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Seek legal advice, take your time with severance offers

Terminated employees should not feel pressured into accepting a severance package, says Vaughan labour and employment lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman . Zeilikman, principal ... Read more

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Employers have duty to act before workplace bullying starts: Low

In the final instalment of a two-part series on bullying at work, Toronto employment lawyer Ellen Low discusses employer obligations and the results of a recent study. ... Read more

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Recourse for employees who aren’t paid on time

Toronto employment lawyer  Mackenzie Irwin  says employees who aren’t being paid on time have a number of options to remedy the situation. Although suing the ... Read more

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Seasons change and so do employment laws

By Stuart Rudner Employers will be forgiven if they are tired of hearing about “changes to employment laws.” As Rudner Law discussed in our  2018 Year in ... Read more

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Tread carefully with non-competition clauses: Hawryliw

Employers should take care when drawing up non-competition clauses because they can be difficult to enforce, says Barrie employment lawyer Scott Hawryliw . “The reason ... Read more

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Nova Scotia human rights board awards nearly $600,000 for racist discrimination

HALIFAX — A human rights board has ordered the City of Halifax to pay almost $600,000 in damages after a former bus mechanic suffered racist discrimination. ... Read more

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The termination letter: Lecker

By Bram Lecker and Jordan Reiner If you have just  lost your job , do not sign the termination letter or release until an employment lawyer has ... Read more

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Ontario’s new employer-friendly employment laws

By Doug MacLeod Some recent changes in the law make Ontario’s employment laws more employer-friendly – especially for small businesses. This blog discusses ... Read more

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Medical cannabis use at work – know the facts

When it comes to the use of medicinal cannabis at work, there’s still a great deal of misinformation concerning employee rights and employer obligations, says Toronto ... Read more

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OCA confirms false allegations of cause can be costly

By Laura Williams Ontario’s Court of Appeal has upheld the trial court decision in  this case , which we initially blogged about  here ,  sending a ... Read more

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Osgoode Law certificate course a hit with HR professionals

When Osgoode Professional Development saw the need for a certificate course to allow human resources specialists to develop a more thorough understanding of employment law, ... Read more

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Criminal case offers lessons on workplace privacy

A criminal decision by the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) offers valuable guidance to both employers and employees about workplace privacy, Toronto labour and employment ... Read more

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Slap across the face gets plaintiff $65,000

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge, in a motion for default judgment, had the following fact situation: The plaintiff, a 73-year-old female clerk with 19 ... Read more

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It's essential to keep up with changes on labour front: Williams

“Seismic” changes in workplace law mean employers must stay informed to stay ahead, Markham-based employment lawyer  Laura Williams  tells  ... Read more

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New changes to the Employment Standards Act: Bill 66

By Christopher Achkar Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2019 has just received Royal Assent on April 3, 2019. Schedule 9 of Bill 66 addresses matters ... Read more

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Phillips to share insights on medical cannabis use and privacy at work

Toronto employment lawyer  Amelia Phillips  will host a webinar for employers and employees on medical cannabis use and privacy at work. Phillips, associate with  ... Read more

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Despite #MeToo, workplace sexual harassment persists: Ray-Ellis

Though the #MeToo movement raised awareness around sexual harassment and violence, women have gained little ground when it comes to these issues in the workplace, says ... Read more

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Domestic abuse victims entitled to workplace leaves

Provincially regulated employers in Ontario must accommodate employees who request time off due to the domestic or sexual violence they are experiencing at home, Toronto ... Read more

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Bullying a fired worker comes with consequences: Pluto

Bullying a worker after they have been fired in an attempt to thwart a wrongful termination suit can be a costly mistake, Toronto civil litigator  Maija Pluto  tells ... Read more

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Trust, integrity go a long way in work relationships

The ongoing SNC-Lavalin affair could have been stopped in its tracks with a swift and genuine apology from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Toronto employment lawyer  Kevin ... Read more

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