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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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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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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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Province's holiday pay reversal good news for employers

Toronto employment lawyer  Deborah Howden says her clients are pleasantly surprised by the provincial government’s reversal on the calculation of public holiday pay. ... Read more

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Court sets out four elements to set aside a release

By Barry B. Fisher In this matter , the judge had a case where a manager sought to set aside a release that she had signed upon being terminated with allegations of just ... Read more

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Bill 3, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 passes into law

By Laura Williams Bill 3, the  Pay Transparency Act, 2018  (the Act), has completed the Ontario legislative process and will receive Royal Assent and become ... Read more

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Looking to revoke an employee’s work from home agreement?

By Stuart Rudner   As technology advances, many companies are open to giving their employees the flexibility to work from home. But what happens when you want to start ... Read more

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Successor employers: your company has changed hands

By Bram Lecker  and Simon Pelsmakher What happens to your employment after your company changes ownership? The new owners are called successor employers and ... Read more

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The latest on the legality of random drug and alcohol testing

By Doug MacLeod In 2013, the issue of whether an employer can unilaterally implement random drug testing was addressed by the  Supreme Court of Canada . Bottom ... Read more

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A workplace policy on employees reporting colleagues' impairment

Employers should consider a workplace policy calling for employees to report a co-worker's suspected impairment, even though there is no legislative requirement to do so, ... Read more

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