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AI no shortcut to diverse hiring

Artificial intelligence (AI) can't provide a quick fix to eliminating discrimination in hiring, Toronto employment lawyer Jordan Rodney  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Key points for employers about condonation

By Arthur Zeilikman Employers do not have to provide notice of termination or pay in lieu thereof if there was “just cause” to terminate the employee. Just ... Read more

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Employment law update: mid-year report

By Doug MacLeod In this blog, as we enter the dog days of summer, I will review five current trends and developments in Ontario’s employment laws. 1. A new ... Read more

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Dismissal for violation of attendance policy ruled not discriminatory

By Laura Williams As most employers know, the Ontario  Human Rights Code  (the Code) prohibits employers from discriminating against any person with respect to ... Read more

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Staying on LTD after termination can be evidence of frustration

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , Pollak J. had a situation where a 10-year employee went on STD and then LTD in 2012. In 2014, the insurer found that the employee was ... Read more

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Court of Appeal upholds $200,000 damage award in sexual assault case

By Kathryn Marshall In  this case , the Court of Appeal upheld a damage award of $200,000 (generals $175,000 and punitive damages of $25,000). The plaintiff was ... Read more

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Part-time employees must be paid at same rate as full-time workers

By Amelia Phillips Formerly, the  Employment Standards Act , 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 41 (the ESA) did not require an employer to compensate a part-time, temporary, casual or ... Read more

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Temporary layoff law widely misunderstood

Many businesses and their employees have a poor understanding of Ontario’s temporary layoff laws, Vaughan labour and employment lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman ... Read more

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Employment law gives Marshall an outlet for advocacy passion

Long before entering the legal profession, Toronto employment lawyer Kathryn Marshall was passionate about advocacy. “I was definitely one of those students ... Read more

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Best timing for mediation varies by case: Rudner

The best time for mediation in an employment dispute depends on the circumstances of the case, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner  tells  ... Read more

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When can an employer terminate for cause?

Just-cause terminations are a potential money saver for employers, but only if they’re done properly, says Toronto labour, employment, and human rights lawyer  ... Read more

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‘Courtesy calls’ and enforceability of non-solicitation clauses

By Laura Williams Employers regularly include restrictive covenants, such as non-solicitation clauses and non-competition clauses, in employment ... Read more

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Seminars to review significant human rights, labour law issues

Employers will have an opportunity to learn more about the impact of changes to the legal landscape on workplaces this October during two seminars, Toronto employment ... Read more

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Appeal court unnecessarily complicates law on mitigation: Fisher

Ripple effects are being felt from an Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) decision that needlessly complicated the calculation of mitigation income, says Toronto employment mediator and ... Read more

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Sale of business and the effect on employees

By Stuart Rudner If a business is sold and the new owner keeps the employees, have they entered into a new contract of employment? This is a question that we are asked all ... Read more

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Smart policy development may encourage reporting

One of the difficulties employers face with respect to mitigating the risks of sexual misconduct in the workplace are the barriers to the offending behaviours being reported, ... Read more

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Legal analytics lets lawyers cut down on ‘grunt work’

Legal analytical software can cut a firm’s research time by 75 per cent, Toronto employment lawyer  Stephen Moreau tells the Canadian Bar Association’s ... Read more

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How not to work with your mediator

Counsel for both parties involved in an employment dispute can make or break the chances of settlement with their approach to mediation, Toronto employment lawyer and mediator ... Read more

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Key mistakes to avoid for success in mediation

Mandatory mediation in some jurisdictions in Ontario coupled with the desire to find an alternative to the litigation process means more people are using mediation to resolve ... Read more

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Court weighs in on scope of release and settlement documentation

By Laura Williams In a recent decision, the Superior Court of Justice weighed in on the scope of release and settlement documentation as it pertains to workplace sexual ... Read more

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