Social Security There are a number of “social safety nets” in Canada. The most significant is the federal Employment Insurance system, which provides benefits in the event of a loss or interruption of employment. Healthcare and Insurances Citizens and landed immigrants have significant health care coverage, unemployment insurance coverage and pensions for retirement, generally covered […]
L&E Global’s Special Report on International Restructurings covers the types of restructuring methods available to employers, provides statistical analysis on restructuring activities throughout Europe, North America, and the South Pacific, details efforts to improve or minimize restructuring and highlights restructuring trends in the L&E Global member countries. This report is an example of L&E Global’s […]
Brief Description of Employees’ and Employers’ Associations Canada does not have multi-union, multi-employer bargaining units; however, some sectors (notably in the construction industry and sometimes in health care) feature industry-wide bargaining. The Wagner Model also features the concept of residual management rights, which ensures that employers retain an overriding measure of control over the means […]
Minimum Requirements In order to be enforceable, an employment contract must fulfill the essential elements of a binding contract at common law, and must not contravene any applicable legislation. A binding contract must be formed by offer, acceptance and consideration. In the case of most employment contracts, the consideration is the exchange of remuneration for […]
Employees’ Rights in Case of a Transfer of Undertaking Employees of the vendor who are not employed by the purchaser are entitled to, at minimum, notice of termination under the applicable employment standards legislation. However, if the employee is offered employment by the purchaser, employment will be deemed to be continuous for the purposes of […]
Grounds for Termination Employment can be terminated at any time if the employee is provided with appropriate notice of termination as well as any applicable legislative entitlements. However, if an employee engages in conduct that is incompatible with the fundamental terms of the employment contract, he or she may be dismissed without notice. It is […]
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.