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Q&A: the rights of Ontario employees to overtime pay

By Paul Willetts Q&A is a recurring series on the  Vey Willetts LLP blog . The aim is to provide quick answers to questions we commonly encounter in our ... Read more

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Understanding motivation key to resolving legal disputes: Rosenbaum

As a teenager, Toronto labour and employment lawyer Stefan Rosenbaum's  part-time job as a grocery store cashier in Winnipeg gave him an early taste of workplace issues that ... Read more

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Mediation an effective tool for harassment complaints

Mediation can be an effective way to address complaints of workplace bullying and harassment, Vancouver employment lawyer  Heather Hettiarachchi tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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The limits of vicarious liability for employers

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision demonstrates "common sense" in not finding a taxi company vicariously liable for a driver's alleged sexual assault of a ... Read more

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Termination of employees on disability: a primer

There are no hard and fast timelines about how long an employee on sick leave can be off work, Toronto labour and employment lawyer Deborah Howden tells AdvocateDaily.com ... Read more

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OHSA in wonderland: through the looking glass

By Doug MacLeod Section 50 of the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA) prohibits an employer from disciplining an employee who has sought enforcement of this ... Read more

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When terminated, choosing the right lawyer is vital: Achkar

No one should be afraid to make sure their rights are protected when they lose their job, even if they’ve been terminated from a large corporation, says Toronto labour, ... Read more

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New developments regarding the TTC ‘Fitness for Duty’ policy

By Laura Williams In an early application of its “Fitness for Duty” policy (the policy), the Toronto Transit Commission (the TTC) has suspended a driver who ... Read more

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OCA decision likely to spur litigation

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) decision that breaks down the notice period of when a worker is terminated into two parts creates a negative outcome for employment law, ... Read more

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Courts clarify law on references, benefits for former employees

In recent posts on his Canadian HR law blog, Ontario employment lawyer  Stuart Rudner discussed why there is generally no reason not to provide substantive references ... Read more

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Plaintiff wins summary judgment, gets $24K for claim, $35K costs

By Barry B. Fisher In this case, the judge found that a 72-year-old security guard with 12 years’ service was entitled to 8.6 months notice and $7,500 for mental ... Read more

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Minimum wage hike could end up harming workers: Marshall

Legislation that will see minimum wage in Ontario jump to $15 per hour is a politically motivated initiative that will ultimately hurt the workers themselves, says Toronto ... Read more

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Ontario’s minimum wage increase puts strain on HR professionals

By Laura Williams It’s fair to say that employers across Ontario were prepared for the provincial government to introduce at least some labour reforms as part of the ... Read more

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Canada Labour Code vs. the courts: the devil is in the details

By Richard Johnson In Canada, most non-unionized employees have one primary means of recourse (absent a human rights claim) for challenging a dismissal: litigation through ... Read more

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Getting paid by two employers at the same time

By Nicole Simes Wrongful dismissal damages are normally subject to mitigation, which means that income from a new job after termination is deducted from the damages a ... Read more

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Ruling expected this fall in workers' class action

A decision is expected this fall in the class-action lawsuit launched by workers who claimed their former employer’s delay in notifying the Ministry of Labour of a ... Read more

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Vacation rights in Ontario: what you should know

With summer vacation season now in full swing, workers should know what vacation benefits they’re entitled to, says Toronto labour, employment, and human rights lawyer  ... Read more

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Termination justified by performance, but still discriminatory

A recent human rights decision shows terminations justified by performance issues can still be ruled discriminatory, says Hamilton employment lawyer  Jennifer Zdriluk . In ... Read more

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How to effectively fire an employee for incompetence

Vaughan labour and employment lawyer Arthur Zeilikman  says it's vital to carefully draw up employment contracts to limit certain liabilities when facing wrongful dismissal ... Read more

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Hum appointed discrimination and harassment counsel to DHCP

(July 30, 2017 – Toronto) – Hum Law Firm is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Lai King Hum  as Discrimination and Harassment Counsel to the ... Read more

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