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Labour & Employment


Tuesday, September 15, 2020 @ 2:28 PM

Temporary COVID policy change helps employers hire visitors | Colin Singer

Ottawa has recently introduced a temporary public policy to allow visitors to apply for a work permit without needing to leave Canada. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 @ 12:46 PM

McInnes Cooper expands by 10 associates

McInnes Cooper announced that the following associates have joined its team: Brianna Barry (Saint John), Erin Devine (Charlottetown), Hilary Gilroy, Rebecca Khan, Emily McCormick, Paige McInnis, Natasha Puka, Elizabeth Salami, Carolyn Suley (Halifax) and Myriam Whalen (Fredericton). ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 @ 11:47 AM

Countering ageism fundamental to transforming dementia care Agingwoman_sm.jpg

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians overwhelmingly agree that the virus has exposed a greater need to focus on health care for seniors, according to a new survey by the Baycrest Foundation. The Canadian Brain Health Index, an Angus Reid poll of 1,510 Canadians, provides a benchmark of attitudes towards older adults, health-care research and brain health. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 @ 8:47 AM

SELF-GOVERNING PROFESSIONS - Midwives - Unauthorized practice - Use of professional designation

Appeals by the College and the Attorney General from a decision of a chambers judge finding that s.12.1(1) of the Health Professions Act restricting a non‑registrant using a reserved title in connection with their work infringed the respondent’s freedom of expression and was not saved as a reasonable limit demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society. ... [read more]

Monday, September 14, 2020 @ 2:20 PM

Teach our children well | Jerry Levitan

Ground Zero of Ontario’s Education Act (in legal terms, R.S.O. 1990, c.E.2, Section 0.1(1), (2) and (3)), grandly pronounces, as the Act’s “Purpose,” the following: ... [read more]

Monday, September 14, 2020 @ 11:44 AM

How COVID-19 will change legal innovation robots

When Ryan Edmonds, a Toronto-based employment lawyer, launched his firm in 2014 he didn’t set out to be an early adopter of legal technology. Cost and flexibility, he says, made setting up a cloud-based paperless system an easy choice. ... [read more]

Monday, September 14, 2020 @ 10:43 AM

Five new associates join Lenczner Slaght litigation lineup

Lenczner Slaght announced that Sean Blakeley, Mari Galloway, Katie Glowach, Devyn Noonan and Brianne Westland have joined the Toronto litigation firm as associates. ... [read more]

Monday, September 14, 2020 @ 8:40 AM

Paper-based vs. paperless vs. digital paperless_office_sm

Recently I spent three days in a law firm boardroom digitizing the entirety of a law firm’s corporate minute book collection. One by one we combed through the pages of the binders, carefully disassembling decades-old records to be fed through the scanner that worked effortlessly, albeit with a faint hum. ... [read more]

Friday, September 11, 2020 @ 11:57 AM

Advancing litigation during COVID-19 conference silhouette

The restrictions that have been implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic have had far-reaching effects across Ontario and Canada. The legal profession has also been susceptible to drastic changes and thus has had to adapt to continue to service clients and carry files during a period when the courts have been closed and we are generally working from home more often.  ... [read more]

Friday, September 11, 2020 @ 11:49 AM

When Me Too shows up in Tax Court Female in hardhat icon

The Tax Court of Canada has for the first time recognized gender discrimination as a valid basis for the directors’ due diligence defence to personal liability for corporate tax obligations. ... [read more]