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Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 4:00 PM

Capacity limits eased for select settings where proof of vaccination required, Ontario announces

On Sept. 24, the Ontario government announced that capacity limits for “select indoor and outdoor settings where proof of vaccination is required” would be “cautiously” eased due to stable public health indicators. According to a government release, capacity limits will be increased effective Sept. 25 at 12:01 a.m. ... [read more]

Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 1:10 PM

Attack on legitimacy | John L. Hill

Most Canadians were in a state of disbelief when an armed group of rebels attacked the United States Capitol. The melee resulted in death, property damage and public fear and outrage. What was much more serious was that an armed group sought to attack the legitimacy of a national election believing the “big lie” that the election was rigged. ... [read more]

Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 12:56 PM

Courts’ hiding their COVID-19 vaccination policies legally flawed, against public interest: experts Amy Salyzyn, University of Ottawa.

Experts are rejecting as legally flawed, and contrary to the public interest, an argument that a few Canadian chief justices are making to justify not revealing how many of their court’s judges are vaccinated for COVID-19 and what — if any — mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies their courts have in place. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 23, 2021 @ 2:11 PM

Fighting fraud: Small business edition Fraudface

A phishing scam targets a small business. An employee steals from a small family-run business for over 18 months. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 23, 2021 @ 2:03 PM - Last Updated: Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 3:50 PM

Flags still at half-mast, but have we stopped noticing? | Maggie Wente and Sarah Clarke

After the T’kemlups te Secwepemc Nation discovered 615 bodies of dead First Nations children in unmarked graves on the grounds of a former residential school near its community, the nation reeled. People hung orange shirts, and dropped off tiny shoes on the steps of churches and Parliament. People marvelled at this “dark chapter,” and at how they didn’t know. People marched. People emoted on social media for days. The nation seemed shocked and everyone said we wanted better. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 23, 2021 @ 12:30 PM

Supreme Court of Canada won’t hear s. 12 Charter attack on regulatory mandatory minimum fines

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled today that it will not hear an appeal from a failed Charter challenge by a Quebec project manager slapped with a mandatory minimum fine for violating the province’s Building Act. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 23, 2021 @ 11:14 AM

Paliare Roland team grows by three associates

Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP announced that former articling and summer students Lauren Rainsford, Evan Snyder and William Webb have joined the firm as associates. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 23, 2021 @ 8:35 AM

‘Just cause’ termination clause upheld but decision ripe for appeal Hands holding box of personal effects of fired person

Termination clauses are akin to prenuptial agreements. Their purpose is to create clarity about an employee’s entitlements at the time of dismissal. If a termination clause does not comply with the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), it will not be enforced. The issue of enforceability of a termination clause is one of the most frequently litigated areas of employment law. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 @ 3:41 PM

No ‘right to accommodation’ under rights Code for unvaccinated based on ‘preference’: OHRC

On Sept. 22, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released a policy statement on COVID-19 vaccine mandates and proof of vaccine certificates, noting that “a person who chooses not to be vaccinated based on personal preference does not have the right to accommodation” under the Human Rights Code. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 @ 3:37 PM

Hicks Morley adds 10 associates in three offices

Hicks Morley announced that 10 new associates have joined the firm in its Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo offices. ... [read more]