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T4 Slip: Deadlines, summary and what information employers need to include

Tax season is upon us! Hundreds of thousands of people around Ontario will be panicking about finding their ‘T4 form’. But what is the T4? Why is it so important? In this article we will explain your T4 and how important it is for filing tax. As an employee you should know what your T4 slip says. Ho...

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Economically ‘dependent contractors’ in Ontario entitled to reasonable notice period

The growing gig economy in Canada was once limited to more temporary arrangements, such as ride-sharing and informal assignments with freelancers. However, the lure of flexible employment has attracted employers and workers from all fields. Today, it is not uncommon for chief executives too to be...

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Does a business have to reimburse all expenses? Travel allowance explained

Do you, an employer, have to pay for your employee’s late night soirée while he or she is away on work for you? If that was the case, hotel minibars would be a lot emptier after a night of stay than they are currently.  

So, do you have to reimburse your employees wi...

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How much do you get paid during maternity leave?

Canada has one of the strongest maternity/parental leave and benefits systems in the world. Certainly, it’s a lot better than our American neighbours to the ...

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Is nepotism in the workplace illegal?

Favouritism and nepotism can sap the morale of a workforce. It gives the impression that not everybody plays by the same rules. However, the nature of human interaction and interpersonal relationships can make it difficult for employers to identify and address nepotism and favouritism. At what po...

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Employee health benefits in Ontario explained

Health benefits were once an almost assured part of working full time in Canada. In recent years, however, fewer and fewer employers offer health benefits to their employees. Many cite the need to reduce staffing costs and keep operational costs low. Especially with the rise of part-time employme...

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Ontario’s confusing vacation days and leave explained (hint: it’s mostly unpaid)

Ontario has quite a confusing system of holidays for employees. Some are paid, but most are unpaid. This article will demystify leaves of absence, vacation days and paid time off for you are entitled to as an employee*. There are four main types of leave an employee can take in Ontario:

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Passed over for a promotion? These reasons are illegal

Been passed over for promotion? Seeing your colleagues get promoted while you’ve been left behind will be demoralizing for anyone. Employers may come up with reasons such as ‘insufficient interpersonal skills’, ‘lacking vision’, ‘insufficient performance’, or ‘creating a poisonous work environment’ ...

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Connection between Human Rights Law and Pregnancy

The Canadian Human Rights Act proscribes any kind of discrimination with regards to pregnancy. Pregnancy-related inequity is considered a type of gender discrimination because only the female gender can conceive and carry a child. Unfair practices towards pregnancy like ill-treatment, denial to empl...

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Can a Negative Employment Reference be Considered Defamation?

A letter of reference from a previous employer usually plays the key role of a determinant of whether the candidate in consideration will bag the job he or she really wants. This is the most prevalent method for recruiters to get an elaborate understanding of a candidate’s potential and to authentic...

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