Labour & Employment law


  • Workplace restorations can help after investigations

    Workplace restorations can help after investigations

    May 28, 2018

    After a harassment investigation or mediation over inappropriate behaviour in a workplace, lawyers say the environment can become toxic to employees. Employment lawyers say that a workplace restoration process is a better way of dealing with the fallout of investigations and can help to return a sense of normalcy to a workplace.

  • Credit for service clarified after company changes hands

    Credit for service clarified after company changes hands

    May 28, 2018

    After a company changes hands, questions can arise about how employees are given credit for service under a new structure.

  • Pot legalization to impact employers

    Pot legalization to impact employers

    May 28, 2018

    With legalized recreational cannabis on the way in Canada, many employers are wondering how this will affect workplace drug policies.

  • Effect of SCC ruling still emerging

    Effect of SCC ruling still emerging

    May 28, 2018

    In the past few years, the Supreme Court of Canada has reversed its previous rulings around freedom of association and how that relates to a right to strike by labour unions.

  • Class actions on worker misclassification will continue

    Class actions on worker misclassification will continue

    Apr 16, 2018

    Worker misclassification class actions are here to stay, according to the growing band of employment lawyers handling cases for plaintiffs.

  • Mediation in workplaces a growing trend

    Mediation in workplaces a growing trend

    Apr 9, 2018

    Many workplaces have been seeking mediators to deal with allegations of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in the workplace, seeking to balance the rights of complainants and ensuring that there is some kind of due process for the accused.

  • 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.

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