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NEW Hefty fine for auto dealer after door lands on worker's legs

ESTERHAZY, Sask. — A Saskatchewan auto dealership has been fined $35,000 after a service bay door came down on an employee and fractured both of his legs. The ... 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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Pay-as-you-go legal coaching helps family law self-reps

A disproportionate percentage of people appearing before a family court judge do so without legal representation, and coaching can help fill the legal void, Calgary and Vancouver ... Read more

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Summer camps held to different standard of care in negligence cases

As parents and children prepare for summer camps, Toronto critical injury lawyer  Rikin Morzaria  tells  AdvocateDaily.com that the law holds operators to a higher ... Read more

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Sexual harassment policy must promote ‘real change’ in workplace

Whether a business has five or 500 employees, it must have a sexual harassment policy to educate employees, says Toronto personal injury lawyer  Jasmine Daya . “A ... Read more

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Triage your work issues like client cases: Dewhirst

While lawyers are trained to advocate for their clients, they often fail to do it for themselves, says Toronto legal coach and health care lawyer  Kate Dewhirst . ... Read more

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Canada’s secret shame of imprisoned immigrant children

Canadians may be surprised to learn that their own government detains and imprisons immigrant children, Toronto immigration lawyer Matthew Jeffery tells AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Coroner who didn't probe Wettlaufer victim death testifies at inquiry

A coroner who failed to find anything suspicious about the deaths of two people killed by an Ontario nurse told a public inquiry Wednesday that he never considered the ... Read more

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OCA's long-term disability ruling alters limits

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) ruling raises the possibility of an injured worker claiming long-term disability (LTD) after leaving the job, says Toronto arbitrator ... 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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Court finds title insurer liable for structural deficiencies

A recent Superior Court decision that found title insurance covered improper and uninspected construction by the previous owners of a house should be comforting to Ontario ... Read more

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How mindfulness can help one cope with painful times

In Part 6 of a seven-part series on mindfulness, Toronto-area family lawyer Nicolle Kopping-Pavars discusses  three things to remember when we’re in pain . ... Read more

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Did the PMO overstep by asking Twitter to delete parody account?

Toronto lawyer and mediator  Howard Winkler  tells  Global’s 640 Toronto   he’s concerned the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) may have ... Read more

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Baby powder cases highlight cross-border punitive damage differences

A series of American jury awards related to baby powder and alleged links to cancer highlight that country’s different approach to punitive damages, Toronto personal ... Read more

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Build bridges not mistrust to improve police-community relations: Smith

A harsh response by authorities to the recent rise in deadly shootings in Toronto isn’t necessarily the best way for police to react, Toronto criminal lawyer  David ... 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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Internal fraud: prosecution the missing link

Prosecuting fraud in the workplace is one of the best ways to discourage it, Toronto forensic accountant and investigator  Dave Oswald  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Presumption of innocence critical in sexual assault claims

The #MeToo movement has seen many high-profile people fall from positions of power, with some facing criminal charges, Ottawa criminal lawyer Céline Dostaler  tells ... Read more

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Siskinds files proposed class action against Facebook

A class-action lawsuit filed by Siskinds LLP against Facebook continues to collect plaintiffs who may have had their data scraped by Cambridge Analytica through an app on the ... Read more

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Mandatory minimum sentence for child luring unconstitutional: Harnett

Toronto criminal lawyer  Aaron Harnett  says the mandatory minimum six-month sentence his client faces for child luring is unconstitutional and amounts to cruel and ... Read more

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