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Bill 148 amendments to Ontario’s employment standards and labour laws
By George Vassos This has been a roller coaster ride like no other for HR professionals. The ride started in May 2015 when the Ontario government appointed two special ...
"Build a Better Articling Student": TLA's Nutshell Seminars for students starting their articling.
Big Bay Street law firms and accounting houses traditionally set aside a number of days to help their articling students with the transition from school to office. A varied ...
Summer issue of The Lawrences Letter
The latest edition of our newsletter is now available . Articles include important changes to the Principal Residence Exemption, new rules for filing corporate records, and when ...
TLA brings you "Build a Better Articling Student," starting with Court Orientation Tours
Building on a highly successful 2016 start to articling season, the TLA is reprising its series of Nutshell seminars aimed at helping students make the leap from law school to law ...
Canada: Ontario Superior Court of Justice finds against employee in negative job reference dispute
Background The plaintiff was employed by Stokes Economic Consulting from March 2011 until he was dismissed without cause in December 2013. The plaintiff requested that his ...
Littler global guide - Canada - Q1 2017
Minimum Wage New Order or Decree The minimum wage in British Columbia will rise by 50 cents to $11.35 an hour in mid-September. The minimum wage was raised to $10.85 an ...
Family law reform and access to justice
By Carolyn Lloyd There is a great deal of media coverage at the moment about the crisis in Family Court. Access to justice is a major concern for individuals who find ...
TLA's Summer Patio Pub Event, Wed. August 2nd, 2017, 6-8pm
The TLA has the perfect remedy for the “summer’s half over and I haven’t been on a patio yet” blues. We’re hosting an evening at the Oasis ...
Ed Upenieks receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Lawrences ' head of Litigation, Ed Upenieks , was recently honoured with the Peel Law Association's 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award for "substantial contributions made to the ...
A Littler webinar: addressing Ontario misclassification issues under Bill 148 and preparing for employment standards audits
Addressing Ontario Misclassification Issues Under Bill 148 and Preparing for Employment Standards Audits Beginning this fall, it ...
Lawrences Lawyers feed the hungry
As part of a program managed by The Law Society Foundation, Lawrences Lawyers sponsored and volunteered to serve 332 dinners for the hungry in Toronto. This is a very ...
Conservation Authority decisions on development proposals owed deference, Court of Appeal holds
By Jacob Damstra The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently released a decision clarifying the appropriate standards of review applicable on appeal from a decision of the ...
Littler LLP lawyers named ‘Leading Practitioners’ in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
TORONTO (June 8, 2017) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labour law practice representing management, is pleased to announce that Toronto Partners Barry ...
Physical and mental injury equal under the law: SCC does away with a "recognizable psychiatric illness"
By Alan Melamud Mental injury is typically an issue for personal injury, but has arisen from time to time in the commercial context when consumers claim they have experienced ...
Section 99(2) of Ontario Environmental Protection Act is a powerful remedial tool to seek compensation for historical spills: Huang v. Fraser Hillary's Limited, 2017 ONSC 1500
By Jacob Damstra The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently considered and applied s. 99(2) of Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act , R.S.O. 1990, c. E.19 ...