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Misclassifying contract workers

By Bram Lecker and Kimberley Sebag When  Bill 148, Ontario’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017  became law in January 2018, reforms to our ... Read more

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Person's past history not disclosed under new criminal records check law

Individuals are less likely to be unfairly disadvantaged by incidents in their past when a new law limiting what can be turned over in police background checks finally comes ... Read more

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The dos and don'ts of employee termination

The termination of an employee is fraught with dangers for employers, Toronto labour, employment, and human rights lawyer  Christopher Achkar  tells  ... Read more

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Employers must probe any claims of work harassment

Every employer in Ontario has the legal obligation to probe all claims of workplace harassment, says Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod . And it requires someone who ... Read more

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MacDonald: updating Extraordinary Damages in Canadian Employment Law

Toronto employment lawyer  Natalie MacDonald  is working on an update to her influential book,  Extraordinary Damages in Canadian Employment Law . MacDonald, ... Read more

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Employees do not have absolute right to use medical marijuana at work

By Laura Williams As many employers are aware, the use of medical marijuana in the workplace must be treated as an accommodation issue in the same manner that employers ... Read more

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Drinking and driving may not be cause for dismissal

By Stuart Rudner   Previous court decisions have confirmed that an employee’s  conduct outside of work  may form the basis for the termination of their ... Read more

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Awareness increasing on transgender rights

Canadian jurisdictions have taken a proactive approach to transgender rights in recent years, Windsor employment lawyer  Jessica Koper tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Disability benefits: no peace in peace of mind contracts

By Bram Lecker Many employers offer short and long-term disability Insurance benefits as enhancements to remuneration packages. These valuable extra perks, often used as ... Read more

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The cost of terminating employees when a business is sold

By Doug MacLeod When a business is sold the cost of terminating unwanted employees can significantly impact the sale price. The purchaser does not want to pay the cost of ... Read more

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When insolence becomes just cause for firing

Insolent behaviour by an employee towards a supervisor or employer could result in dismissal for just cause, says Vaughan labour and employment lawyer  Arthur Zeilikman . ... Read more

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Exception permitting termination of benefits ruled unconstitutional

By Laura Williams On May 18, 2018, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (the HRTO or Tribunal) released an important interim decision in this case . An interim decision is a ... Read more

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Fitness club $7.5M overtime settlement highlights ESA obligations

If employee overtime hours are not managed properly, it can lead to significant consequences, costs and risks for employers, Toronto employment lawyer Miriam Anbar tells ... Read more

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Tread carefully when offering unpaid summer internships

Employers who plan to use unpaid summer interns should tread carefully, Toronto employment lawyer  Bram Lecker tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Lecker, principal of  ... Read more

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Time for employers to update drug policies in light of marijuana legalization

Employers need to review and update their workplace drug policies before recreational marijuana becomes legal this fall, says Toronto employment lawyer and mediator  ... Read more

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Background check reforms make employers' lives easier

A new law limiting what can be turned over in police background checks will make employers’ lives easier, Toronto employment lawyer  Deborah Howden tells ... Read more

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Frustration does not apply when employer refuses employee other jobs

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , Justice Conway, on appeal, had the following situation: [The respondent] worked for [the appellant] at its [casino] for 10 years, ... Read more

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Hawryliw brings business background to commercial litigation

Barrie commercial litigation and employment lawyer Scott Hawryliw wants to do law differently. Hawryliw founded SRH Litigation in 2018 after a number of years practising ... Read more

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New OCA decision on the enforceability of termination clauses

By Laura Williams The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released a new decision on the enforceability of termination clauses that sheds light on the proper interpretation ... Read more

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OSC awards $100K punitive, $25K moral damages to president

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge awarded 19 months' notice to a 54-year-old president making $289,000/year with 11 years’ service. However, the ... Read more

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