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The Importance of Accessible Virtual Meetings20210129151022

The Importance of Accessible Virtual Meetings

During COVID-19, virtual/online platforms have experienced explosive growth due to the need to host meetings and events that previously took...
What Ontario’s state of emergency and stay-at-home order means for businesses during COVID-1920210125115116

What Ontario’s state of emergency and stay-at-home order means for businesses during COVID-19

“The latest modelling data shows that Ontario is in a crisis and, … that’s why we are taking urgent and decisive action, which includes decl...
Hum Law Introduces Closed Captions for all Meetings as an Essential Service20210119113350

Hum Law Introduces Closed Captions for all Meetings as an Essential Service

TORONTO – January 19, 2020 – For millions of Canadians who suffer hearing loss screen captions provide an essential service. Hum Law is happ...
Supreme Court Upholds Waksdale Decision Invalidating Employment Agreements in Ontario20210119102132

Supreme Court Upholds Waksdale Decision Invalidating Employment Agreements in Ontario

Ontario Employers should revisit all employment contracts or risk costly legal settlements.Less than a year ago, in June 2020, employers wer...
Ontario extends suspension of COVID-19 layoff clock and constructive dismissal rules come in time for the provincewide shutdown20201226000019

Ontario extends suspension of COVID-19 layoff clock and constructive dismissal rules come in time for the provincewide shutdown

With the announcement of another provincewide shutdown, businesses have access to some relief. The Ontario government has once again extende...
COVID-19 Regulations are Changing for Employers in Ontario: Are You Compliant with Section 22 of the HPPA?20201119145022

COVID-19 Regulations are Changing for Employers in Ontario: Are You Compliant with Section 22 of the HPPA?

Orders under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, RSO 1990, c H.7 (“HPPA”) have started sweeping across the Greater Toront...

Employment law is the expression of our shared values of prosperity, respect and equal opportunity.

Employment Law

We know that the fair exchange of work for pay is just one aspect of a vast body of law that seeks to ensure equity and safety in the workplace. Drafting employment contracts and compensation plans is detailed and important work, but today’s clients demand much more from their employment law counsel.

Human Rights

All aspects of the employer-employee relationship, from recruitment and hiring to day-to-day operations and dismissal or retirement, are governed by legislation that requires respect for human rights, equal opportunities, and freedom from discrimination and harassment.

Professional Regulation

Standards developed by regulatory bodies such as the College of Physicians and Surgeons or the Law Society of Ontario are industry specific and can vary widely. In regulatory matters involving complaints or discipline, we urge professionals to seek the counsel of qualified and experienced administrative and regulatory law practitioners.

Investigations & Mediation

In Toronto, mediation is a mandatory step in taking a claim made by an employer or employee to trial. But across Canada, some form of mediation is used to settle most employment or other legal disputes, with a very small percentage of cases ever going to trial.

Litigation

As litigators, we believe that a strong knowledge of the law and experience in resolving disputes goes a long way to reaching successful resolutions of our client’s cases. Though a very small percentage of cases ever go to trial, where a negotiated settlement is not possible, we represent plaintiffs and defendants through civil lawsuits, through all stages: pleadings, discovery, mediation, and through the pre-trial, to trial.