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Briefing Notes

Invalid “For Cause” Termination Language Voids Entire Termination Provision – so says Court of Appeal for Ontario

June 23, 2020

In a decision released last week, the Court of Appeal for Ontario held an employer could not rely on a valid and enforceable “without cause” provision in an employment agreement where the agreement included a “for-cause” provision that violated Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”).

New Ontario Regulation Exempts COVID-19 Related Work Reduction and Layoff from Notice and Severance Obligations

June 1, 2020

On May 29, 2020, the Government of Ontario introduced a regulation under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) that provides welcome relief to any employer that temporarily laid off a non-union employee or reduced non-union employee wages and/or hours due to COVID-19.

Speaking Engagements

July 28, 2020 | Michael G. Sherrard, Patrick Ganley, Samia Hussein

Video Seminars

Managing in a Time of Pandemic: Employer Considerations When Business Reopens

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Students

Each year we are happy to host law students interested to learn about employment and labour law. If your law school has an employment and labour club (or equivalent), and you’d like to organize a visit, please contact our Managing Director, Rhonda Cohen, at rcohen@sherrardkuzz.com or 416.603.6243.  We look forward to meeting you!


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