Ten Critical Employment Issues Every Employer Must Face #10: Easier to Unionize under the Labour Relations Act - The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 also proposes changes to the Labour Relations Act (“LRA”) to make it easier for unions to organize and certify workplaces.... Read More
The combatants in the adversarial system are unequal in resources and time available to pursue their rights. If an employee is terminated for justifiable cause, she is without any severance payment at all and must find the money to sue the corporation or find a law firm that believes in her... Read More
In the last 30 years, even permanent employment has become impermanent because the employment relationship has become a revolving door. As a result, a number of industries, especially information technology, have adopted a more flexible approach to employment. People are hired on contract, on... Read More
Question: Is it worth putting a non-compete provision into an employment contract? Grosman: It is not, because in most cases it is unenforceable. It is contrary to public policy to restrict a former employee from doing what he or she does best. This is particularly the case if the agreement... Read More
Brian A. Grosman, Q.C., has spent the last 30 years advising corporate employers and executive employees on their obligations and rights. His book Fire Power (Penguin) is a best seller and he has written a number of other books, including The Executive Firing Line and Pink Slip Chronicles. Brian is a former Professor of Law at McGill University, and The University of Saskatchewan, where he chaired the Law Reform Commission of that province. Brian has been selected by his peers to be included in the National Post’s “Best Lawyers In Canada” for the last six years. He and his wife Tobi live in Stirling, Ontario, with their two Labrador Retrievers.
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