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Friday, December 06, 2019 @ 1:22 PM

Law firm marketing: Asking the big questions | Jana Schilder

There are two truths in law firm marketing for the coming year that have not changed in decades: One is that business is always about who is willing to give your firm the business as opposed to a competitor. And two, the best lawyers constantly take action to expand their “sphere of influence.” ... [read more]

Friday, December 06, 2019 @ 11:47 AM

Employee responsibilities, liabilities during party season Officeparty

Like employers, employees have responsibilities in relation to company parties and similar work-related social gatherings. While they are entitled to let loose with their work colleagues outside the workplace, they are bound to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. They share accountability with their employer for the safety and well-being of their co-workers and must be professional and respectful. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 05, 2019 @ 2:39 PM

Time to think about daylight saving time injuries Hand on alarm clock

Changing our clocks twice a year can have a much greater affect on our bodies and lives than you might think. Research has shown that daylight saving time affects our productivity at work, our health and even road safety. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 05, 2019 @ 11:10 AM

Serving legal papers via social media Thumbsupicon.ca

As many lawyers know, locating and personally serving a defendant with a statement of claim can at times be an onerous process and it can especially be troubling if you are having difficulties locating the defendant. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 @ 12:23 PM

Haseeb v. Imperial Oil Limited: Discrimination in employment applications crowdofpeople

What questions are off limits during a job application or job interview? We all know you cannot ask a candidate’s age or marital status. You can ask about the candidate’s eligibility to work in Canada. But can you ask about whether the candidate is eligible to work in Canada permanently? ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 @ 7:59 AM

CERTIFICATION - Application - Displacement applications

Application by the Canadian Airport Workers Union for judicial review of a decision of the Canada Industrial Relations Board dismissing the applicant’s application to displace the respondent as the bargaining agent for airport security personnel. ... [read more]

Monday, December 02, 2019 @ 12:03 PM

Part-time benefits for employee working part time due to disability Teambuildingsmall.jpg

In City of Toronto v. Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 79 2019 ONSC 4045, Ontario’s Divisional Court judicially reviewed an arbitration award made in the context of a unionized workplace (Toronto (City) v. Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 79 [2018] O.J. No. 3785). ... [read more]

Monday, December 02, 2019 @ 11:33 AM

Gender diversity in legislative drafting act | Lawrence David

One never truly knows to where a simple cup of vanilla chai can possibly lead. Case in point: I went to an unnamed, yet well-known coffee shop around the block after a day of writing. Aside from placing my order, I had an incredibly insightful conversation with a barista. Their name is Jaclyn, and they are an exemplar of human warmth, decency and going above and beyond preparing a customer a cup of vanilla chai. Jaclyn inspired this column and I am privileged to dedicate it to them. ... [read more]

Monday, December 02, 2019 @ 9:36 AM

Pak, Ekhlas Smith form partnership

Labour and employment lawyer and contributor for The Lawyer’s Daily Jonquille Pak has left Whitten & Lublin to partner with Waheeda Ekhlas Smith at the new firm Pak Smith Employment Lawyers. ... [read more]

Monday, December 02, 2019 @ 8:11 AM

Impact of professional licences on TN applications graduate_diploma_sm

TN (trade national) status is a U.S. work permit available to Mexicans and Canadians who have credentials for and a job offer in one of 63 environmental professional classifications. It was created by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that provides temporary employment in the United States for approved Canadian and Mexican citizens. To qualify for a TN to work in most of these professions, a baccalaureate degree is a minimum requirement. However, licensure plays a part in a number of the classifications. ... [read more]