The end of an employment relationship can be a complex and challenging time for both employers and employees. Termination compensation is a critical aspect of this process, and it can be difficult to navigate the various Ontario legal requirements and standards involved.
Employers and human resources professionals are familiar with the Ontario Employment Standards Act (ESA) and that it plays a role insetting out what an employee must receive at the time of termination. However, in our practice, we have noted several common areas where there is often confusion about the specific, sometimes technical, requirements of the ESA.
Recently, an accountant was ordered to repay her employer for engaging in time theft. In Besse v Reach CPA Inc., the employer submitted evidence via time-tracking software proving that the employee had engaged in time theft while working remotely.