Labour & Employment law


  • The Countdown to Legalization: Marijuana and labour/employment law

    The Countdown to Legalization: Marijuana and labour/employment law

    Mar 19, 2018

    In the second video of this series, labour and employer lawyers Lior Samfiru, partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, and Lorenzo Lisi, partner at Aird & Berlis LLP, explain how the looming legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada will affect the face of labour and employment law, especially regarding worker safety.

  • Supreme Court sets out liability for auditors

    Supreme Court sets out liability for auditors

    Mar 5, 2018

    The Supreme Court of Canada has laid out the scope of responsibility for auditors following a 4-3 decision that found that Deloitte & Touche was negligent in performing a statutory audit and failing to uncover fraud committed by Livent Inc.’s management.

  • When #MeToo reaches the boardroom

    When #MeToo reaches the boardroom

    Mar 5, 2018

    The #MeToo movement has been impacting all levels of society, from political leaders to senior executives.

  • Ruling on termination clauses causes confusion

    Ruling on termination clauses causes confusion

    Jan 22, 2018

    Some lawyers say a recent Court of Appeal decision concerning the interpretation and enforceability of termination clauses may actually bring more confusion than clarity to the issue.

  • Master bars lawyer from case involving his own firm

    Master bars lawyer from case involving his own firm

    Jan 15, 2018

    A lawyer is warning that solicitor-client privilege may be threatened by a master’s decision that barred him from representing his own firm in a dispute over a wrongful dismissal claim.

  • Judge strikes lawyer’s claim against firm

    Judge strikes lawyer’s claim against firm

    Nov 20, 2017

    An Ontario judge has struck a lawyer’s wrongful dismissal claim against his former firm in a decision that lawyers say shows even practitioners need legal representation.

  • Judge recognizes civil tort of harassment

    Judge recognizes civil tort of harassment

    Oct 16, 2017

    Employment lawyers say a judge’s recognition of the free-standing civil tort of harassment was the next logical step in the development of Ontario’s workplace law.

  • Worker’s compensation to cover chronic mental stress

    Worker’s compensation to cover chronic mental stress

    Oct 16, 2017

    Employers should be thinking about how they can prevent bullying and harassment in the workplace after the provincial government expanded workers compensation law to include claims for chronic mental stress, says a Toronto lawyer.

  • Roll ahead with workplace pot policies

    Roll ahead with workplace pot policies

    Oct 16, 2017

    Employers shouldn’t let uncertainty around the legalization of marijuana stop them from crafting workplace policies about its use, according to employment lawyers.

  • Decision focuses on probationary employees

    Decision focuses on probationary employees

    Oct 16, 2017

    A Court of Appeal decision offers important lessons for both probationary employees and their employers, according to the lawyers who argued the case.

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