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Landmark moral damages decision continues to make waves

Almost a year on from a landmark ruling on moral and punitive damages, the reverberations continue to be felt, Toronto employment lawyer  Natalie MacDonald  tells  ... Read more

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Uncertainty over termination clauses breeds employment litigation

Contradictory case law over the enforceability of termination clauses makes them one of the most-litigated parts of the employment contract, Toronto employment lawyer ... Read more

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Bullying-related constructive dismissal claims hard to prove

Plaintiffs who alleged they were constructively dismissed as a result of workplace bullying face an uphill battle proving their case in court, Toronto litigator  Stefan ... Read more

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When employers can require an IME as part of the duty to accommodate

By Amelia Phillips In this case , the applicant was superintendent of schools at a school board. He had worked at the board (and its predecessor) since 1975. In 2010, the ... Read more

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Court clarifies law on employee’s right to rescind resignation

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision involving a woman who provided her employer with written notice of retirement only to rescind it a month later offers overdue clarity on ... Read more

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MacLeod Law Firm adds new associate

Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod  tells AdvocateDaily.com  that an increase in the firm’s caseload and a growing clientele has made it necessary for him ... Read more

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Moreau files class action against TV production company

A $45-million lawsuit has been launched against the production company that makes a number of popular TV programs — including Property Brothers — alleging ... Read more

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An employee is not entitled to retract an accepted resignation

By Laura Williams For employees who resign from their positions and whose resignation is accepted, the decision is final. In this case , the Ontario Superior Court of ... Read more

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A benefit of working past 65: employee benefits must continue

By Doug MacLeod A recent human rights decision may result in Ontario employers paying higher premiums for group employee benefit plans. The employee was a secondary ... Read more

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Legal review of severance may result in better package

Terminated employees may be leaving money on the table if they accept a severance package without having it reviewed by counsel, Toronto employment lawyer  Matthew Wise ... Read more

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Karimjee to co-chair LSO's 19th annual Employment Law Summit

On Oct. 30 , Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Kumail Karimjee will co-chair the Law Society of Ontario’s Employment Law Summit. Now in its 19th year, this ... Read more

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Court of Appeal clarifies the law surrounding mass terminations

By Laura Williams In a recent case , the Ontario Court of Appeal clarified an employer’s obligations under the  Employment Standards Act, 2000  (the ESA) ... Read more

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Human Rights Commission releases updated policy before pot legalization

Ontario's Human Rights Commission is trying to adopt a balanced approach to protecting the rights of both employers and employees in regard to marijuana use in the workplace, ... Read more

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Evaluative mediation not for the faint of heart

Don’t expect Toronto employment law mediators Barry B. Fisher or  Peter Israel to act as mere messengers between parties at your mediation. ... Read more

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Unpaid suspensions: clarification on the law

By Laura Williams A recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal has refined the law on administrative suspensions and, particularly, when such a suspension constitutes a ... Read more

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Williams HR Law recognized as law boutique of the year

The Canadian HR Awards recently named Williams HR Law as Labour and Employment Law Boutique of the Year — an accolade which Markham, Ont.-based employment lawyer Laura ... Read more

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Age discrimination: cutting off benefits at 65

By Bram Lecker  and Kimberley Sebag When the new millennium arrived, the Ontario government was put on notice, like many others across the western world. A massive ... Read more

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Stuart Rudner's media roundup

Toronto-area employment lawyer Stuart Rudner is frequently called upon by the media to be a trusted source for their news stories, particularly for his focus on ... Read more

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Israel to share insights on employment law mediation

Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Peter Israel  will share his insights on employment law mediation at the 19 th  annual Employment Law Summit in Toronto. ... Read more

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Stuart Rudner recognized as legal influencer in Canadian employment law by Lexology

Toronto lawyer Stuart Rudner has been recognized as a Legal Influencer in Canadian employment law in the first Lexology Awards, announced Oct. 3. Relying on a bespoke ... Read more

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