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What Can I Do If My Employer Rehires for My Position After a Layoff

Have you ever been laid off from your place of employment? If so, you’ll likely understand the feeling of uncertainty in what comes next and wondered what you can do about it. Layoffs are relatively common, and it is important to understand your rights and entitlements as an employee in the event of a layoff. There is a lot to know when it comes to being laid off, and at Soni Law Firm we are here to help. We have […]

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Can I Be Forced to Take Vacation in Week-Long Blocks

Nothing beats vacation days and although some people love taking their vacation time in larger blocks, others prefer to have their vacation spaced out into smaller chunks throughout the year. Though many employers will attempt to accommodate employees’ requests there are many reasons why an employer may choose to impose restrictions on when vacation days can be taken. In a recent interview with The Globe and Mail, Rahul Soni, Employment Lawyer at Soni Law Firm answered a question about whether […]

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How To Win A Constructive Dismissal Case in Ontario

If you feel you have been constructively dismissed by your employer, you may have questions about what your next steps are and what you can do to protect your rights as an employee. Being terminated from your employment is an emotionally charged issue and is often incredibly stressful. When you are up against an employer who appears to be powerful, it can sometimes feel like your fight to protect your rights is hopeless. Thankfully, there are things you can do […]

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What Happens When You Get Laid Off

If you have recently been laid off, you may have questions about what happens next. Layoffs are common, yet not every employee fully understands their rights and entitlements once they have been laid off. Depending on your employment situation, you may be entitled to compensation when you are laid off or you may instead become eligible for government assistance benefits. It is important that you understand your rights as an employee to ensure you are adequately compensated after being laid […]

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Can I Claim Unfair Dismissal During My Probation Period?

If you have recently been let go from your place of employment during your probation period, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do to dispute the dismissal. Though in many cases, it may be within your employer’s rights to dismiss you during this period, there may be circumstances that allow for you to challenge the dismissal or receive compensation for your dismissal. In this article, we will help you to understand what you need to know […]

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Understanding Severance Pay in Ontario

If you have been dismissed from your current employment, one of your top concerns may be if you will qualify for severance pay, and if so, how much you are entitled to. Not every person will qualify for severance pay and there are specific instances where employees do not qualify. In this article, we will help you understand when you qualify for severance pay and assist you in understanding how much severance pay you can anticipate. It is important to […]

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Do Non-Compete Agreements Hold Up?

When you first signed your contract of employment with your employer, you may not have felt that the non-compete clause you were asked to sign was of any importance. Fast-forward a few years and you are now leaving your place of employment. You have got big plans to start your own business, take on your own clients or even work for a competitor of your previous employer. Now that your circumstances have changed, you are a bit worried that the […]

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How to Handle an Employee Sexual Harassment Complaint

Do you have an employee that has come to you with a sexual harassment complaint? As an employer, you have obligations to address this complaint and it must be taken seriously. If you have never experienced this before as an employer, you are likely uncertain about the steps you need to take to ensure you meet your obligations and support your employee. t is always best to be proactive in addressing workplace sexual harassment. As an employer, you should already […]

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Do Independent Contractors Have to Abide by Non-Compete Clauses?

Are you an independent contractor who is being asked to sign a non-compete clause? If so, you may be wondering whether this non-compete clause would be enforceable. The agreement between an employer and an independent contractor is unique and unlike a typical employer-employee relationship, as an independent contractor operates as their own business. There are many reasons why non-compete clauses can be problematic and unenforceable in these scenarios. Generally speaking, your non-compete clause may very well be unenforceable. But it […]

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How Do Equal Opportunity Laws Protect Job Applicants in Canada?

Within Canada, any business that is regulated by the federal government has a legal obligation to abide by the Employment Equity Act. This means that these regulated businesses are required to provide equal opportunities for employment to four designated groups of people. People who fall under the Employment Equity Act include women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. Though the Employment Equity Act has been around since 1995, many people are unfamiliar with it and are […]

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