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Confidentiality in mediation

Confidentiality means different things to different people, Toronto employment law mediators Barry B. Fisher and  Peter Israel tell  AdvocateDaily.com . The ... Read more

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Employers should foster workplaces that encourage reporting

There can be many reasons why an employee fails to report sexual harassment in the workplace, but employers must take a strong stance and proactively identify ... Read more

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Fixed-fee services becoming more attractive to clients

Fixed-fee services provide a range of options that an employer would not necessarily get by hiring counsel on an hourly basis, and this can help prevent potential legal ... Read more

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Cannabis legalization: behind the smoke and mirrors

By Doug MacLeod Whether you’ve been looking forward to October 17, 2018 or whether you’ve been dreading it, the legalization of recreational cannabis in ... Read more

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Legal cannabis in the workplace manageable with proactive approach

With the historic legalization of cannabis for recreational use, organizations across Canada are still grappling with the potential workplace fallout, Markham, Ont.-based ... Read more

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Three essential guidelines in wrongful dismissal cases

Fired employees need legal advice to get the most out of a potential wrongful dismissal claim, Barrie employment lawyer  Scott Hawryliw  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Employee termination after a criminal conviction

A recent decision  by the British Columbia Supreme Court underscores the fact that unless an employee’s off-duty conduct has direct implications on the workplace or ... Read more

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Questions linger about the 'right to disconnect' from work

The federal government’s pending legislation to give employees the right to unplug from work-related email after hours sounds good in theory but may not be practical in some ... Read more

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Summary judgment: fast tracking your wrongful dismissal lawsuit

By Bram Lecker  and   Kimberley Sebag  As the old saying goes,  the wheels of justice turn slowly.  This has never rung truer than it does right now. ... Read more

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Both sides seeing benefits is key to mediation: Rudner

Helping both parties see the benefits of mediation is integral to reaching a settlement, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator  Stuart Rudner  tells ... Read more

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Varied life experience informs Phillips' employment law practice

Despite her relatively short time in practice, Toronto employment lawyer Amelia Phillips brings a lifetime’s worth of experience to her work. Phillips, a lawyer ... Read more

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Cannabis-related human rights claims on the horizon

Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod  tells  Law Times   it’s likely the courts will see more human rights challenges related to claims an employer failed ... Read more

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Finding suitable workplace accommodation is a two-way street

By Laura Williams Employers in Ontario are increasingly receiving accommodation requests based on employees’ childcare obligations. Many employees have children and ... Read more

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A new twist on resolving employment disputes

Using an expedited process of mediation and arbitration is trimming time and money from the typically drawn-out process of settling disputes between employers and fired employees, ... Read more

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Landmark moral damages decision continues to make waves

Almost a year on from a landmark ruling on moral and punitive damages, the reverberations continue to be felt, Toronto employment lawyer  Natalie MacDonald  tells  ... Read more

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Uncertainty over termination clauses breeds employment litigation

Contradictory case law over the enforceability of termination clauses makes them one of the most-litigated parts of the employment contract, Toronto employment lawyer ... Read more

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Bullying-related constructive dismissal claims hard to prove

Plaintiffs who alleged they were constructively dismissed as a result of workplace bullying face an uphill battle proving their case in court, Toronto litigator  Stefan ... Read more

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When employers can require an IME as part of the duty to accommodate

By Amelia Phillips In this case , the applicant was superintendent of schools at a school board. He had worked at the board (and its predecessor) since 1975. In 2010, the ... Read more

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Court clarifies law on employee’s right to rescind resignation

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision involving a woman who provided her employer with written notice of retirement only to rescind it a month later offers overdue clarity on ... Read more

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MacLeod Law Firm adds new associate

Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod  tells AdvocateDaily.com  that an increase in the firm’s caseload and a growing clientele has made it necessary for him ... Read more

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