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Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 12:30 PM

New associate for DLA Piper’s Toronto employment group

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP announced that Alyssa Barbuzzi has joined the firm’s Toronto office as an associate in the employment group.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 10:41 AM

Arbitration: Benefits of One-Judge pilot and much more one_judge_sm

In my first article about the launch of an arbitration pilot project referred to as the “One Judge Model,” I applauded Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice for its efforts. Here are more thoughts on the initiative. ... [read more]

Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 1:02 PM

It’s time to take mandatory mediation national | Stuart Rudner

Back in 1999, mandatory mediation was introduced in a few jurisdictions in Ontario on a trial basis. Which means that mandatory mediation has been part of the legal system in Ontario for as long as I have (I was called to the bar that February). ... [read more]

Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 8:53 AM

Federal budget allows donations to Canadian journalism canadian_journalism_sm

On March 19, the federal government tabled its 2019 budget. The budget includes a number of important tax incentives and amendments that impact the charitable and not-for-profit sector. Of those changes, the most important include the addition of registered journalism organizations (RJOs) as qualified donees, as well as legislative amendments to ensure that certain tax incentives continue to be available for eligible donations of cultural property. ... [read more]

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 8:41 AM

Ontario’s ‘One-Judge’ pilot borrows from arbitration one_judge_sm

On Feb. 1, Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice began a two-year pilot project to test-drive one important feature of arbitration — one judge handling all procedural steps in a case: all pretrial hearings, case management conferences and the trial. ... [read more]

Thursday, April 11, 2019 @ 7:52 AM

DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS - Personal liability of directors to persons other than the corporation

Appeal by the plaintiffs from dismissal of their action seeking to hold the defendant liable in tort in his capacity as a director or employee of a corporation. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ 9:07 AM

INTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF MENTAL SUFFERING - Elements of tort

Appeal by the defendant employer and supervisors in respect of a finding of liability for the harassment of the plaintiff employee. ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 09, 2019 @ 11:34 AM

Ontario introduces digital self-auditing tool to monitor compliance with ESA Inna Koldorf sm

In its “commitment to a modern, efficient government,” Ontario has introduced a digital self-audit tool to replace paper audits done by employment standards officers (ESOs) on companies’ compliance with the Employment Standards Act (ESA). Labour and employment lawyers say they believe this tool will prove effective and save time for employers, but have mixed feelings about non-compliant companies using the tool appropriately. ... [read more]

Monday, April 08, 2019 @ 1:46 PM

Harper Grey adds associate counsel to workplace law group

Harper Grey LLP announced that Rose Keith has left her sole practice to join the firm as associate counsel with its workplace law group. ... [read more]

Monday, April 08, 2019 @ 11:28 AM

Encore: The what, why and where to of Quebec’s Bill 21 Muslim woman

Introduced in March 2019 in Quebec’s National Assembly, Bill 21 purports to affirm the particular secular character of Quebec by articulating foundational principles and the precise requirements to which they give rise. In the name of “the laicity of the State,” the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms will be modified, and the wearing of religious symbols will be prohibited for individuals engaged in a long list of public functions. ... [read more]