Is the Unofficial Reasonable Notice Cap Officially Gone?

February 22, 2017
Blog Post

If I am terminated without cause, what reasonable notice am I entitled to? Is there a maximum amount? Employees who have been terminated without cause often file a claim against their former employer. If the employee is successful in proving their claim, the court will then determine the length of notice that the employer should have provided to the employee.

[Media Release] BlackBerry Class Action

February 16, 2017
Blog Post

Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP has commenced a class action against BlackBerry Limited (“BlackBerry”) on behalf of a group of BlackBerry’s employees working in Ontario and across Canada.

Family Day – Who Is Entitled To A Day Off?

February 15, 2017
Blog Post

Family Day was introduced by the provincial government in 2008, and it means that employees covered by the holiday provisions in Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) are entitled to this public holiday with pay.

The Spaghetti Method – When Allegations of Just Cause Don’t Stick

February 1, 2017
Blog Post

When deciding what arguments to put forward in a legal case, it is sometimes tempting to take the spaghetti method: throw all the arguments out there, and see what sticks. A recent decision of the Small Claims Court in Ottawa, Budge v Dickie Moore Rental Inc, demonstrates the danger of the “spaghetti method.”

Terminating Probationary Employees – What Standard Applies?

January 5, 2017
Blog Post

In my previous blog post, I explained how 2016 was a great year for employees. There was a notable case, however, that was decided in favour of employers. Below is a cautionary tale for probationary employees.  The case of Nagribianko v Select Wine Merchants Ltd was heard by the Ontario Divisional Court, and dealt with… Read more »

2016 Employment Law Year In Review

December 19, 2016
Blog Post

The law is forever changing. With every passing day and year, all levels of court throughout this country render decisions that have an immediate and pronounced impact on all of us. This has been an especially good year for employees. Without cause termination of federal employees not permitted The most significant employment law case to… Read more »

Potential Damage Claims Beyond the Employment Contract

December 9, 2016
Video Post

Chris Rootham, a lawyer in the Labour and Employment Law Groups, outlines different types of employee rights including the right to good faith, the right to privacy, and the right to be free from lies or mistaken information. Contact Employment Law lawyer Chris Rootham, by calling 613-231-8311, or email christopher.rootham@nelligan.ca.