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Hamilton Employment Law

Ed Canning has been practicing exclusively in the areas of employment law and human rights for 23 years in the City of Hamilton, representing both employers and employees. For 20 years, he has been writing a bi-weekly column in The Hamilton Spectator on employment law and human rights issues that are of interest to both employers and employees. In this blog, you can have access to approximately 500 articles on various subject matters ranging from Employment Standards Act issues, wrongful dismissal issues to human rights issues.

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Complaint and Confidentiality

It has recently been reported that a senior official of one of the political parties resigned amidst allegations that some years ago when he was a Member of Parliament he engaged in inappropriate sexual misconduct with a staff member.

Employers need to follow through with their own employment policies and guidelines

Diligent employers who create and circulate “policies and guidelines” for employees are to be applauded for good human resources management but cautioned about what they include in those policies.

Lying and Just Cause

Danny worked for 19 years in the sanitation department of a large Canadian city. One year he had perfect attendance and as a result received an award.

Changes to Employment Standards Act - January 1, 2018.

The Ontario provincial government is bestowing a belated Christmas gift as of January 1, 2018 which includes some significant changes to the Employment Standards Act. Whether it is a splendid gift or a lump of coal may depend on your perspective.

How long does an employer have to keep a job open for an employee on sick leave?

QUESTION: I have an employee that has been off ill for over 3.5 years. Unfortunately, there appears to be no prospect of him returning to work in the foreseeable future. Do I have to keep holding his position open for him? If I terminate the relationship do I owe him anything?


Suing because of a bad reference letter, probably not a good idea

FAQ's - Answered

Here are some FAQ's.

Doughnut Shop facing a 'hole' lot of trouble.

Doughnut shop facing "hole" lot of trouble.

Employment Law Changes - Consumers will pay the price.

After two years of study a report suggesting changes to the Employment Standards Act of Ontario has been released and it includes 173 recommendations.

Workplace sexual harassment not tolerated at companies of any size.

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.