Doughnut shop facing "hole" lot of trouble.
After two years of study a report suggesting changes to the Employment Standards Act
of Ontario has been released and it includes 173 recommendations.
Fresh out of high school, at the age of 18, Rebecca landed a job selling cell phones at a small store. Some days she worked alone. Other days the store owner would work with her and occasionally his wife would be there.
Most often when a workplace is being reorganized and a position eliminated, the person filling that role is simply terminated. Sometimes, however, there is a twist.
Question: I worked in a large food processing plant for eight years before I was terminated. As a result of a degenerative back condition, my doctor limited how much weight I could lift at any given time.
QUESTION: For the third time in two years, one of my drivers has been in a fender bender that was his fault. This is significantly affecting my insurance and deductibles. Can I deduct the increased costs from his pay cheque?
QUESTION: I employ about 20 people in my small company. Things are going fairly well and as a result I have recently learned that I have five employees who did not take all of their paid vacation for the last few years. Perhaps I should have, but I did not know this was happening. I realize I have to pay out what they accumulated but how do I control this in the future?
QUESTION: I worked for a large local employer for 36 years. Two weeks ago I was told that my employment was over. I was given my outstanding wages and vacation pay and nothing more. The company is in creditor protection right now. Is there anything I can do to get a severance package?