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10 Pitfalls of Human Rights Employment Investigations

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Under the Human Rights Code and the Occupational Health And Safety Act, there is a duty for employers to investigate human rights and employment issues. Many of the pitfalls of human rights employment investigations d...

2014 Employment Law and Immigration Law Updates

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As a result of the regulatory December 31 2013 amendments, immigration now has sweeping powers to compel disclosure by employers and can enforce serious consequences for non-compliant employers. They may conduct warrantl...

2014 Foreign Worker and Employment Law Updates

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In April 2013, one of Canada's largest banks brought in Indian foreign workers and one of the employees in the bank went public stating that he was asked to train foreign workers in order to replace him, which introduced...

Accommodation of Family Status in the Workplace

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What is family status? The Ontario Human Rights Code states that family status is the status of being in a parent and child relationship. The case law has expanded this, stating that it is not just a parent/child relatio...

Bullying, Harassment & Human Rights in the Workplace For HR

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Alexandra Tratnik a Toronto employment lawyer talks about bullying, harassment and human rights in the workplace for human resources professionals. Devry Smith Frank LLP....

Constructive Dismissal in Ontario

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In this post we discuss Constructive Dismissal in Ontario. Daniel Lublin of Whitten & Lublin LLP...

Disability in the Workplace & Disability Discrimination

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Marty Rabinovitch a Toronto employment lawyer talks about disability in the workplace and disability discrimination for Toronto human resources professionals. Devry Smith Frank LLP....

Drafting and Interpreting Employment Contracts

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Christopher Statham of Devry Smith Frank LLP talks about employment contracts at the HR/Employment Seminar, more specifically he discusses termination clauses, consideration and restrictive covenants. Devry Smith Fran...

Duties and Rights In Dealing With Workplace Accidents

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In Ontario, the Health and Safety act provides for constructors under section 51. When a person is killed or critically injured in a workplace accident, the constructor and the employer shall notify an inspector and the ...

Employee vs Independent Contractors and Implications to Employers

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There is a growing trend in employers hiring independent contractors versus employees to perform services. This trend is primarily due to a number of factors creating greater flexibility, reducing overall cost and often ...

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