Three businesses add up to 1 employer

Employee deserved 12 months’ notice, not three, says Ontario Court of Appeal
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/27/2015

Family businesses can be particularly susceptible to challenging economic times and, as a result, they frequently search for ways to organize corporately in a manner that limits liability to creditors and employees alike. 

Having said that, as the Maccarone family discovered in Dear v. Glamour Designs Ltd., courts will be hesitant to allow the transfer of an employee from one corporation to a related one to reduce the length of her continuous service.