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February 2018 Archives

Help is available for the fight against wrongful termination

The last thing an Ontario worker wants is to be dismissed from his or her employment. Most people are entirely reliant on their salaries, and the prospect of not earning an income while seeking a new job could cause severe anxiety. However, there are steps that can be taken when there is evidence of wrongful termination.

What to look for before signing employment contracts

Employers often want their employees to sign a contract. But before doing so, employees might be wise to read everything contained in the contract, including the fine print. No employees in Ontario should ever feel pressured into signing any documents presented to them by employers and in fact, they have every right to get a lawyer to look over any employment contracts if they so choose.

Ontario employee rights: Getting sacked at work

Employees never want to be called into the boss's office when things haven't been going so well at work. No one enjoys the moment when one is informed that he or she is fired. Those in Ontario who find themselves in such situations be wondering what their employee rights are. When it comes to getting the ax, an employer doesn't have to give a reason as to why.

Ontario elder abuse: Residents abusing residents in nursing homes

Family members would like to think when their loved one has to move to a nursing home, that he or she will be safe. The truth is, if a resident isn't being abused by a staff member, he or she may be on the receiving end of abuse by another resident. Elder abuse in Ontario can be caused by the elderly themselves.

What are employee rights in Ontario when a co-worker is a bigot?

Most people in the workplace try to get along with one another. But when one of those co-workers is an alleged bigot or racist and makes comments that make others uncomfortable, employee rights in Ontario could be infringed upon. Often, these sorts of people have no filters and risk offending their co-workers with inappropriate remarks that are either racist, sexist or show a high level of intolerance of people's differences.

Ontario estate beneficiary advice: Using inherited money well

People who spend hours fashioning comprehensive estate plans likely want to make sure that the person or persons to whomever they leave their financial assets use them well. How to make the best use of inheritance funds in Ontario is one of the most important pieces of estate beneficiary advice available. People who are left a good chunk of money can plan wisely for their retirement years.

From tipping to breaks: What the law says about employee rights

All workers have certain rights under the law. But what do those laws say exactly about employee rights in Ontario? There are many things of which many people are probably unaware -- rules that govern everything from tips to breaks and everything in between. Speaking of tips, if an employer says that employees aren't allowed to accept tips, that's perfectly fine as long as the employer makes it clear to the employees it's not allowed.