Moving Forward After #METOO: Building A Safe & Respectful Workplace

By: Jordan Rodney & Nicole Mast Kusch in Dialogue Magazine   Building a Safe and Respectful Workplace  At its peak, the #MeToo movement was all over the internet, TV and radio. It seemed that everywhere you turned, new and serious allegations surrounding your favourite stars and business leaders were coming to the forefront. Although the movement […]

Domestic or sexual harassment leaves: A natural evolution

By: Miriam Anbar| Lawyer’s Daily As the #MeToo movement went viral at the end of 2017, workplaces across the country took note. Times were changing, and employers needed to embark on a new era of workplace policies and conduct — whether or not they were ready for it. The year 2018 introduced a number of […]

Dazed and Confused

By: Arjun Dhir| Dialogue Magazine On October 17, 2018, the Cannabis Act officially came into effect, permitting Canadians to legally purchase, possess and consume recreational cannabis. Amidst the excitement, a report published by the Conference Board of Canada indicated that more than half of Canadian employers expressed concerns about the potential effects that this significant legislative […]

Ontario Hockey League: Pay to play

By: Jordan Rodney & Miriam Anbar for The Lawyer’s Daily For most Canadians, hockey is in our blood. Employment laws and regulations? Not so much. Having said that, employment applies to almost all of us, from the CEO down to the student packing groceries part-time at your local store. So why are some employees’ rights […]

Should Your Holiday Parties Be Lit?

By Alice Chen for Yourworkplace.ca Mary Jane may be attending your next holiday event Alcohol has long been a mainstay at the office social event, whether it is an in-house party or a dinner out. But the federal government’s decision to legalize cannabis — which came into effect this past October — added a new […]

Managing Group Benefit Entitlements for Ontario’s Aging Population

By: Arjun Dhir for TLOMA In December 2006, the Liberal government abolished Ontario’s mandatory retirement age of 65. By doing so, the Ontario Government empowered individuals aged 65 and older by allowing them to choose when they are ready to exit the workforce. However, the Government simultaneously provided employers with the freedom to decide how to treat these older workers, […]

Managing ‘peternity’ leave in your workplace

By: Miriam Anbar for The Lawyer’s Daily  It has become commonplace for leading edge companies, such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter to go above and beyond by offering their employees innovative benefits including, among other things, gym memberships, catered meals and unlimited vacation. These benefits or perks, are both a significant hiring and retention tool […]

Jail sentence, hefty fine for employer highlight importance of compliance

Restaurant owner didn’t pay money owed to more than 60 employees By John Dujay for Canadian HR Reporter A recent case in Ontario involving unpaid wages — and a severe penalty — should have employers taking note, according to experts. The guilty party was Yuk Yee (Ellen) Pun, Toronto owner of the now-defunct Regal restaurant […]

Social media still grey zone for HR departments: Caution is advised

By: Miriam Anbar for The Lawyer’s Daily | Spider-Man first appeared in 1962 in Marvel’s Amazing Fantasy No.15. While much has changed since the 1960s, one line from the comic still holds true today — “With great power, comes great responsibility”… Read more →

The importance of plain language in the legal profession

By: Miriam Anbar for The Lawyer’s Daily | Drafting is typically a key aspect of a lawyer’s job. For employment lawyers, in particular, a poorly drafted employment agreement can come at a major cost for your client. At the same time, a well-drafted employment agreement and termination provision can save your client tremendous costs… Read more →