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Small Claims Court says that Bell can’t play shell game with price

“Customer takes Bell to court and wins, as judge agrees telecom giant can’t promise a price, then change it” “In a judgment issued last month in a Toronto small claims court, Deputy Judge William C. De Lucia said that Bell’s attempt to impose new terms after a verbal contract guaranteeing a monthly price for 24 […]

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“BC case shows how employers should NOT handle workplace harassment”

Workplace investigation alert: BC case shows how employers should NOT handle workplace harassment Rubin Tomlinson LLP feels that there are four key lessons from the case: 1. A good harassment policy is an employer’s best friend. 2. A harassment policy and program must address harassment from ALL sources. 3. Putting up with harassment cannot be […]

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Grounds for discipline isn’t necessarily grounds for firing, and checking your facts

Vey Willetts LLP, an Ottawa employment law firm, draws our attention to an interesting case where a supervisor arguably turned herself into an advocate for an employee the employer College didn’t want, rather than act as a supervisor and representative of the College: “Ontario court overturns just cause dismissal and awards over $97,000 in damages”. […]

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“The 2018 Federal Budget: What [Federally Regulated] Employers Should Know”

Kyle Lambert of McMillan, LLP provides a useful summary of “several notable employment law changes that will impact federally-regulated employers, including a proposal for new pay equity legislation and a plan for shared paid parental leave”. “The 2018 Federal Budget: What Employers Should Know.”

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“How NOT to work with your employment lawyer”

Nadia Zaman and Stuart Rudner of Rudner Law have an excellent article, “How NOT to work with your employment lawyer“. Best read in its entirety. How NOT to work with your employment lawyer

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The OHSA may require you to meet more than the minimums

The OHSA may require you to meet more than the minimums

“It may not be possible for all risk to be eliminated from a workplace […] but it does not follow that employers need do only as little as is specifically prescribed in the regulations. There may be cases in which more is required – in which additional safety precautions tailored to fit the distinctive nature […]

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Big Changes for Collection Agencies

There are now significant changes to Ontario’s collection laws.  Neil Abbott and Sam Starkman of Gowlings have a good summary of some of the most important of these changes: A large change is that the definition of “collection agency” will now include a person who purchases debts that are in arrears (past due) and collects […]

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ONCA in 2020?

Natasha Smith of Miller, Thomson has some very interesting news.  It appears that after many, many years of delay (it passed third reading in 2010) the new Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (better known as “ONCA”) will finally be proclaimed into law in 2020. “Once in force, the ONCA will replace the Corporations Act (Ontario) – […]

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Major Changes to Statutory Leaves of Absence Are Underway

Carl Cunningham, Talia Bregman and Tyler Henderson of Bennett Jones bring our attention some of the biggest implemented or pending changes to statutory absences in Ontario labour law.  Some of those key changes: Pregnancy leave goes from 35 to 61 (unpaid) weeks. Parental leave goes from 37 to 67 (unpaid) weeks. Family medical leave (to […]

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“Recognizing the red flags of real estate scams involving corporate identity theft”

Lisa Weinstein (VP, TitlePlus, LawPro) gives us this important article: Recognizing the red flags of real estate scams involving corporate identity theft

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