Jennifer L. Costin

Jennifer L. Costin

Lerners LLP

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Supreme Court of Canada refuses to deduct pension earnings from wrongful dismissal damages

Mr. Waterman worked for IBM (United Kingdom) and subsequently IBM (Canada) for 42 years when he was dismissed without cause in March of 2009 and was given 2 months of pay in lieu of notice. Subsequently, he began collecting...more

12/16/2013 - Canada Pensions SCC Termination Wage Deductions

Be Careful How Close You Get: The risks and pitfalls of a non-unionized company having too close a connection to a unionized...

The Labour Relations Act, 1995 (“LRA”) governs labour relations in Ontario including union certification and termination rights. The Ontario Labour Relations Board (“the Board”) is a tribunal that adjudicates labour...more

7/5/2013 - Canada Employer Liability Issues International Labor Laws Liability Non-Union Ontario Labour Relations Board Unions

Ontario Ministry of Labour Inspection Blitzes 2013

The Ontario Ministry of Labour is conducting various safety blitzes again this year, which they recently announced. The upcoming blitzes will affect workplaces in the areas of underground mines, industrial, construction and...more

1/30/2013 - Coal Mines Ministry of Labour Safety Investigation Blitz

Has Mandatory Retirement been Banned Across Canada?

The answer to this question is, surprisingly, not clear. For Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and the Yukon, the provincial human rights legislation treats mandatory retirement as age discrimination regardless of what age it is...more

12/1/2012 - Age Discrimination Retirement

How is Travel Time Treated Under the Employment Standards Act, 2000?

This is an important question, as it impacts such issues as whether travel time is paid, whether those hours factor into hours of work restrictions, overtime calculations and determining vacation pay. Surprisingly, the answer...more

6/26/2012 - Employment Standards Act Over-Time Travel Vacation Pay

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