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Supreme Court of Canada takes expansive approach to discrimination

By Laura Williams The Ontario  Human Rights Code  protects people from discrimination in a variety of settings, including in employment. Under the ... Read more

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Class action fails due to arbitration clause

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge was faced with a motion by the defendants to stay a class action seeking to declare drivers as employees for the purposes of the ... Read more

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Revolution or evolution?

By Alan Bass  and Michael Sauber  Is the legal market experiencing disruption? Perhaps that’s the wrong question to be asking. In our previous post, we ... Read more

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Income from second job can be mitigation

By Stuart Rudner and Anique Dublin It is trite to say that dismissed employees have a duty to mitigate their damages by seeking replacement employment. But what happens if ... Read more

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Taking sick leave

By Bram Lecker  and Simon Pelsmakher Most employees wear their attendance record like a badge of honour. It symbolizes their work ethic and loyalty to their employer. ... Read more

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It’s hard to read the label when you’re inside the bottle

By Ian Hull One quality often overlooked in this frantic information era of texts, tweets, and instagrams is clarity. Our communications and responses are faster than ever, ... Read more

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Clarifying the family law definition of children

By Andrew Feldstein The applicant (father) and respondent (mother) were married in 1993, had two children, separated in 2001 and divorced in 2004. Following separation, the ... Read more

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Is your law firm keeping up with millennials? – Part 2

By Tom Ball In last week’s post, we discussed the millennial generation’s needs for immediate gratification and how to satisfy those needs. Now you know how to ... Read more

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Consider a second will if you own foreign property

By Suzana Popovic-Montag If you own property in the U.S. or another foreign jurisdiction, having a valid and up-to-date will that complies with the laws in your province may ... Read more

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Tracking privacy breaches in 2018 – tools and tips

By Kate Dewhirst I’ve delivered five team privacy training sessions for health care groups this month all over the province. One thing that has everyone talking is the ... Read more

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Broader protections from harassment while working

By Nicole Simes Recently, the Supreme Court of Canada recognized the changing nature of employment relationships and that harassment and discrimination can occur at work ... Read more

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Employers fail to investigate at their own peril

By Stuart Rudner The #metoo movement should not change employers’ response to allegations of harassment: investigate before penalizing Although he would ... Read more

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Judge: ‘difference between parents who are poor, and poor parents’

By Lisa Gelman A judge in Nova Scotia gave custody of a toddler back to the child’s birth parents after finding that there would be  no substantial risk of ... Read more

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Dealing with accusations of professional misconduct as a teacher

By John Navarrete Professional misconduct among educators in Ontario can take on different forms, and the severity can range from allegations of harm done directly to ... Read more

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Why you need to periodically review your employment contract

By Doug MacLeod A well-drafted  employment contract  is the best employment law investment an employer can make. It protects an employer from significant ... Read more

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Mediation wildcards

By Mitchell Rose I am writing this article about the  unexpected  on Super Bowl Sunday. So, it’s appropriate that I mention legendary 49ers coach Bill ... Read more

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Courts wary of ‘ghostwritten’ expert reports

By Elyse Sunshine  and  Lonny Rosen In recent years, there have been a number of court decisions dealing with the role of an expert in litigation. The addition ... Read more

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Fraud incidents in Ontario becoming more prevalent

By Joseph Neuberger There is a new law on the books that makes it illegal to sell anything related to utilities by going door to door. The Consumer Protection Act in ... Read more

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Clarifying what it means to be additional insured

By David Hollingsworth Additional insured coverage What does it mean to be additional insured? The law, like most things, can sometimes be ambiguous. Where some ... Read more

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Simple ways to scan any email to keep yourself from being a victim

By Ryan Duquette Check the TIPC: Timing/Intent/Person/Content If you are anything like me, you are overwhelmed with emails each and every day. It is getting ... Read more

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