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Data security and privacy too low on priority lists: Rudner

Advances in technology can be a double-edged sword for companies and their employees, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator  Stuart Rudner  tells  ... Read more

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Legislative changes heighten occupational health and safety issues

Health and safety are becoming more prominent concerns for employers, regardless of the types of workplaces they operate, Toronto employment lawyer  Doug MacLeod tells  ... Read more

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Clients grateful for tough-talking Ray-Ellis

Clients should expect a reality check and not the usual niceties when they hire Toronto employment lawyer Soma Ray-Ellis . Ray-Ellis, partner and chair of the employment and ... Read more

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Different challenges arise for those fired in union, non-union workplaces

Defending a terminated employee comes with different challenges when dealing with union and non-union workplaces, Vaughan labour and employment lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman ... Read more

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Circumstances of hiring can lead to long reasonable notice periods

By Laura Williams Employment relationships, like most relationships, typically start off with the best of intentions in both parties’ minds. Unfortunately, the ... Read more

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Provinces failing to recognize dependent contractors: MacDonald

The challenge of how to define employees and independent contractors is a significant public and national issue that requires resolution, Toronto employment lawyer  Natalie ... Read more

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Employers could face punitive damages for ‘egregious’ behaviour

Companies that dismiss employees by claiming they were guilty of a serious crime such as fraud better have the evidence to support that assertion, or they may face significant ... Read more

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Social media do’s and don’ts for job hunters

Most working Canadians are active on social media, but they may be unaware that prospective employers could be viewing their online activity, Toronto employment lawyer Amelia ... Read more

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Refusal to accept recall after illegal layoff failure to mitigate

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge assessed the notice period for a 50-year-old health and training specialist with 23.5 years service at 18 months. The ... Read more

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Wrongful dismissal: recent case law increases legal uncertainty

By Doug MacLeod Recently, it has become increasingly difficult for employment lawyers to assess an employer’s potential legal liability in connection with an ... Read more

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The non-compete clause and employee poaching

By Bram Lecker and Kimberley Sebag Employers commonly include a non-compete clause in their offers of employment. Legally, the non-compete clause is referred to ... Read more

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Employers must exercise caution in for-cause terminations

Companies that try to avoid paying proper severance by claiming “just cause” when they terminate the employment of long-term staff members are taking a big financial ... Read more

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Ontario Divisional Court offers another take on termination clauses

By Laura Williams A series of Ontario decisions in 2017 and 2018 demonstrated that termination clauses are tricky business! Many employers include termination clauses in ... Read more

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Can your employer ask for passwords to your social media accounts?

By Amelia Phillips The  Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act  (PIPEDA) is the federal privacy law for private-sector ... Read more

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Build fair dispute resolution plans into employment contracts: Rudner

Dispute resolution clauses are a productive method of ensuring that employment-related disputes can be resolved efficiently and effectively — provided they’re properly ... Read more

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The fine line between bullying and firm leadership

Bullying can be very clear to those on the receiving end, but employees are often unable to recognize it in the workplace, says Toronto employment lawyer Christopher ... Read more

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Federal Court approves settlement with moms denied extra EI benefits

Toronto employment lawyer  Stephen Moreau is “thrilled” that the Federal Court has approved a multimillion-dollar class-action settlement launched by people ... Read more

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Four signs that sexual harassment is creating a toxic workplace

If an organization has become toxic by enabling sexual harassment to thrive, it will require time and effort to fix, says Bay Ryley , founder and president ... Read more

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Employee vs. contractor at heart of class action

With the courts being asked to take another look at the employee vs. contractor debate, Toronto employment lawyer  Kumail Karimjee  tells  Law Times ... Read more

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New developments on the doctrine of frustration

By Laura Williams In two 2018 decisions, Canadian courts considered the boundaries of the doctrine of frustration. Frustration occurs when two parties can no longer meet ... Read more

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