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Ontario Court of Appeal Decision Just Made Most Termination Clauses Invalid20200728104143

Ontario Court of Appeal Decision Just Made Most Termination Clauses Invalid

Every once in a while, a court decision comes along that completely changes how contracts will be drafted going forward.  We’ve seen how gam...
Breaking Down Toronto’s Mandatory Mask By-law and What it Means for Employers20200708155447

Breaking Down Toronto’s Mandatory Mask By-law and What it Means for Employers

Starting July 7, 2020, it is mandatory to wear a mask or face covering in enclosed public places in Toronto. Mandatory use of masks is also ...
8 Questions Employers Should Ask Before Reopening in the Era of COVID-1920200625225044

8 Questions Employers Should Ask Before Reopening in the Era of COVID-19

8 Questions Employers Should Ask Before Reopening in the Era of COVID-19 The COVID-19 situation is constantly changing, which means business...
Commuting During COVID-19, a Human Rights Concern?20200624102841

Commuting During COVID-19, a Human Rights Concern?

Commuting is one of the key parts of an employee’s workday. Deciding how they get to and from work, and how much time this will take, is on ...
Globe Careers’ Leadership Lab: How the shifting face of leadership is changing employment law20200618174837

Globe Careers’ Leadership Lab: How the shifting face of leadership is changing employment law

The faces of leadership in workplaces and boardrooms remain largely white and male. But as our economies and societies become more diverse, ...
Ignoring the OHRC Statement on COVID-19 Can Have Severe Consequences for Employers20200602153835

Ignoring the OHRC Statement on COVID-19 Can Have Severe Consequences for Employers

Ignoring the OHRC Statement on COVID-19 Can Have Severe Consequences for EmployersEmployers have a long road ahead when it comes to finding ...

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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.