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Inquiry to probe systemic issues in care facilities

One of the most agonizing decisions people face is admitting a family member into a long-term care facility, Toronto workplace violence and elder abuse consultant  Denise ... Read more

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Due process vital for claims of workplace sexual harassment

The rapid-fire pace of social media posts around the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have brought changes around workplace sexual harassment, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator ... Read more

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New legislation will make it easier to organize unions

New legislation giving trade unions access to employee contact information will make it easier for them to organize bargaining units, says Vaughan labour and employment ... Read more

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OHSA penalties, chronic mental stress benefit transition provisions

By Laura Williams On Dec. 14, 2017, Bill 177, the  Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017  received Royal Assent and became law in Ontario. Bill ... Read more

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Koster has seen it all during three decades in workplace violence

Toronto workplace violence and elder abuse consultant  Denise Koster , has been gripped by the ongoing harassment and sex assault scandals spreading across the entertainment ... Read more

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Decisions on termination clauses inconsistent: MacLeod

Ontario courts need to provide more clarity when examining the language in termination clauses so employees and employers can get a better idea of what will be enforced and what ... Read more

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Decision wrongly links punitive and moral damages to income

A record award in favour of a fired executive sends the wrong message about punitive and moral damages, Toronto employment mediator and arbitrator  Barry B. Fisher ... Read more

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Budding office romances can create thorny issues for employers

Office romances may be more common and less taboo than in the past, but they pose multiple risks and the lines between personal and professional interaction need to be clear, ... Read more

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No bans necessary on office romances

Even in the #MeToo era, employers should steer clear of bans on office romance, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner tells AdvocateDaily.com . Rudner, ... Read more

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To settle or not to settle: that is the question

Deciding when to settle and when to litigate hinges on a client's unique circumstances, says Toronto employment and human rights lawyer Christopher Achkar . “To settle ... Read more

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21 years at Company A + 1.7 years at Company B = 10 months’ notice

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the Master in Chambers had a situation where an employee of 21 years was recruited by a headhunter to join the defendant. The job ... Read more

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'Fixer' Peter Israel settles employment law cases

Despite coming relatively late to the game, Toronto employment mediator Peter Israel immediately took to his new field. “I’ve always been a fixer; that’s ... Read more

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Various legal options for employees facing harassment

Victims of workplace harassment should feel empowered to seek legal help, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator  Stuart Rudner  tells  AdvocateDaily.com ... Read more

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Tim Hortons franchisees failed to stay ahead of Bill 148 changes

Some Ontario Tim Hortons franchisees can be held up as examples of what not to do when approaching Bill 148-related workplace changes, Toronto employment lawyer Miriam Anbar ... Read more

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OCA ruling on termination pay 'stark warning' to employers

A recent Court of Appeal ruling is a “stark warning” to employers to be vigilant when drafting employment agreements, Toronto civil litigator Bruce Baron tells ... Read more

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OCA upholds ESA related termination clause

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the court was faced with the following termination clause: The Company’s policy with respect to termination is that employment ... Read more

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‘Culture of acceptance’ key with mental health issues at work

Employers should create a culture of acceptance within the workplace that makes it easier for employees to disclose mental health and other concerns, Toronto employment ... Read more

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Government trying to shift blame amid criticism of ESA changes: Marshall

A large increase in Ontario’s minimum wage on Jan. 1 and the hiring of more investigators by the government to ensure employers aren’t violating the law, are solely ... Read more

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The duty to accommodate and frustration of an employment contract

By Laura Williams Appropriately accommodating an employee’s disability is often a challenging task for employers. It is often difficult to determine at what point ... Read more

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Employer’s duty to accommodate illness and disability

By Bram Lecker and Ian Hurley An employer’s duty to accommodate The human condition is such that anyone can suffer an illness or become disabled at any time. It ... Read more

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