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Female hospital workers rewarded $15,000 at human rights tribunal

November 9, 2007 | 1 Comment

Two female workers at a hospital in Montreal were awarded $15,000 in damages after they brought their matter before a human rights tribunal. The Quebec tribunal ruled in favor of Mary Smith and Jenifer Bennett … Read More

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Dershowitz joins the Black team

November 8, 2007 | No Comments

Adding to his repertoires of high-profile clients, Alan Dershowitz has joined Conrad Black‘s defense team in an advisory position. Lord Black joins the ranks of O.J. Simpson, Mike Tyson, and Leona Helmsley as Dershowitz clients. … Read More

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Employee Email and the Attorney-Client Privilege

November 8, 2007 | No Comments

When speaking with your attorney, you might want to reconsider using your work email. Amongst other issues, problems arise because workplace emails are often monitored or stored on a company server and can theoretically, be … Read More

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Take action against poor reviews

November 8, 2007 | No Comments

Employees seeking to dismiss their habitual underperformer usually follow a prescription for a tidy divorce: Gather ammunition in the form of a series of negative performance reviews and create a paper trail documenting all allegations … Read More

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Self proclaimed poster child for paralegals sentenced to 4 months house arrest

November 8, 2007 | Comments Off on Self proclaimed poster child for paralegals sentenced to 4 months house arrest

After 15 years of acting as a paralegal, Maureen Boldt has been sentenced to house arrest for the unauthorized practice of law. The operator of Boldt paralegal and mediation, located in North Bay, Ontario,  violated … Read More

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Fired worker signs fate away

November 2, 2007 | No Comments

What results if a just-dismissed employee is essentially forced to sign a release, preventing him from taking legal action?  Does it matter if the employer took advantage of the employee’s personal problems, effectively "preying" on … Read More

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True resignation is voluntary

September 27, 2007 | 1 Comment

Canadian employees have no right to severance pay if they voluntarily left their job. This may seem unfair, but remember, the laws of resignation generally work in the employees favour. If a resignation is tendered, … Read More

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Contract terms are binding

September 20, 2007 | No Comments

Not only had Madhu Suri lost his job, he was told that his hefty severance agreement he thought he had negotiated was no longer an option. Instead of simply ignoring his legal rights, Suri got … Read More

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You better be sick or else…

September 14, 2007 | Comments Off on You better be sick or else…

According to a Canadian Press article on the CBC news website, a Malaysian Judge made a personal house call to  Khalid Arshad to verify his claim that he could not attend a scheduled trial due … Read More

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Workers should be paid for overtime

September 12, 2007 | No Comments

Many employees are not paid for the overtime hours they actually work.  Such dedication may be desirable to employers, but that does not necessarily make it legal. Joseph Holland didn’t argue when he was paid … Read More

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