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What You Can Do About A Hostile Work Environment

A hostile work environment is distressing for employees and costly for employers. Fortunately, the law provides many ways to combat and prevent hostile work environments. An employee who is subject to a hostile work environment … Read More

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Employees’ beware- Off-duty conduct can impact your work

An employee’s conduct at work and out of work can eventually lead to potential discipline or termination by their employer.  The role of the media is now, more than ever impacting the employment environment and … 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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Small victory for transgendered and transsexual individuals

A brief comment on the passing of Bill C-389, which intends to protect transgendered and transsexual citizens from discrimination. Read More

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Hot Times – Summer in the City

Employment lawyer, Ellen A. S. Low, reviews the workplace issues which arise during times of extreme heat. Read More

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No Guns in the Workplace

By: Brian Norris The recent and very public locker room gun-pulling incident between NBA players Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton has highlighted the importance for employers to create and enforce policy on workplace safety. As … Read More

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Common Employment Law Questions

Question: If working in a salaried position and being in sales (during a time of low sales) can your employer "pull salary" away from you and place you solely on commission effective immediately, even if … Read More

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UK Haidresser losses job after shaving profits from employer

Mark McMorrine will likely be styling hair in prison for the next 18 months. The Lasswade, Scotland hairdresser was recently convicted of theft and fraud stemming from a scheme in which he stole equipment from … Read More

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RBC Dominion Securities Inc. v. Merrill Lynch

In its recent decision in RBC Dominion Securities Inc. v. Merrill Lynch, the Supreme Court of Canada has reinforced an employee’s duty to provide reasonable notice of resignation as well as, reestablished an employee’s duty … Read More

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Daniel A. Lublin, Toronto Employment Lawyer, wins suit without calling a single witness

In a recent Ontario Superior Court decision, Adjemian v. Brook Crompton North America, 2008 CanLII 27469 (ON S.C.), Daniel A. Lublin successfully argued for and won a Motion for Summary Judgment, effectively winning the case … Read More

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