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Tuesday, February 05, 2019 @ 1:26 PM

Jail sentences in labour rulings could become more common Man in Dark Cell

There have been thousands of Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) convictions in Ontario, but less than two dozen jail sentences. ... [read more]

Tuesday, February 05, 2019 @ 9:26 AM

Federal Court approves settlement in ‘novel’ employment insurance class action Stephen Moreau, Cavalluzzo LLP

A Federal Court justice has approved a class action settlement in a case brought on behalf of people who were denied employment insurance (EI) sickness benefits because they were on parental leave at the same time as their illness. ... [read more]

Friday, February 01, 2019 @ 12:49 PM

Proposed Canadian bill addresses modern slavery child labour

Modern slavery is not just an international issue, it’s a Canadian one as well. Over 1,200 companies operating in Canada could be importing products made by children or forced labourers according to a 2016 World Vision report. That represents over $34 billion in everyday goods like clothing, food and smartphones. Having transparent supply chains is now a focus for the federal government.   ... [read more]

Friday, February 01, 2019 @ 11:53 AM

New associate for Wray Legal

Wray Legal LLP announced that Samantha Hamilton has joined the Toronto civil litigation and employment law boutique as an associate. ... [read more]

Friday, February 01, 2019 @ 9:37 AM

Women mentors helping to smooth path to success in the law for colleagues Shelley Quinn

Shelley Quinn has been a lawyer for the past 20 years, and during that time, has mentored 20 junior lawyers — mainly women — either on her own or through the mentoring program of the Women’s Law Association of Ontario (WLAO) of which she has been a member since 2012. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 1:12 PM

Cox & Palmer names seven new partners at four offices

Cox & Palmer announced that Geoff Breen (Halifax), Cindy Cameron (Summerside, P.E.I.), Matt Dorreen (Halifax), Steve Forbes (Charlottetown), Richard Norman (Halifax), Nick Ouellette (Saint John) and Mohammad Ali Raza (Halifax) have been named partners. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 @ 1:48 PM

Quebec labour law changes called ‘laudable’ but could prove costly, say employment lawyers Charif_El-Khouri

Employers will likely face higher labour costs, diminished workplace flexibility and daunting operational challenges following significant amendments to Quebec’s labour legislation that were largely driven by concerns over equity and work-life balance, according to employment lawyers.     ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 @ 9:54 AM - Last Updated: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 @ 12:53 PM

Experts give insights into pros and perils of a virtual law firm Lisa Stam

Lisa Stam had a good six-and-a-half year run practising employment, labour, pension and human rights law at Baker McKenzie in Toronto from 2007 to 2014. But over that time, she noticed a change in client expectations regarding legal services. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 @ 8:53 AM

CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT - Express terms - Duration - Restrictive covenants

Appeal by the plaintiff from wrongful dismissal damages. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 @ 12:55 PM

#BellLetsTalk about practical mental health help for lawyers | Sarah Molyneaux

Talking about mental health issues in the legal profession is important. Lawyers still feel ashamed about admitting to any weakness. We still hesitate to ask for help or take time for real self-care. But, as we talk more about mental health, it’s becoming clearer that just talking about these issues isn’t enough. ... [read more]