OBA: 14th Annual Current Issues in Employment Law – Webcast Replay

Topic Enforceability of Employment Contracts since Machtinger Practical advice on how to draft, enforce and challenge termination clauses in light of evolving caselaw How recent developments may impact your drafting and the advice you provide: from early termination of fixed term contracts, to severability and probationary clauses and more Agenda    

Can Americans Who Work for Ontario Companies in the United States Opt into Ontario’s Minimum Standards?

A recent decision of the Ontario Labour Relations Board considered whether the Ministry of Labour and the Board can enforce an employment contract with an Ontario “choice of law” provision and references to the Employment Standards Act, 2000, where the work under the contract was performed mostly outside Ontario…

Appellate Court Finds Settlement for Payment of Bonus Enforceable Despite Breach of Non-Compete Clause

The Court of Appeal recently upheld a motion judge’s finding that an employer was required to pay a bonus despite the fact that the dismissed employee was in breach of a non-compete clause. In Wilson v. Northwest Value Partners Inc., the parties entered into a settlement at mediation regarding Wilson’s claim for benefits (inclusive of…

Full Payout to End of Fixed Term Contract in Case of Early Termination, No Duty to Mitigate

In Howard v. Benson Group Inc. (The Benson Group Inc.), the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that in the absence of an express provision specifying a pre-determined notice period or pay in lieu (for early termination without cause), on the early termination of a fixed term contract an employee is entitled to the wages the…