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Constructive Dismissal:  When (and how) can you suspend?

The Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") had to decide whether an employee had been dismissed when his employer placed him on an indefinite, paid suspension (see Potter v. New Brunswick (Legal Aid Services Commission), 2015 SCC 10).

Termination Clause in Agreement Struck Down

The recent decision from the Ontario Divisional Court in Miller v. ABM interpreted an employment agreement which had a termination clause in it which stated:

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TM@Work Quick Notes

Manitoba Minimum Wage Increase

  • The most recent provincial budget included a plan to increase the minimum wage to $11.00, effective October 1, 2015.  
  • The minimum wage is currently $10.70 per hour effective October 1, 2014, which marked the 14th straight year of minimum wage increases in Manitoba.  

Lawyer Profile

Jamie Alyce Jurczak


Jamie’s preferred area of practice is occupational health and safety. Experienced in all facets of labour and employment law, and an experienced civil litigator, she is well versed in assisting clients in responding to serious workplace accidents, addressing administrative appeals of regulatory orders, and defending employers charged under OHS legislation.

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