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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 ... Read more

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"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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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Hill v. Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Police Services Board: a review of the tort of negligent police investigation 10 years later

By C. Kirk Boggs and Stuart Zacharias In this article written for Municipal Liability Risk Management, insurance defence lawyers, Kirk Boggs and Stuart Zacharias, revisit ... Read more

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When common issues ain't so common: decertification of class actions

By Jacob Damstra “ I’ve found that common sense ain’t so common ” - Mark Twain Twain’s words are probably true today and there doesn’t ... Read more

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A Littler webinar: medical marijuana and high heels in the Canadian workplace

  Medical Marijuana and High Heels in the Canadian Workplace The Canadian federal government has announced that recreational ... Read more

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The end of the battle of Dagg v. Cameron estate (securing support obligations)

The saga of Dagg v. Cameron Estate has finally arrived at a conclusion that is very reassuring for family law lawyers and clients. The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released ... Read more

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Insolvency stay of proceedings does not stay certification of union

By Alan Melamud The Court of Appeal recently caused a sea change in the law of insolvency when it permitted a union to certify after the employer had come under the control ... Read more

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