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Kashyap v. Save Max Real Estate Inc.

Kashyap v. Save Max Real Estate Inc.

We are happy to share that Soni Law Firm’s Rahul Soni successfully argued a Rule 45.02 and particulars motion (Kashyap v Save Max Real Estate Inc., 2022 ONSC 5543 – https://canlii.ca/t/jhd3s), which has been chosen by Thomson Reuters to be in Carswell’s Practice Cases as well as its Litigator service. It was selected because their “editors consider it an important case in Practice and Procedure.” Thomson Reuters Letter in [Kashyap v. Save Max Real Estate Inc.] Mr. Soni argued that […]

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Can a Job Offer Be Rescinded Due to a Pending Criminal Charge?

Can a Job Offer Be Rescinded Due to a Pending Criminal Charge?

If you have been given a job offer and accepted it, you’d likely assume that it’s a done deal and nothing should prevent you from starting your new job. However, things may not always be so simple. There are a variety of reasons why an employer may wish to rescind a job offer. Pending criminal charges are often one of them. However, potential employees will want to know, is it legal for an employer to rescind their job offer because […]

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Can I Be Laid Off While on Short Term Disability

Can I Be Laid Off While on Short Term Disability?

Short term disability refers to insurance that helps to replace income while someone is off from work due to an illness or injury. As an employee, you may have short term disability insurance as part of your employment benefits. In Canada, some employees are also eligible for employment insurance benefits provided by the Government. There are many reasons why someone may need to utilize short term disability benefits and take leave, however, it is important to note that being on […]

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What is Employers Liability Insurance

What is Employers Liability Insurance?

As an employer, you are responsible for creating a safe work environment and equipping your employees with the information, training, equipment, and supervision to be safe in the workplace. Doing so isn’t just a good business practice; it is something that is required and is set out in legislation such as the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Even in the safest workplaces, accidents can happen. When they do, employers should have insurance to protect them from lawsuits related to workplace […]

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How to Write a Termination Letter

How to Write a Termination Letter: Templates and Resources for Employers

There are a variety of reasons why an employer may need to terminate the employment of an individual working within their organization. Though many employees are often surprised to learn this, employers are allowed to terminate employment at any time and for any reason so long as the reason is not discriminatory in nature. However, knowing how to terminate an employee can create uncertainty for employers who have little experience with doing so. A termination letter is an important piece […]

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Can an Employer Contest the Formation of a Union

Can an Employer Contest the Formation of a Union? Rahul Soni, Employment Lawyer, Comments on the Formation of the Canadian Men’s Soccer Team’s Players Union

Exciting things have been happening for the Canadian Men’s soccer team, and like any success story, there have been bumps along the way. With the team qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, players have made advocating for their interests and a fair share of their qualifying bonus a top priority. This has led to the players forming a player’s union, organizing their efforts, and allowing them to bring a concise voice to the negotiation table. It’s not every day that […]

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What You Need to Know About Resignation Letters

What You Need to Know About Resignation Letters

If you have recently accepted a position with a new employer, you likely have mixed feelings. Often employees are excited about their new role yet feel some sadness or even stress surrounding submitting their resignation to their current employment. Whether you can’t get away from your current employment fast enough or are going to miss where you currently work dearly, you’re going to want to submit a letter of resignation. At Soni Law Firm, we have helped our clients navigate […]

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Can an Employer Reduce My Hours While Recovering from an Injury

Can an Employer Reduce My Hours While Recovering from an Injury?

In a recent Globe and Mail article, Rahul Soni, barrister and solicitor of Soni Law Firm, was asked to answer a question provided by a reader. In this article, the reader had stated that they had obtained an injury outside of work and was unable to work in their usual department while healing from the injury. The employer moved the reader from their typical department to the front cash though this move came with a reduction of hours, cutting the […]

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How Do I Write a Resignation Letter to HR

How Do I Write a Resignation Letter to HR?

Have you just been offered a new job and are now dreading the fact that you’ll have to resign from your current one? Though it might seem like a straightforward task, many employees get anxious about resigning and often overthink the process of writing a resignation letter. In this blog post, we outline what you should know about resignation letters and guide you through writing one. Though leaving your job can often feel stressful and leave you with mixed emotions, […]

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Can You Be Laid Off While on Sick Leave

Can You Be Laid Off While on Sick Leave?

There are countless reasons why an employee may need to take sick leave. Whether you are taking a time to recover from an illness, injury, or other medical events it is important to understand your rights as an employee. All workplaces in Ontario are required to provide three days of unpaid, job-protected sick leave each year. However, many workplaces have policies allowing for paid sick days or additional sick leave benefits.

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