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A Very Expensive Phone Call

If you have ever filed a claim with the Ministry of Labour, there’s a chance that you might not like what you are about to read… Last week in the Metro, employment lawyer Daniel Lublin … Read More

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Herbal Magic Contract Upheld in Court

There is a saying, “Hope for the best, and plan for the worst”.  When it comes to your employment, planning for the worst is critical – and a paper trail never hurts.  Thomas McNeely was … Read More

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Court Rules on ‘Kitchen Sink Contracts’

Employers often draft overly broad and restrictive contracts that are applied unilaterally to employees.  The thought behind it is – bargain for more, and hope for the best.  In most cases this works, but recently … Read More

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Winners and Losers of the Workplace

It might surprise you to learn the extent to which your reactions in the workplace can determine your success or failure in the courtroom. Over the past two weeks, employment lawyer Daniel Lublin has categorized … Read More

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Five Common Blunders Employers Make

Knowingly or unknowingly, employers engage in workplace practices that help tip the scales in favour of dismissed employees.  In last week’s Metro, employment lawyer Daniel Lublin describes five common workplace blunders, which are reviewed below: … Read More

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Be Careful How You Correspond with Managers

Often, employees will draft letters to employers protesting a job change or explaining a particular action.  Some of the more “careful” ones will have lawyers do this for them, but a recent case from Vancouver … Read More

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“It’s possibly the worst fraud in workplace law”

Those were the words of employment lawyer Daniel Lublin in a recent column entitled “Be wary when signing an employment contract”.  What is the fraud that he refers to?  If you have ever signed an … Read More

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Employee’s Vacation Leads to Termination

Many managers believe they have the power dismiss insubordinate employees, no matter how unreasonable the request.  The courts have consistently shown this not to be true. Daniel Lublin illustrates this point in his weekly column … Read More

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Don’t Settle for the Minimum When Signing a Release

Many employees are hesitant to sign employment releases, often with good reason.  Employers may offer very little, knowing that most employees are happy to take what they can get and fear that a refusal will … Read More

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The Changing Face of Workplace Privacy

As the line that used to separate conduct at home from the workplace continues to fade, more and more employees are finding out one “tweet” too late that their actions are no longer exempt from discipline. Read More

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