for the Queen: Who Has the Day Off?

By Todd Weisberg and John Eglinski-Brown

There has been considerable confusion amongst employees and employers across Canada about whether or not Prime Minister Trudeau declaring September...

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May 16, 2022

Ontario Court of Appeal Dodges Determining Whether IDEL Layoff is Constructive Dismissal

By Todd Weisberg

Ontario employers have been waiting for certainty on whether the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”) displaces laid off employe...

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