Employment Law: The Beginner's Guide

Employment Law: The Beginner's Guide
A tasty brew of essential legal information needed in employment law; all plain language.

A Minor's Job: Employment Law For Children

A Minor's Job: Employment Law For Children
Employment law in regards to the employment contracts of minors, those not yet of the age-of-majority.

Constructive Dismissal

Employer's are not entitled to highhandedly manipulate the terms of an employee's employment contract. Doing so exposes the employer to the departure ...

Dos and Donts For Departing Managers and Senior Staff

Senior staff such as managers and the like, should keep their eyes open to what they can and cannot do less they find themselves short a million dollars or so.

Employment Insurance Law in Canada

Every year, 3-million Canadians apply for, and receive, unemployment insurance benefits. Since June 30, 1996, the new phrase is "employment insurance" as the federal government implements the new Employment Insurance Act.

Employment Standards in British Columbia

Employment Standards in British Columbia
Kids, immigrants and even Jim Carey (Fun With Dick and Jane) need to know the bottom line in regards to basic legal rights for non-unionized employees in British Columbia.

Employment Standards in Ontario

Employment Standards in Ontario
At minimum wage, overtime, haven't been given a lunch break in seven hours (!) and with a boss yelling, we try as best we can to get this article out on ... employment standards in Ontario!

Human Rights Law in Canada

Human Rights Law in Canada
Here. There. Everywhere ... are human rights statutes defending the weak and the vulnerable.

Insolence: The Art of Insulting The Boss and Getting Fired

Insolence: The Art of Insulting The Boss and Getting Fired
Like scratching eczema, being insolence may feel good for the few seconds that it lasts but almost as soon as it's over, the insolent employee may finds himself unemployed and with a black mark on his employment record.

Labour Law (Unions and Collective Bargaining) - A Primer

Labour Law (Unions and Collective Bargaining) - A Primer
This article reviews the essentials of labor law but also ponders whether "the King has no clothes".

Probationary Employment

Probationary Employment
The law as it relates to probationary periods of employment and the probationary employee.

Restrictive Covenant

"Don't employ without it", a popular phrase for restrictive covenants in employment situations. But the courts view restrictive covenants with disdain...

Severance: How Much?

Severance Pay: How Much?

Squabbling over severance pay for dismissal without cause is often the biggest sticking point between an employer who wants to shed an employee and an employee who wants fair terms. Here, we dissect a few representative cases.

Wrongful Dismissal Law in Canada

Wrongful Dismissal Law in Canada
Unjust dismissal is concerned with an employer failing to give an employee adequate severance pay, or where the employer alleges that dismissal is unjustified. It can be a high-stakes cat and mouse contest, best left to specialized lawyers, but which is generally described in this article to the benefit of the uninitiated.