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Building better workplaces free from sexual harassment

In the final instalment of a three-part series, Ottawa employment lawyer Ella Forbes-Chilibeck explores lessons learned from sexual harassment complaints to help employers ... Read more

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Background check reforms make employers' lives easier

A new law limiting what can be turned over in police background checks will make employers’ lives easier, Toronto employment lawyer  Deborah Howden tells ... Read more

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Frustration does not apply when employer refuses employee other jobs

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , Justice Conway, on appeal, had the following situation: [The respondent] worked for [the appellant] at its [casino] for 10 years, ... Read more

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Hawryliw brings business background to commercial litigation

Barrie commercial litigation and employment lawyer Scott Hawryliw wants to do law differently. Hawryliw founded SRH Litigation in 2018 after a number of years practising ... Read more

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New OCA decision on the enforceability of termination clauses

By Laura Williams The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released a new decision on the enforceability of termination clauses that sheds light on the proper interpretation ... Read more

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OSC awards $100K punitive, $25K moral damages to president

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge awarded 19 months' notice to a 54-year-old president making $289,000/year with 11 years’ service. However, the ... Read more

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Employers 'concerned' about navigating cannabis legalization

Employers are expressing a great deal of apprehension about how the legalization of cannabis will impact the workplace, Toronto employment and human rights lawyer Nicole Simes ... Read more

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Worker misclassification comes at a price

In the final instalment of a three-part series on the differences between employee and contractor, Toronto litigator Stefan Rosenbaum discusses filing a claim with the Ministry ... Read more

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Is an employee entitled to their pre-leave job when they return?

By Stuart Rudner   Employers are often challenged with return-to-work cases. It can be difficult for employers to balance their right to a productive workplace with a ... Read more

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Employers infringe free expression at their peril

Employers should not concern themselves with the personal viewpoints of their workers, Toronto employment lawyer  Kevin Marshall tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Guidelines for conducting unbiased workplace investigations

In the second instalment of a three-part series, Ottawa employment lawyer Ella Forbes-Chilibeck provides guidance to employers on how to conduct workplace investigations. ... Read more

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New personal emergency leave rules create headaches for employers

Employers are entitled to be confused about Ontario’s new personal emergency leave (PEL) rules, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner tells ... Read more

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Unpaid internships create legal and PR risks for employers

Employers may be liable for Employment Standards Act (ESA) violations even if their summer interns agree to work for free, Toronto labour, employment and human rights ... Read more

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Ontario plans scrapping minimum wage hike for income tax credit

The election of Doug Ford as Ontario’s new premier will have a direct impact on a large number of employees, particularly those in lower-income brackets who rely on the ... Read more

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Forbes-Chilibeck to lead training session on workplace harassment

Ottawa employment lawyer  Ella Forbes-Chilibeck  will lead a training program on the application of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act  (OHSA) ... Read more

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Decision shows HRTO ready to tackle age discrimination cases

A Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) decision on age discrimination could be the first of many, Hamilton human rights and employment lawyer Jennifer Zdriluk tells  ... Read more

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Five questions to ask when hiring employment lawyers in Ontario

By Christopher Achkar Selecting an employment lawyer can be a daunting task. There are quite a few out there these days but only a few with the know-how required to represent ... Read more

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Increasing damages for sexual assault in the workplace

By Nicole Simes On average, damages awarded to an employee for a breach of the  Human Rights Code , remain relatively low, typically $10,000 to $15,000. The ... Read more

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Axing 'work from home' agreement significant change to job terms

In today’s work culture where alternative arrangements and flexible hours are becoming increasingly common, revoking an employee’s ability to work from home may be ... Read more

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Growing relationship between employment, LTD law

Recent case law around long-term disability (LTD) insurance highlights the growing intersection between employment and disability law principles, Barrie-area personal injury and ... Read more

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