At Goldstein Law, we are a Toronto-based law firm that focuses on employment law. In the course of our employment law practice in Ontario, we frequently consult employers and employees on the drafting of employment contracts and the interpretation of various terms contained in employment contracts.
Real Estate Commissions – Are They Payable if I do not close? In the past couple of years, we have been involved with numerous Agreements of Purchase and Sales in the residential real estate market that have not closed on account of both the vendor and purchasers default. More often than not,
Severance packages for senior executives can often amount to several hundred thousand dollars in entitlements. Accordingly, it is imperative that executives are attuned to the employment law issues that are prevalent in severance packages in Ontario. A wrongful dismissal occurs when an employee
The expropriation of private land is one of the ultimate exercises of governmental authority. To take all or part of a person’s property constitutes a severe loss and a very significant interference with a citizen’s private property rights. It follows that the power of an expropriating authority
When land in Ontario is expropriated, the Expropriations Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.26 (the "Act") requires the expropriating authority to pay to the owner the "market value of the land." In addition to compensation for the market value of the expropriated property, if the expropriating authority
That National Post has reported that GM has offered severance packages to approximately 18,000 North American employees. (see link below). https://business.financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/rising-prices-margins-drive-gms-third-quarter If you are a non-unionized Canadian employee that has
Many employees call our law firm indicating that they have been terminated for cause from their employment; and accordingly, not provided with any severance or termination pay. In many instances, the employee's conduct does not justify a dismissal for cause, and as such, the employee was wrongfully
The abundance of road, infrastructure and transit work ongoing in Ontario has created the need for the governmental authorities to purchase the property from private property owners in order to accommodate such construction. Light Rail Transit (LRT) projects are being built across Toronto, Hamilton,