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Zubas + Associates in the News “Good Negotiations need faith more than fear” in Canadian Employment Law Today

Recently, Zubas + Associates Lawyer, Ted Flett, was published in Canadian Employment Law Today. The opinion piece, which discussed tips for HR professionals preparing for a phone call with a lawyer, is available to read on the CELT website here, by pdf here and below. Good negotiations need faith more than fear 5 Tips for […]

Ontario Government Attempts to Help Employers by Bolstering Lay Offs

New Regulation Has Hang Ups: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave, O Reg 228/20 In the midst of the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, employers have been raising concerns that the temporary layoff and termination provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) are ill suited to address the circumstances they are facing. Meanwhile, many employees […]

The COVID BUMP: Will Wrongfully Dismissed Employees Score “Coronavirus Damages”?

Michela v St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic School may give parties a glimpse into the Court’s position While Canadians focus on flattening the curve of new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, wrongful dismissal plaintiffs and their counsel are hoping for a “bump” of sorts. The millions of Canadians now unemployed probably as a result of […]

Records of Employment

Records of Employment (ROEs): 8 Must Knows

The Record of Employment (ROE) is a critical document that employees use to apply for Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, which are administered by Service Canada, under the purview of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). Employers are required to issue an ROE any time there is an interruption in an employee’s earnings. This can occur […]