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Monday, March 22, 2021 @ 8:51 AM

Your client’s web domains: The mysteries of hosting Shopping cart full of web domains

Part two in this series covered the financial and brand value of web domains, the purpose of web domains and domain registration. This, the third in a four-part series, covers web domain hosting, the geographic location of registrars and hosting companies and who in the client’s sphere is in control of the domains, particularly in the case of charitable and non-profit organizations. ... [read more]

Monday, March 22, 2021 @ 8:09 AM

Key Appeal Court pay equity decision could place strain on not-for-profits, says lawyer Cheryl Wiles Pooran, partner, PooranLaw, Toronto

Vavilov has spelled victory in two significant Ontario Court of Appeal pay equity decisions involving thousands of Ontario women working in female-dominated for-profit nursing homes. But the March 9 split decisions by the Ontario Court of Appeal could have “dire consequences” for not-for-profit, government-funded agencies, warns one employment lawyer. ... [read more]

Friday, March 19, 2021 @ 2:42 PM

Swearing in court: The upside | Marcel Strigberger

Here’s why you should swear at work, according to science. And here’s an Ontario judge who recently did just this. More about that to follow. ... [read more]

Friday, March 19, 2021 @ 12:52 PM

Rights and obligations: Health and safety of foreign workers Suitcase with mask and hand sanitizer

The importance of permanent immigration to Canada’s prosperity is well understood. What is less well known is the critical role that temporary foreign workers play in Canada’s economic prosperity. For example, in 2019 alone, almost 500,000 foreign nationals were issued a work permit. ... [read more]

Friday, March 19, 2021 @ 11:17 AM

New, improved pandemic scams Phone with COVID scam symbol

While the COVID-19 pandemic has led to many changes, it, unfortunately, has not changed some things. One such thing is the presence of fraud and scams. Fraudsters and scam artists do not take a vacation during economic downturns. They actually become more active. Since March 2020, there have been more than 10,000 Canadian reports of fraud and Canadians have lost $7 million to fraud. Some scam artists have “cashed in” on COVID-19 and created scams specific to COVID-19. ... [read more]

Friday, March 19, 2021 @ 8:34 AM

Power of pixie dust: Accessing justice one year later | Bo Kruk

Just over a year ago, the world fundamentally changed. Overnight, bustling downtowns resembled scenes from films like 28 Days Later. Schools closed as learning shifted online, working from home became commonplace, and the courts restricted matters to only those that were urgent. Gradually, we started to adapt to this new reality and its increased digital presence. These adjustments have spurred positive changes while others have created new challenges. Throughout this shift in our collective lifestyles, the wheels of the legal machine never stopped. ... [read more]

Friday, March 19, 2021 @ 8:14 AM

Paper calls for changes to strengthen voice of Canada’s workers

Canada’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 health crisis must include greater protections and a stronger “voice” for workers to better enable them to tackle current and coming challenges, states a report from the Centre for Future Work. The March 16 report, titled Speaking Up, Being Heard, Making Change: The Theory and Practice of Worker Voice in Canada Today, examines why this greater commitment to changing workplace culture is needed — particularly in the private sector, where an erosion of voice has impaired workers’ ability to adapt to change. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 2:20 PM

Want to be an unconventional firm? Hire unconventionally Business man with star over his head

As a friend of mine once said, the too-good-to-be-true holds unlimited appeal for us humans. We experience this phenomenon in the form of politicians’ messages, real estate listings, social media posts and dating profiles. In the realm of HR, we see it on job boards. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 1:17 PM

One year after U.S.-Canada border closure: Where do we stand? Border closed due to COVID-19

We are coming up on the one-year anniversary of the U.S.-Canada Border closure on March 21, 2021, which will mark a full year of suspended land movement between the two countries. The U.S.-Canada border first closed on March 21, 2020, and the closure order has been extended each month since. The closure order was most recently extended through March 21, 2021 and will likely be extended beyond that date. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 11:44 AM

Women in law: Where are we now? | Jasmine Daya

On March 8, we celebrated International Women’s Day to commemorate women’s achievements. Over the years, I have become more appreciative of this day, perhaps as I gain a better understanding of what it means to be a lawyer, wife and mother, among my many other roles. This year, I fear my gender has regressed within the practice of law. ... [read more]