Salary Employees must be paid an amount equal to or greater than the applicable minimum wage. Minimum wages in Canadian jurisdictions range from $11.00 per hour to $14.00 per hour. Where employees are paid a salary rather than an hourly wage, the employer must nevertheless ensure that employees’ compensation is at least equal to the […]
Please find here the latest edition of Jackson Lewis’ International Employment Issues Practice Group Cross-Border Newsletter, entitled “Family Leave Trends for a Global Company”. This edition focusses on the overall global movement towards increased accommodations for parents before and after childbirth, both through legislation and business culture.
Over the last year or two, the Temporary Foreign Worker Program has been the subject of tremendous public scrutiny and negative media attention. It began in March 2012 when HD Mining applied to bring over 200 Chinese nationals to conduct exploration work in British Columbia. The work permits were granted in April 2012.
L&E Global’s Global Employment Law Highlights Spring 2013 report covers the latest trends in employment law throughout the world.
The Court of Appeal recently upheld the decision of a trial judge who found that an employer did not have just cause to dismiss a long service employee who violated a workplace health and safety rule.
Even when an employee is offered a termination package and signs a release, the Court may find that a release is unconscionable or grossly unfair and set it aside. That is precisely what happened in Rubin v. Home Depot Canada Inc., 2012 ONSC 2053.