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Class action fails due to arbitration clause

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge was faced with a motion by the defendants to stay a class action seeking to declare drivers as employees for the purposes of the ... Read more

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Income from second job can be mitigation

By Stuart Rudner and Anique Dublin It is trite to say that dismissed employees have a duty to mitigate their damages by seeking replacement employment. But what happens if ... Read more

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Taking sick leave

By Bram Lecker  and Simon Pelsmakher Most employees wear their attendance record like a badge of honour. It symbolizes their work ethic and loyalty to their employer. ... Read more

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Employee vs. contractor at heart of proposed class action

A proposed class-action lawsuit against a Toronto-based private high school could help clarify the employee/contractor debate, Toronto employment lawyer  Stephen Moreau ... Read more

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Companies must focus on eliminating all workplace abuse: Howden

People have an infinite capacity for ruining their own careers, and sometimes do so by inappropriate sexting — sending sexual messages, photos or videos via their ... Read more

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Making the most of your first meeting with a lawyer

When clients contact a lawyer for legal advice after they've lost their job, it's important to have certain documents and communications in order, says Vancouver ... Read more

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Employers fail to investigate at their own peril

By Stuart Rudner The #metoo movement should not change employers’ response to allegations of harassment: investigate before penalizing Although he would ... Read more

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Independent contractor misclassification can prove costly

A $20-million proposed class action brought against a private school by a number of its former sessional teachers highlights the importance of consulting an employment lawyer ... Read more

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WSIB changes slipping under employers' radar

Many employers are unaware of recent changes to Ontario’s workplace compensation laws pertaining to work-related mental health challenges, Markham, Ont.-based employment ... Read more

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Why you need to periodically review your employment contract

By Doug MacLeod A well-drafted  employment contract  is the best employment law investment an employer can make. It protects an employer from significant ... Read more

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OCA to decide if hospital’s insurer must defend nurse’s alleged breach

How insurers cover health practitioners in actions involving privacy breaches hinges on an Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) hearing slated for March, Toronto employment lawyer  ... Read more

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Steep learning curve for employers following passage of Bill 148

Organizations face a “steep learning curve” to get up to speed on their obligations under Bill 148, the  Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 , Markham, ... Read more

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Political protests at work tricky terrain for employers

Employers must tread a fine line when disciplining an employee for political protests or expressions, Markham, Ont.-based employment lawyer  Laura Williams  writes in ... Read more

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Koster to offer insights on workplace investigations

Toronto workplace violence and elder abuse specialist  Denise Koster  will review best practices for conducting thorough, unbiased and comprehensive workplace ... Read more

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#MeToo movement can be quick to judgment

The #MeToo movement has been instrumental in bringing to light numerous instances of sexual abuse and harassment that might not otherwise have been reported, says Toronto ... Read more

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N.S. appeal court 'vindicates' cardiologist

A recent finding from the highest court in Nova Scotia "completely vindicates" a Halifax cardiologist who successfully sued the former Capital District Health Authority after her ... Read more

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‘In accordance with ESA’ not good enough to oust reasonable notice

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the Court of Appeal of Alberta dealt with a clause that said that upon termination the employee would only receive the notice “in ... Read more

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Pre-litigation mediation an underappreciated tool

Early mediation can save parties the hassle and expense of a trip to court, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator  Kumail Karimjee tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Blind selection versus quotas to promote diversity

A proposed amendment that would require companies to set internal targets to increase under-represented groups on boards of directors raises a much bigger issue around how to ... Read more

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Officer’s discipline could discourage other complaints

A Toronto Police Service decision to dock a female officer eight hours’ pay for being part of sexually explicit online group chats will discourage other officers from ... Read more

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