This is an introduction to our new semi-regular blog posts about Employment Contracts and the importance of continuously updating them. We frequently act for a wide variety of companies across diverse industries in preparing, normalizing, and updating their employment agreements, and non-employment contractor agreements. Often employers may not realize that their standard documents may not be in accordance with various aspects of the Employment Standards Act. These integral documents for an Employer and Employee are used to clearly define the
As all levels of government begin to ease restrictions on businesses opening up to the public, many employers are left in the dark with regard to their obligations to employees, specifically with regard to face masks in the work space. What are the responsibilities of the employer or employee, and who must bare the cost?
What happens if an employer is prepared to accommodate remote work for employees so they can work from home? Can employees still refuse to work?