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Theft motivated by addiction not necessarily a firing offence

Toronto employment lawyer  Stephen Moreau  says a recent arbitration ruling provided a "significant win" for his client and sets in motion guidelines established by ... Read more

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How important are the deadlines in your severance package?

By Doug MacLeod You are terminated from your job and your employer offers you a severance package. They give you one week to sign the offer and ask that you sign a full ... Read more

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Importance of community service emphasized at Rudner Law

Community service is a crucial part of Rudner Law's identity, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator  Stuart Rudner  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . In late ... Read more

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Low helps employers sort out confusion around Bill 47

Bill 47 — Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018   — is set to take effect Jan. 1, 2019, and Toronto employment lawyer Ellen Low  says there are many ... Read more

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Employment legislation switch leaves lawyers, HR consultants scrambling

Employment law in Ontario has become more politicized than ever following the passage of recent legislation, Toronto employment lawyer  Doug MacLeod     tells  ... Read more

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Tips for managing your online reputation

Negative comments or social media posts can have a significant impact on a person’s career path, and understanding how to protect yourself is critical, Toronto employment ... Read more

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Medical marijuana and workplace intoxication

By Bram Lecker and Jordan Reiner  Marijuana is now legal in Canada. As planned, Bill C-45 (The Cannabis Act ) became law on October 17, 2018. And with it, Canadian ... Read more

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Understanding termination and severance packages

Compensation packages are not meant as an entitlement for years of service once a job ends, but rather as financial protection until replacement work can be secured, says ... Read more

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Plan ahead to ensure office holiday party is festive — and safe

Office holiday parties are meant to be fun events to foster a collegial environment, but they can turn into disasters for employers who fail to plan adequately, Markham, ... Read more

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Once resignation accepted by employer, employee cannot resile

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge had a situation where an employee gave her employer four months’ notice of her resignation because she did not want to be ... Read more

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Unfounded allegations against dismissed employees can be costly

By Laura Williams Dismissing an employee from their position can be one of the most challenging aspects of workplace management faced by employers. When an employer ... Read more

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Valuing employee pensions in wrongful dismissal cases

By Doug MacLeod A long service, older worker is terminated. Under the terms of the individual’s pension plan, the employer is not permitted to continue his ... Read more

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No absolute right to smoke medical pot on the job

A recent human rights ruling shows there are limits on an employee’s right to smoke medical marijuana on the job, Vaughan labour and employment lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman ... Read more

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Cross-examination by video conferencing: still the exception

By Amelia Phillips Under what circumstances can a witness be compelled to attend cross-examination outside of the jurisdiction in which he/she lives versus, say, by video ... Read more

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Comprehensive drug, alcohol policy serves employers best: Rudner

Employers should ensure they have an effective, realistic drug and alcohol policy rather than trying to create one specifically for cannabis, Toronto employment lawyer and ... Read more

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Getting up to speed on pot laws

Now that recreational cannabis is legal, employers should be familiar with how regulations will affect their workplaces, Toronto employment lawyer Christopher Achkar tells The ... Read more

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Off-duty conduct can impact your job security

Workers’ off-duty activities could get them fired, Toronto employment lawyer Kevin Marshall tells AdvocateDaily.com . Marshall, principal of Kevin Marshall Personal ... Read more

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Happy Holi-daze – an update on social host liability

By Mackenzie Irwin As we head into the holiday season, many employers will be hosting holiday parties for their employees. With the recent legalization of cannabis and a new ... Read more

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Terminated employees have a duty to mitigate

To secure an enhanced severance package, a terminated employee has to demonstrate they have taken adequate steps to find another job, says Toronto employment lawyer  Matthew ... Read more

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Arbitration underutilized in employment law: Rudner

Arbitration gives the parties to an employment dispute the chance to create their own specialized court, employment lawyer, mediator and arbitrator  Stuart Rudner ... Read more

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