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Reviewing a severance package: what to expect

By Doug MacLeod You have just been terminated. You have been given a week or so to accept a severance package but you don’t know if it is fair. That is where we come ... Read more

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Fired while ill?

By Bram Lecker and Simon Pelsmakher For most of us, a secure job is one of the most important pillars in our life. It is a mainstay to financial security. Our employment laws ... Read more

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Bill 174 (the Cannabis Act) — marijuana at the workplace

By Christopher Achkar The topic of marijuana at the workplace is of particular importance nowadays. On July 1, 2018, the Canadian government plans to introduce an ... Read more

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Court orders wide financial disclosure in dismissal case

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the master had a situation where the dispute centred around the basis for how the employer could alter the plaintiff’s commission ... Read more

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Tort of harassment a new arrow in terminated employee's quiver

The tort of harassment is just the latest in a variety of avenues that courts have given employees to claim against their former employers, Toronto employment lawyer  Doug ... Read more

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Employer’s guide to sexual harassment complaints

In the first instalment of a three-part series, Ottawa employment lawyer Ella Forbes-Chilibeck explores key considerations for employers when dealing with complaints of ... Read more

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Flexibility key to good mediation

Choosing the right mediator enhances the chance of settlement for both sides of a dispute, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Government reverses Bill 148 public holiday pay changes

By Laura Williams On May 7, 2018, the Ontario government passed a new regulation under the  Employment Standards Act, 2000  (the ESA) that will reverse the changes ... Read more

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Employers should tread lightly with bullying allegations

Employers must proceed with caution when it comes to allegations of bullying and harassment in the workplace, says Toronto employment and human rights lawyer Christopher Achkar ... Read more

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Will new law eliminate Ontario's gender wage gap?

A recent Conference Board of Canada report confirms what many working women have long known— there is a significant gender wage gap in the province, with women earning just ... Read more

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Howden to speak at Six-Minute Employment Lawyer event

Toronto employment lawyer Deborah Howden will share her insights on trends in employment law at the upcoming Six-Minute Employment Lawyer 2018 event, hosted by the Law Society ... Read more

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Toronto lawyer Doug MacLeod seeks seat in University-Rosedale

Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod  has never been a member of any political party — in fact, until he threw his hat into the ring for the June 7 Ontario election, ... Read more

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Eldercare accommodation requests on the rise

Employers should prepare themselves for a spike in accommodation requests from employees with elderly family members due to Canada’s aging population, Windsor employment ... Read more

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Wright retained to argue appeal for proposed Uber driver class action

The Uber driver who launched a proposed $400-million class action against the global ride-sharing app is appealing an Ontario judge’s decision to stay the lawsuit, says ... Read more

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Wrongful dismissal ruling a warning for employers

A recent wrongful dismissal lawsuit that imposed stiff moral and punitive damages against a major retailer could have a "significant impact" on future settlements, says ... Read more

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Employment law suits problem-solver Wise

With a penchant for problem-solving, Toronto employment lawyer Matthew Wise says he knows he found his calling by helping people deal with workplace issues. ... Read more

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Due process disappearing for the publicly shamed

Due process has become a thing of the past for people who are publicly shamed when allegations go viral, Toronto employment lawyer Natalie MacDonald tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Webinar will help employers get up to speed on legalized marijuana

Employers will need help coming to grips with the implications of legalized marijuana, Toronto employment lawyer  Miriam Anbar  tells  AdvocateDaily.com .   ... Read more

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Employers should rethink no-reference policy: Rudner

There is no good reason for an employer to have a policy against providing references, and in fact, it will usually be in an organization’s best interests to help a former ... Read more

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$75,000 human rights damages award should have been higher

The owner of a tattoo parlour is lucky he didn’t have to pay more than the $75,000 ordered by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO), says Toronto employment ... Read more

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