Employment and Labour Law Toolbox

What Ontario Employers Need to Know


Entrepreneurs, business owners, and risk takers need to know the facts of workplace regulation in Ontario and how the laws are interpreted and applied by courts, arbitrators, the Ministry of Labour, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and the Ontario Labour Relations Board. The author is a lawyer with over thirty years’ experience in advising employers on employment and labour law. In this book, he gives employers the practical, straightforward information they need — about matters like discrimination, termination compensation, occupational health and safety, and union organizing campaigns — to implement best employment practices and avoid interference from third parties.

The Employment and Labour Law Toolbox has been organized with your time in mind to enable you to find what you are looking for and gain an understanding of the relevant ideas quickly. For the first time in Ontario, a resource exists to help owners, managers, and entrepreneurs proactively manage their employees and get the job done.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Regulatory Jurisdiction
Chapter 2: Considerations in the Formation of the Nonunion Employment Relationship — Contract of Service
Chapter 3: Employment and Nonemployment Work Relationships
Chapter 4: Termination Compensation Considerations
Chapter 5: Fiduciary Employees
Chapter 6: Temporary Agency Workers — Whose Employees Are They?
Chapter 7: Minimum Mandatory Employer Obligations — Employment Standards Act, 2000
Chapter 8: Enforcement of Employment Standards
Chapter 9: Progressive Discipline
Chapter 10: Safety in the Workplace
Chapter 11: Pay Equity
Chapter 12: Freedom From Discrimination
Chapter 13: Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities
Chapter 14: Privacy in the Workplace
Chapter 15: Foreign Worker Protection
Chapter 16: End of the Nonunion Employment Relationship
Chapter 17: Wrongful Dismissal Litigation and Damages — Breach of the Employment Contract
Chapter 18: Union Employment Relationship
Chapter 19: Closing Comments


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