Month: January 2016

Employer’s financial difficulties do not justify 40% salary reduction; Employee awarded 23¾ months’ severance.

An employer’s financial difficulties do not permit it to unilaterally reduce an employee’s salary, according to a recent Ontario Superior Court decision. The Court awarded the employee nearly 24 months’ severance, the upper limit for severance awards in Canada. George Ziten was employed by Sadie Moranis Realty Corp. (“SMRC”) for 17 years, most recently in […]  Read more

“BYOD” or Bring Your Own Device to Work Programs – Risk or Reward?

The British Columbia, Alberta and Federal Privacy Commissioners are reminding employers that Bring Your Own Device Programs or “BYOD” invite significant risks to privacy and security and have issued guidelines to help business that are considering implementing such programs. Under a typical BYOD program, an organization authorizes its employees to use their own personal mobile […]  Read more


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