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Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 12:29 PM

Gig economy workers in Ontario push for unionization Deliverybike

A new battle is taking place on the gig economy front, where technology is reshaping traditional employment relationships. Workers for Foodora have won the right to unionize in a carefully reasoned, 40-page decision by the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB). A different union has announced that it is applying on behalf of Uber drivers. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 9:38 AM

Black professionals ‘continue to feel the sting’ of racism, Queen’s prof says Antia_Jack-Davies_sm

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) and the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) highlighted the issue of microaggressions in the legal workplace at its annual Black History Month event on Feb. 24 with keynote speaker, Dr. Anita Jack-Davies, breaking down the impact these interactions have on professional lives and personal health. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 1:09 PM

Corporate immigration compliance: What in-house counsel should know work_permit_sm

Canadian companies are increasingly reliant on skilled foreign talent to support business strategies, to be first to market and to stay competitive in a global economy. The need for foreign workers in Canada has resulted in an increase in activity for in-house counsel as they manage internal processes and engage with outside specialty counsel. With innovation and technology underpinning the growth in many sectors of the Canadian market, it is likely that the need for foreign talent in Canada will continue to increase, making corporate immigration compliance a “must-know” topic for in-house counsel. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 12:18 PM

New labour and employment associate for Mathews Dinsdale

Mathews Dinsdale announced that Tara Russell has joined the firm as an associate in the Calgary office. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 8:05 AM


Appeal by the employer from damages awarded to the respondent under a one‑year fixed‑term contract of employment. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 11:45 AM

University of Calgary prof wins CBA’s Hnatyshyn award

University of Calgary professor Jennifer Koshan has received the Ramon John Hnatyshyn award from the Canadian Bar Association. ... [read more]

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 9:08 AM

Workplace investigations: Doing them right, setting good example Fighting

Stories of toxic workplace cultures continue to dominate headlines — bullying, harassment and violence in the workplace — but importantly, the workplace culture has started to shift. Much of this shift can be attributed to disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and the birth of the #MeToo movement. ... [read more]

Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 8:53 AM

U.S. immigration: Policies creating logical inconsistencies immigration_reform_gear_sm

As we stated in our previous article on the increasing impact of U.S. immigration policy shifts, we now have policy — which was never meant to trump law, no pun intended — being used as a weapon to circumvent reason. ... [read more]

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 2:06 PM

Humour in the practice of law: Seriously | Marcel Strigberger

Are you sometimes overstressed practising law? Is your sense of humour dormant or even worse, muzzled? Of course not, but if it is … ... [read more]

Friday, February 21, 2020 @ 12:44 PM

Two associates join Cox & Palmer’s St. John’s office

The St. John’s office of Cox & Palmer announced that Neala Kielley and Ryan Parsons are the firm’s newest associate lawyers. ... [read more]