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Legal practitioners should take their own advice and seek legal representation for employment matters

Most lawyers would be quick to warn a self-represented litigant of the dangers associated with representing themselves in court, especially in a matter as personal and emotional as wrongful dismissal.…

Improved Workplace Harassment and Violence Framework for Federal Employees

With all the allegations of sexual harassment in Hollywood coming to light this past month, the timing of Bill C-65 could not be more fitting. On November 7, 2017, the…

What Can Immigration Officers Review When I Am At The Canadian Border?

Travelling through Canadian borders can induce anxiety for some travellers. With security screening a top priority for agencies like the Canada Border Services Agency (‘CBSA’), understandably travellers may become increasingly…

Employers Can Pay a Heavy Price for What they Say in Interviews

A lot is said in an interview, and sometimes it can come back to bite an employer. A recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal shows the potential…

Employers cannot always rely on mitigation to reduce liability

In Brake v. PJ-M2R Restaurant Inc. the Ontario Court of Appeal imposed limitations on an employer’s ability to rely on a former employee’s mitigation earnings to reduce its liability. Background…

Canada Europe Labour Mobility Is Now Law

Canada and Europe are officially subject to a free trade agreement (CETA).  The agreement officially came into effect on September 21, 2017.  This will have a significant impact on Ontario…

Disability, Pension and Severance Pay

A significant number of employees in Canada receive disability coverage and/or pension payments as a component of their employment benefits.  Disability coverage will often provide the either partial or full…

Major changes to Ontario Labour Laws Get Closer

Ontario continues to get closer to a major rework of the labour laws. The legislation, known as the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 has gone through several rounds of…

Why was Chelsea Manning denied entry to Canada? Canadian laws to deny entry explained

The recent case of Chelsea Manning has brought light to Canada’s immigration laws as it relates to entry for those convicted of criminal offences. Chelsea Manning is a former United…