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Elder law: Employers can't force seniors off the job in Ontario

Many people are capable of working well into their senior years. Elder law in Ontario -- as in many places in Canada -- has done away with a mandatory retirement age. In fact, it has been construed as being discriminatory. A law has been in place safeguarding seniors from this type of discrimination since 2012, and it is against the Human Rights Act.

Employee rights: Premier says sick says shouldn't be paid

Doug Ford says employers can't afford to pay employees for sick days. Critics say the Ontario Premier is treading on employee rights and workplace protections. Ford is aiming to blackball the former Liberal government's Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act which would hike the minimum wage to $15 come this Jan. 1 and would make employers pay employees for two emergency leave days each year. Ford called the act worse than carbon tax.

Employee rights: Charity ordered to pay employee vacation pay

The registered charity, Outward Bound, has been bound by a Ministry of Labour decision to pay a former employee $500 vacation pay. The Ontario charity violated the former instructor's employee rights when the company failed to keep records of his work hours and neglected to give him vacation pay owed. The 31-year-old also lodged a complaint with the ministry, alleging the charity does not even pay minimum wage, pay for overtime or scheduled breaks. 

Former talk show host sues for wrongful termination

Former Canadian talk show host Mark Steines is suing over being let go from his latest gig. The Ontario media personality has launched a law suit for wrongful termination from the talk show, Home & Family. He claims he was fired because he supported two females connected to the show after they claimed to be sexually harassed by the show's 82-year-old now former executive producer. 

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