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Employers can require employees to become fully vaccinated against COVID-1920210620115548

Employers can require employees to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19

With the COVID-19 vaccine now widely available across Canada, the issue of mandatory vaccinations for the workplace is no longer a hypotheti...
Ontario COVID-19 paid sick leave a boon to employers and essential employees20210505150611

Ontario COVID-19 paid sick leave a boon to employers and essential employees

After months of pressure, the Government of Ontario has implemented temporary paid leave for employees. On April 29, 2021, Ontario enacted B...
What do the new Ontario-wide shutdown and zero-tolerance COVID-19 inspections mean for employers?20210419105448

What do the new Ontario-wide shutdown and zero-tolerance COVID-19 inspections mean for employers?

To combat surging Covid-19 cases within the province, the Ontario Government announced an emergency brake, which triggered a province-wide s...
Can Employers Require Employees to Get the COVID Vaccine?20210321155716

Can Employers Require Employees to Get the COVID Vaccine?

Unlike many other contagious diseases, in addition to being highly contagious, COVID-19 can be lethal.  Medical science, and our laws, have ...
Can Employers force Covid-19 vaccination on Employees?20210307205907

Can Employers force Covid-19 vaccination on Employees?

While provincial and municipal governments have guidelines in place for employers to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the responsibility li...
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...

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.