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By Mackenzie Irwin
In Acumen Law Corporation v Ojanen, 2019 BCSC 1352, Ms. Melissa Ojanen ("Ms. Ojanen") was hired as an articling student at Acumen Law Corp ("Acumen")
By Kimberly Smith
To avoid hiring pitfalls, employers should be aware of applicable human rights legislation. An employer that is federally regulated is subject to the Canada Human Rights Act
By Chris Justice
A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal provided some guidance on how economically dependent a contractor must be before they are afforded the same statutory
By Amelia Phillips
In Ontario, an employer must ensure that an appropriate investigation is conducted into incidents or complaints of workplace harassment.
By Chris Justice
In the decision of McGuinty v. 1845035 Ontario Inc. (McGuinty Funeral Home), 2019 ONSC 4108, the Superior Court awarded almost $1.3 million in favour of Mr. Grant McGuinty
By Mackenzie Irwin
On July 18, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada denied WestJet's application for leave to appeal the British Columbia Court of Appeal's ("BCCA") decision not to strike a notice of civil claim.
By Mackenzie Irwin
On June 17, 2019 Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau released draft legislation that proposes changes impacting the preferential tax treatment of employee stock options
By Amelia Phillips
On June 28, 2019, the Divisional Court denied leave to appeal the decision of Justice Perrell in Iluyomade v. Toronto Community Housing Corp., 2018 ONSC 7727 (CanLII)("Iluyomade").
By Chris Justice

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By Kimberly Smith
In a recent decision, Mikelsteins v Morrison Hershfield Limited, 2019 ONCA 515, the Ontario Court of Appeal reversed the lower court's ruling that a former employee was entitled to the increase in the value of shares...
By Kimberly Smith
Long gone are the days when job seekers flipped through the daily newspaper in search of their next gig. In the internet age, social media connects employers and job seekers with relative ease.
By Kimberly Smith
Sifting through the issues surrounding leave entitlement is not without its challenges. Who is entitled to leave, when and for how long? These are some of the frequently asked questions.
By Mackenzie Irwin
As my colleague reported earlier last week, the Ontario Court of Appeal recently shut down the tort of harassment in Merrifield v Canada, ("Merrifield").
By Kimberly Smith
In a recent ruling, Merrifield v Canada (Attorney General), 2019 ONCA 205, the Court of Appeal reversed a lengthy trial court decision that boldly created a free-standing tort of harassment.
By Chris Justice
Historically, the law in Canada has used the word "employee" as an entry to coverage, employing the difference between an employee and an independent contractor.