Appellate Court: Term “Probation” in Employment Contract Has A Clear Legal Meaning

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently confirmed that the term “probation” in an employment contract has a clear legal meaning. It upheld the termination of an employee during a six-month probationary period, who had been dismissed with payment of his applicable entitlements under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). Common law has long recognized a…

Jeffrey Goodman Quoted in CBA/ABC National on Employee Conduct Risk

CBA/ABC National quoted Hicks Morley’s Jeffrey Goodman in an April 3, 2017 article titled, “Conduct Risk Threat Rising.” The article describes conduct risk as the leading reputational and financial threat facing an organization’s executive team. Jeffery says, “companies need to treat conduct risk like they would disaster planning and recovery, and design a plan to…

School Board Update

IN THIS ISSUE 2009 Hicks Morley School Board Conference Teaching Assignments for Principals Cyberbullying Probationary Employees EA Travel Time WSIB LOE Benefits for Retirees Pay Equity Retiring Gratuities School Board Governance Grouped Classes 2009 HICKS MORLEY SCHOOL BOARD CONFERENCE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009 On Friday, November 20, Hicks Morley will present its 2009 School…