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Thursday, March 17, 2016 @ 08:00 PM

Going all in on religion

As the demographic of Canada’s workforce diversifies, employers and their counsel are faced with the increasingly cumbersome task of accommodating employees’ religious needs. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 03, 2016 @ 07:00 PM

Facing up to age discrimination

Whether individuals continue to work past age 65 because they want to, or because they have to, mandatory retirement was widely eliminated because it was recognized they should not be prevented from doing so.  ... [read more]

Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Shadow deals stifle competition

A company’s human resources functions, such as recruitment and compensation, are (unlike sales and marketing) not typically regarded as antitrust “hot spots.” ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Opening up to the transgender workplace

Bruce Jenner’s public transition to Caitlyn Jenner is a watershed moment in the visibility of the trans community in popular culture. Still, mainstream acceptance of transgender people is in its infancy, and the trans community continues to suffer direct and indirect discrimination in the workplace. ... [read more]

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Green light for class actions

Since the 2012 decision in Jones v. Tsige introduced the tort of intrusion upon seclusion, there has been a remedy when an individual wrongfully accesses or misuses another person’s private information. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Court offers rule clarity in dismissal cases

Employers generally must have “legitimate business reasons” for administratively suspending their non-unionized workers, and should be “forthright” with employees about those reasons, the Supreme Court has ruled. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Last rights

By now we have all heard about Target’s less than successful venture into the Canadian market. For some, the closing of Target stores in Canada, so soon after their trumpeted opening, also means the loss of their employment. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 05, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Ontario shifts workplace dynamic

Bill 18 was introduced in the Ontario legislature in July 2014 and received royal assent on Nov. 20. Many statutes governing provincially regulated workplaces and the employer-employee relationship have been modified as a result of this Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

Mounties get a labour front win, lawyer says her clients ‘thrilled’

The Supreme Court has fleshed out the scope of the Charter’s protection of meaningful collective bargaining, underscoring the importance of “choice and independence” in addressing the power imbalance between workers and management. ... [read more]