Tag Archives: employment law

Parental Leave For Fathers

What are your options when it comes to parental leave for fathers? In the past, many families assumed that dad should work and mom should stay home with the kids. But parents today often choose … Read More

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Legal implications from 2014 workplace employment cases

Big employment cases from 2014 drew a good amount of attention to workplace law. Specifically, it demonstrated the legal implications to employees and employers.  To date, we continue to see the consequences of these fallouts. … Read More

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What does the law say about extreme work hours?

Employment law and the issue of extreme work hours are tricky. Employers can hire an employee and request that they work an extensive amount of time.  On the onset, this seems illegal and confusing for … Read More

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Confidentiality Clauses with Teeth

Confidentiality clauses are provisions within an Employment Contract/Agreement that should not be taken lightly. When carefully drafted, they can and have been known to be strictly enforced by the Courts and can be cause for … Read More

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Your legal questions answered

Toronto Employment lawyer, Daniel Lublin hosted a live chat on the Globe and Mail’s Career section, where he answered reader’s legal questions regarding their employment law matters. These topics varied from terminations and severance packages, … Read More

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Teacher dismissed after 40 year-old risqué films discovered

Recently, 73 year-old Jacqueline Laurent Auger was dismissed from her place of employment at a Montreal prestigious private school, based on 40 year-old soft porn discovered by her students. This case is appealing in that … Read More

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It is hard to lose the game when you make the rules

Privacy in the workplace continues to dominate the legal and policy discussions. Most recently, Jerry Agar of CFRB 1010 and the Toronto Sun, addressed the issue in an editorial. Naturally, he sought the advice of … Read More

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Computer ruling seen as “seismic shift” in workplace privacy rights

Speaking with the Globe & Mail about the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision on privacy rights in the workplace, Daniel Lublin had this to say; “I would call the court of appeal finding a … Read More

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High school secretary moonlights as adult film star; What’s a principal to do?

Adult film entertainer, Samantha Ardente, must have known the jig was up when a student at the high school she works at asked her for her autograph. Read More

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Phoenix Contract Turns to Ashes

Employers often fear, with good reason, that assets, information and influence entrusted unto employees will one day be used against them.  In order to protect against this risk, employment contracts often contain post-employment restrictions that … Read More

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