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Commission sales agents – employee or contractor?

By Bram Lecker  and Simon Pelsmakher Commission sales agents Do you know someone who perpetually has a pen in their left shirt pocket, a joke on their tongue and an ... Read more

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‘Weinstein effect’ behind uptick in sexual misconduct complaints

When sexual abuse allegations directed at Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein first came to light in October — leading to a tsunami of complaints against powerful men ... Read more

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Privilege in workplace investigations

By Laura Williams Workplace investigations are key in many areas of human resources law. Employers may conduct a workplace investigation because they have a legal obligation ... Read more

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Due process sometimes lost in rush to address harassment

Employers must work hard to ensure due process is followed when allegations of sexual harassment come to light, Toronto employment lawyer  Miriam Anbar  tells  ... Read more

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Doug’s year-end rant

By Doug MacLeod Earlier this week I concluded that the rule of law no longer applies in many Ontario workplaces. The epiphany hit me when I was meeting with the managing ... Read more

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Respond promptly to union proceedings and correspondence: Zeilikman

When it comes to certain communication with a union, the best practice for an employer is to answer correspondence promptly, says Vaughan labour and employment lawyer Arthur ... Read more

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Employers will need counsel on sweeping changes to law

Toronto personal injury and employment lawyer Kevin Marshall tells AdvocateDaily.com that both employers and employees should brush up on changes coming in January 2018 under ... Read more

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SCC decision asserts two key labour law truths

A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision reaffirms two important realities of labour law, Toronto employment lawyer Anatoly Dvorkin writes in The Lawyer’s Daily ... Read more

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Working efficiently with your lawyer

By Stuart Rudner Our lawyers  are here to help you. We want to do so efficiently and cost-effectively. However, we have seen some clients unwittingly hamper their own ... Read more

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The devil is in the details of employment contracts

Employers must ensure their contracts are clear and in compliance with the Employment Standards Act (ESA) or risk the courts coming down on the side of employees when there is a ... Read more

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WSIB finalizes operational policy on chronic mental stress

By Laura Williams When the Ontario government passed  Bill 127, the Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017  (Bill 127) in May 2017, it ... Read more

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Is your organization compliant with AODA? It should be — here’s why

By Doug MacLeod Did you know that employers with 20 or more employees are required to file a report with the Ontario government confirming they have complied with their ... Read more

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Employers need to understand new obligations under Bill 148

Employers will have to update their employment contracts to keep pace with the changes that accompany the  Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act , Toronto labour and employment ... Read more

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Making electronic discovery work: Rudner

When it comes to making electronic discovery work in litigation, it’s important for both sides to consult with one another early on in the process, Toronto-area employment ... Read more

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Top 10 employment law developments in 2017

By Doug MacLeod In 2017, the provincial legislature and Ontario judges continued to change Ontario’s employment laws. These changes resulted in higher payroll costs and ... Read more

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‘Tis the season to be fired

By Bram Lecker Everyone is imbued with the holiday spirit this time of year. Everyone it seems, except large corporate employers. In our experience during the festive season, ... Read more

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Hehr apologizes, pledges to do better after new complaint from Calgary mom

OTTAWA — Disabilities Minister Kent Hehr admitted to sometimes being "brash'' and "inappropriate'' after a fresh complaint of disrespect surfaced — this one ... Read more

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Bill 148: new changes to workplace legislation

By Christopher Achkar Employment and labour law change dynamically through case law and legislation, and recent reforms within Ontario have taken employers by storm. These ... Read more

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Nuanced right to refuse for provincially regulated workers

Provincial law takes a more nuanced approach than its federal counterpart when it comes to unsafe work conditions, Toronto employment lawyer  Bram Lecker tells  ... Read more

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ESA changes will mean higher costs for condo corporations

Condominium corporations should start factoring increased labour costs into their budgets as amendments to Ontario's Employment Standards Act come into effect in the new year, ... Read more

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