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ONCA Affirms an Offer of Employment by the Purchaser of Business Assets to an Employee of the Seller is Valid Consideration for a New Employment Contract

Posted in Common Law Severance, Employment Agreements, Employment Standards, Termination, Transactions, Wrongful Dismissal

In Krishnamoorthy v. Olympus Canada Inc., 2017 ONCA 873, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that s. 9(1) of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”), deems there to be continuity of employment for the purposes of the legislation only, and does not displace the common law rule that an offer of employment by the purchaser of the assets of a business is valid consideration for a new employment agreement.


In May 2000, Nadesan Krishnamoorthy began employment as a senior financial analyst with Carsen Group Inc. (“Carsen”). About five years later, in 2005, Olympus Canada Inc. … Continue Reading

BILL 148 PASSES (but not before a few last-minute changes were made)

Posted in Employment Standards, Labour Relations, Occupational Health and Safety

On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, the Government of Ontario passed Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. Introduced on June 1, 2017 as a response to the Final Report of the Changing Workplaces Review, Bill 148 makes significant amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000, Labour Relations Act, 1995 and most recently, the Occupational Health and Safety Act. As many are aware, aside from the highly publicized $15 Minimum Wage, Bill 148 will require employers to make significant changes to their policies and practices.

Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 has now passed Third … Continue Reading