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Temporary layoff law widely misunderstood

Many businesses and their employees have a poor understanding of Ontario’s temporary layoff laws, Vaughan labour and employment lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman ... Read more

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Employment law gives Marshall an outlet for advocacy passion

Long before entering the legal profession, Toronto employment lawyer Kathryn Marshall was passionate about advocacy. “I was definitely one of those students ... Read more

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Best timing for mediation varies by case: Rudner

The best time for mediation in an employment dispute depends on the circumstances of the case, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner  tells  ... Read more

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When can an employer terminate for cause?

Just-cause terminations are a potential money saver for employers, but only if they’re done properly, says Toronto labour, employment, and human rights lawyer  ... Read more

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Overtime claims could prove costly for employers

While it may be common for employees to check their work emails before or after office hours, employers should clearly set out when workers should be logged on, or risk costly ... Read more

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‘Courtesy calls’ and enforceability of non-solicitation clauses

By Laura Williams Employers regularly include restrictive covenants, such as non-solicitation clauses and non-competition clauses, in employment ... Read more

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Seminars to review significant human rights, labour law issues

Employers will have an opportunity to learn more about the impact of changes to the legal landscape on workplaces this October during two seminars, Toronto employment ... Read more

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Appeal court unnecessarily complicates law on mitigation: Fisher

Ripple effects are being felt from an Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) decision that needlessly complicated the calculation of mitigation income, says Toronto employment mediator and ... Read more

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Fired and your union won’t help? Options to consider

By Nicole Simes If you are a unionized employee who has been fired, you may be desperately searching for legal advice on how to proceed. Unlike non-unionized employees ... Read more

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Companies risk exposure with botched workplace investigations

Harassment in the workplace affects all genders and employers have a duty to ensure they’re protecting the well-being of their workers, says Ottawa employment lawyer  ... Read more

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Sale of business and the effect on employees

By Stuart Rudner If a business is sold and the new owner keeps the employees, have they entered into a new contract of employment? This is a question that we are asked all ... Read more

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Smart policy development may encourage reporting

One of the difficulties employers face with respect to mitigating the risks of sexual misconduct in the workplace are the barriers to the offending behaviours being reported, ... Read more

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Legal analytics lets lawyers cut down on ‘grunt work’

Legal analytical software can cut a firm’s research time by 75 per cent, Toronto employment lawyer  Stephen Moreau tells the Canadian Bar Association’s ... Read more

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An end to legislated age discrimination?

By Nicole Simes Employees in Ontario are retiring later than ever. Life expectancies have consistently risen and people now work into their sixties and seventies in ... Read more

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Weed at work: what employers need to know

Changes to Canada's drug laws won’t allow employees to be impaired at work any more than they did before legalization, but employers may have to accommodate workers who ... Read more

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How not to work with your mediator

Counsel for both parties involved in an employment dispute can make or break the chances of settlement with their approach to mediation, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator ... Read more

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Employees’ rights and the legalization of cannabis

By Nicole Simes On October 17, 2018,  Bill C-45 ,  (the Cannabis Act ) is scheduled to take effect. In essence, this bill will make smoking or ingesting ... Read more

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Key mistakes to avoid for success in mediation

Mandatory mediation in some jurisdictions in Ontario coupled with the desire to find an alternative to the litigation process means more people are using mediation to resolve ... Read more

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Court weighs in on scope of release and settlement documentation

By Laura Williams In a recent decision, the Superior Court of Justice weighed in on the scope of release and settlement documentation as it pertains to workplace sexual ... Read more

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Terminate sick or pregnant workers at your peril

Firing a worker on a protected leave is an extremely risky proposition, Toronto employment lawyer  Matthew Wise  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Wise, a partner ... Read more

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