Is Your Home Office A Fundamental Term Of Employment?

How would you feel if you had the benefit of working from home for many years, only to have your employer tell you that you are no longer able to do so and must work from the head office instead?

What will happen to my job now that the business has been sold?

Mergers and acquisitions of companies and their assets occur on a regular basis. Sometimes the entire company is acquired by way of a purchase of the shares. At other times, only the assets of the company are purchased, leaving ownership of the company intact. From an employee's point of view, this distinction can be important … Continue reading What will happen to my job now that the business has been sold?

Employment Law Basics: Dismissal and Notice

In Ontario, employment is governed by the law of contract and legislation -  primarily, the Employment Standards Act, 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 41. An employment relationship is, in essence, an agreement between an employer and an employee.  These agreements or contracts may be either written or verbal.  In Ontario, the employer may dismiss the employee for … Continue reading Employment Law Basics: Dismissal and Notice

“I’ve Just Received a Severance Package. What Should I Do?”

Your boss calls you into her office for a meeting.  As you step inside, you see the Human Resources Manager seated in one of the chairs on the other side of your boss' desk.  The other chair is empty except for an envelope with your name on it. You may have already seen the writing … Continue reading “I’ve Just Received a Severance Package. What Should I Do?”