Mackenzie Irwin

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Seek legal advice with addictions in the workplace: Irwin

Employers need legal guidance when dealing with addictions in the workplace as case law is continually developing in this area, says Toronto employment lawyer Mackenzie Irwin. Read more

Employee stock options: proposed changes to preferential tax treatment

By Mackenzie Irwin On June 17, 2019 Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau released draft legislation that proposes changes impacting the preferential tax treatment of employee stock options. Read more

Irwin to present webinar on just cause dismissal

Toronto employment lawyer Mackenzie Irwin will share her insights on just cause dismissal during an upcoming webinar. Read more

Recourse for employees who aren’t paid on time

Toronto employment lawyer Mackenzie Irwin says employees who aren’t being paid on time have a number of options to remedy the situation. Read more

OCA solidifies the high threshold for the tort of IIMS

By Mackenzie Irwin . As my colleague reported earlier last week, the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) recently shut down the tort of harassment in this case . The Ontario Court of Appeal based their decision to eliminate the tort of harassment largely on the availability of other remedies to address the alleged harassing conduct. Read more

Tough to lock-down policies on medical marijuana at work: Irwin

Companies should have policies in place that clearly spell out the expectations and limitations when it comes to an employee's use of medicinal marijuana in the workplace, Toronto employment lawyer Mackenzie Irwin tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Liability for the tort of intentional infliction of mental suffering

By Mackenzie Irwin . The tort of intentional infliction of mental suffering (IIMS) is not awarded often and requires the plaintiff to meet a very high threshold. Read more

Irwin embraces complexity in employment law practice

Toronto employment lawyer Mackenzie Irwin isn’t afraid of a challenge. Read more

Happy Holi-daze – an update on social host liability

By Mackenzie Irwin . As we head into the holiday season, many employers will be hosting holiday parties for their employees. With the recent legalization of cannabis and a new decision out of the Ontario Court of Appeal, an update on social host liability is in order. Read more