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Innovatio Awards celebrate in-house counsel, both individuals and teams, who have found ways to show leadership by becoming more efficient, innovative and creative in meeting the needs of their organizations within the Canadian legal markets
When: September 19, 2017
Where: Arcadian Court, Toronto
Event Detail: 2017 Nominations are now closed
Presented by Lexpert, the prestigious Rising Stars Awards Gala honours winners from across Canada and welcomes law firm and in-house leaders and distinguished guests to celebrate and network with others who are at the top of the legal profession
When: November 16, 2017
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
The Canadian Dealmakers honour companies and individuals whose M&A transactions have significantly impacted their industry through innovation and growth; establishment of best practices; enhancement of customer needs and products; and creation of value
When: March 8, 2018
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Presented by Lexpert, these awards recognize individuals and teams from law firms, academia, law societies and corporations that have made a significant contribution to the legal community
When: June 22, 2017
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An Ontario judge has awarded $750,000 in punitive and moral damages to a former Wal-Mart Canada executive — an award lawyers say is one of the highest in Canadian employment law history.
Labour & employment boutiques are well positioned to provide value as the law and social norms evolve.
Lawyers and in-house legal departments should be aware of changes to Ontario law that expands coverage of workplace-related injuries related to chronic mental stress.
Ontario’s Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act means more intervention from government.
Toronto startup Blue J Legal has launched new artificial intelligence software to help predict how courts would resolve employment law issues.
Dress codes are often part of a job, but when do they violate employee human rights? Wade Poziomka, human rights lawyer with Ross & McBride LLP, and Priya Sarin, partner at Whitten & Lublin Employment Lawyers, discuss this topic through the lens of Poziomka's client's current dispute with a popular American restaurant chain.
Ontario’s Bill 148 contains controversial provisions viewed as negative for many employers. Ontario’s labour laws are undergoing their biggest changes since the 1990s. The overhaul is intended to benefit workers by raising the minimum wage in two stages to $15 an hour by 2019, ensuring equal pay for part-time employees, increasing vacation entitlements and making it easier to unionize in certain sectors where employment is precarious.
Company did not discriminate against cocaine addict fired for cause. The Supreme Court of Canada recently ruled that an employer may terminate a worker for just cause when he violated a fitness for duty policy by attending work under the influence of drugs. This landmark decision upheld a ruling of the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal that the employer did not unlawfully discriminate when a worker’s employment was terminated for breach of a safety rule that prohibited a worker from being under the influence of alcohol or drugs at work.