Ontario Employer Advisor Blog: Month in Review

Customer Contacts on LinkedIn = Property of the Employer
By Daniel Pugen on September 24th, 2013

Ever since the days that employment law was referred to as "master and servant" law, employees have owed various common-law duties and, for some employees, fiduciary obligations to their employer. These obligations take many forms, but key is that an employee cannot misappropriate an employer’s confidential or proprietary information. In the days before social media, this was fairly …

Your Organization Needs a Social Media Policy
By Daniel Pugen on September 16th, 2013

More than 19 million Canadians check Facebook at least once per month and 14 million check every day. There are more than 200 million active users of Twitter, and around 400 million tweets sent daily. LinkedIn boasts 8 million Canadian users. These stats confirm what you probably already know: your employees are on social media. They …

Overtime Exempt or Non-Exempt? Issue May Be Certified as a Class Action
By Daniel Pugen on September 3rd, 2013

In a very important decision, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Rosen v. BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. has certified a class action launched by investment advisers (IAs) at BMO Nesbitt Burns (BMO) for overtime pay. While this is not the first overtime class action to be certified in Ontario, it is noteworthy given that the issue …