Articles about Labour and Employment Law

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In the News – Online Obscenity

Toronto Internet Lawyer discussed the legality of posting the Luka Magnotta video on the Best Gore website with the national and international media. Mr. Zvulony took the position that the posting of the video violated Canada's obscenity laws.
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Laid Off Due to Covid-19? You May be Entitled to Severance Pay

By Karen Zvulony, Toronto Employment Lawyer Due to the fallout from the Covid-19/ Corona-virus pandemic, many employers have had to layoff employees, that is they have temporarily reduced employee hours or have had to stop them completely.…
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Legal Questions facing Employees

The fear and danger of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused significant economic upheaval in Canada. Employees have had to cope with the crisis and adapt to the current reality. We have identified a number of legal issues in the form of…
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Legal Questions facing Employers

The fear and danger of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused significant economic upheaval in Canada. Businesses and individuals have had to cope with the crisis and adapt to the current reality. We have identified a number of legal issues…
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Court of Appeal Reminds Employers of the Need for Clear Contracts

Fixed Term Employment Contracts In the case of Howard v. Benson Group Inc. (2016 ONCA 256 (CanLII)) the Ontario Court of Appeal stressed that employers risk liability if they fail to have an enforceable termination clause in a fixed term contract.…

The Importance of a Well Drafted Termination Clause

Wood v. Deeley: Ontario Court of Appeal Refuses to Enforce Poorly Drafted Termination Clause By Toronto Employment Lawyer, Karen Zvulony An employment agreement, which contains a well drafted and statutorily compliant termination clause…
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Why Employers need an Employment Agreement

By Toronto Employment Lawyer, Karen Zvulony One of the best, and most cost-effective ways an employer can protect itself from paying costly severance and termination packages is by having a properly drafted and executed written employment…
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Employment Lawyer Karen Zvulony Cited as an Expert

Toronto Employment Lawyer, Karen Zvulony was cited as an expert in employment law and the law of just cause by The Globe and Mail.  You can read the article here.

What is Wrongful Dismissal?

Karen Zvulony, Toronto Employment Lawyer, discusses the definition of wrongful dismissal and the law of firing/terminating employees in Ontario, Canada. She discusses an employees rights under the Employment Standards Act and the Common Law. She also reviews factors that could aggravate (i.e. bad faith) or mitigate (i.e. new employment) a damages award. A must read for any employee that believes they were unfairly dismissed.
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Privacy Law and the Workplace: Job Applications

Employers have access to unprecedented amounts of information on their employees and job candidates. Many people, especially young people, don’t realize how much information they are publishing about themselves, and what the possible implications are.
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Toronto Employment Lawyer Is Recognized as an Authority on Employment Law

Toronto Employment Lawyer Karen Zvulony is recognized as an authority in Employment Law.