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Returning to work after illness or injury

Employees who have been off work for an extended period of time because of an injury or illness may want to discuss options with their treating physician to increase the ... Read more

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Ride-sharing lawsuit will be closely watched: Karimjee

The class-action lawsuit against a ride-sharing giant that demands employee rights for its drivers in Ontario will be closely watched in other jurisdictions, employment lawyer ... Read more

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New employer-friendly legislation on the horizon

By Laura Williams Since its election this summer, Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government has been busy reforming Ontario’s labour and employment laws to ... Read more

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Ride-sharing class action back on track despite province bailing

The provincial government's decision to not take part in an appeal concerning a proposed $400-million class action against a leading ride-sharing service was an "abdication," ... Read more

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Use common sense to determine if you're being bullied at work

Employees should exercise common sense when assessing whether they have been bullied at work, Vaughan labour and employment lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman tells  ... Read more

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Be wary when signing termination clauses: Lecker

Termination clauses are one of the most litigated sections of employment contracts and could make the whole agreement void if not written precisely, says Toronto employment ... Read more

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The Ontario Human Rights Code – a primer

By Christopher Achkar The Ontario  Human Rights Code  (the Code ) is intricate legislation which, after being passed in 1962, has protected provincially-regulated ... Read more

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Employment contract negotiations favour job seekers: Hawryliw

Historically low jobless rates and an extremely mobile workforce make for an attractive market for skilled employees considering a career change, Barrie employment lawyer ... Read more

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Jury duty and leave of absence

By Stuart Rudner Like it or not, as a Canadian citizen, you are expected to serve jury duty when summoned by your jurisdiction’s courthouse. And as an employer, some of ... Read more

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Constructive dismissal: the basics

In the first instalment of a two-part series on  constructive dismissal, Toronto employment lawyer Sean O’Donnell discusses the legal basics. Figuring out if ... Read more

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Pay Transparency Act delayed indefinitely

By Laura Williams On the heels of the major set of employment law changes introduced by  Bill 47 , the Ontario government recently passed Bill 57, the  ... Read more

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Theft motivated by addiction not necessarily a firing offence

Toronto employment lawyer  Stephen Moreau  says a recent arbitration ruling provided a "significant win" for his client and sets in motion guidelines established by ... Read more

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How important are the deadlines in your severance package?

By Doug MacLeod You are terminated from your job and your employer offers you a severance package. They give you one week to sign the offer and ask that you sign a full ... Read more

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Importance of community service emphasized at Rudner Law

Community service is a crucial part of Rudner Law's identity, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator  Stuart Rudner  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . In late ... Read more

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Low helps employers sort out confusion around Bill 47

Bill 47 — Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018   — is set to take effect Jan. 1, 2019, and Toronto employment lawyer Ellen Low  says there are many ... Read more

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Employment legislation switch leaves lawyers, HR consultants scrambling

Employment law in Ontario has become more politicized than ever following the passage of recent legislation, Toronto employment lawyer  Doug MacLeod     tells  ... Read more

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Tips for managing your online reputation

Negative comments or social media posts can have a significant impact on a person’s career path, and understanding how to protect yourself is critical, Toronto employment ... Read more

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Medical marijuana and workplace intoxication

By Bram Lecker and Jordan Reiner  Marijuana is now legal in Canada. As planned, Bill C-45 (The Cannabis Act ) became law on October 17, 2018. And with it, Canadian ... Read more

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Understanding termination and severance packages

Compensation packages are not meant as an entitlement for years of service once a job ends, but rather as financial protection until replacement work can be secured, says ... Read more

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Plan ahead to ensure office holiday party is festive — and safe

Office holiday parties are meant to be fun events to foster a collegial environment, but they can turn into disasters for employers who fail to plan adequately, Markham, ... Read more

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