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Right to disconnect could benefit employers, employees

A legislated “right to disconnect” could yield benefits for employers, Toronto employment lawyer  Sean O’Donnell  tells AdvocateDaily.com . The CBC ... Read more

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Bankruptcy muddies the waters for employees seeking severance

Employees could be substantially out of pocket if their employer goes bankrupt, says Toronto employment lawyer  Bram Lecker . Under the Employment Standards Act , there ... Read more

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Low helps clients navigate changing employment law waters

Toronto employment lawyer Ellen Low  brings calm to clients amid the storm of legislative changes impacting her practice area. “For better or worse, the law tends ... Read more

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Human rights decision a potential game-changer for older workers, employers

A Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario decision on age discrimination could significantly boost employers’ labour costs if it is eventually decided by the Supreme ... Read more

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Police record checks – new law on background checks

By Stuart Rudner and Anique Dublin On November 1, 2018, the process for conducting police record checks will change dramatically. On that date, the  Police Record Checks ... Read more

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Confidentiality in mediation

Confidentiality means different things to different people, Toronto employment law mediators Barry B. Fisher and  Peter Israel tell  AdvocateDaily.com . The ... Read more

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Fixed-fee services becoming more attractive to clients

Fixed-fee services provide a range of options that an employer would not necessarily get by hiring counsel on an hourly basis, and this can help prevent potential legal ... Read more

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Cannabis legalization: behind the smoke and mirrors

By Doug MacLeod Whether you’ve been looking forward to October 17, 2018 or whether you’ve been dreading it, the legalization of recreational cannabis in ... Read more

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Cannabis and the workplace: what employers need to know

By Laura Williams Recreational cannabis use is now legal across Canada. Many employers are concerned about the impact of legalization on the workplace and how they can ... Read more

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Legal cannabis in the workplace manageable with proactive approach

With the historic legalization of cannabis for recreational use, organizations across Canada are still grappling with the potential workplace fallout, Markham, Ont.-based ... Read more

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Three essential guidelines in wrongful dismissal cases

Fired employees need legal advice to get the most out of a potential wrongful dismissal claim, Barrie employment lawyer  Scott Hawryliw  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Employee termination after a criminal conviction

A recent decision  by the British Columbia Supreme Court underscores the fact that unless an employee’s off-duty conduct has direct implications on the workplace or ... Read more

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Questions linger about the 'right to disconnect' from work

The federal government’s pending legislation to give employees the right to unplug from work-related email after hours sounds good in theory but may not be practical in some ... Read more

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Summary judgment: fast tracking your wrongful dismissal lawsuit

By Bram Lecker and Kimberley Sebag As the old saying goes,  the wheels of justice turn slowly.  This has never rung truer than it does right now. Ontario’s ... Read more

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Both sides seeing benefits is key to mediation: Rudner

Helping both parties see the benefits of mediation is integral to reaching a settlement, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator  Stuart Rudner  tells ... Read more

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Varied life experience informs Phillips' employment law practice

Despite her relatively short time in practice, Toronto employment lawyer Amelia Phillips brings a lifetime’s worth of experience to her work. Phillips, a lawyer ... Read more

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Cannabis-related human rights claims on the horizon

Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod  tells  Law Times   it’s likely the courts will see more human rights challenges related to claims an employer failed ... Read more

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Finding suitable workplace accommodation is a two-way street

By Laura Williams Employers in Ontario are increasingly receiving accommodation requests based on employees’ childcare obligations. Many employees have children and ... Read more

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A new twist on resolving employment disputes

Using an expedited process of mediation and arbitration is trimming time and money from the typically drawn-out process of settling disputes between employers and fired employees, ... Read more

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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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