Should I have my Employment Contract reviewed?

When employers update employment contracts, it’s for their advantage, not yours. An experienced employment lawyer can help you understand the terms, identify concerns and negotiate better terms such as higher pay and job security.

Swann Law Win: Elder ats Sothebys

An Ontario Superior Court judge has awarded my client — a real estate agent — 11 months of commission after this real estate brokerage, Sotheby’s, terminated his services.

My client’s fixed-term agreement still had 11 months remaining when the brokerage let him go without cause.

New Law Proposed: Transparent Hiring & Vacation Pay

On Nov. 14, 2023, Ontario introduced Bill 149, Working for Workers Four Act, 2023 (Bill 149), for first reading, meaning it is not yet law. Two important aspects of the proposed legislation include: Transparent hiring: The bill would require employers to disclose salary ranges in job postings and to inform candidates if artificial intelligence (AI) […]

LSO Business Law Summit: Employment Law Update

Swann Law is presenting the Employment Law Update at The Law Society of Ontario Business Law Summit. What’s in store? Non-Competition and Lingering Work from Home Issues. Join us at 130 Queen St W, Donald Lamont Learning Centre, Suite 100, Toronto ON

Employee Termination Entitlements

In Ontario, when an employee is terminated, the employer is legally required to provide certain entitlements under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA).

Click to read more about what these are.

Case: Court awards fired trucker >$500,000

A truck company must pay a former worker more than $500,000 after Ontario’s Court of Appeal confirms that independent contractors are entitled to the balance of their fixed-term contracts. Following the contractor’s firing just 7 months into a 72-month contract, a trial judge awarded him the balance he would have been paid for the remainder […]

A Canadian Border Services Agency dog handler told CBC News she was “terrorized” after fighting a maternity leave rule. And according to the workplace union, that’s a problem because there’s no fair way for officers to complain if management were to harass employees.

Employers: Human Rights Dispute

Employment-related disputes and human rights complaints can have a profound impact on an organization. These types of serious issues demand more than just advice; they require a resolute defense.