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Published on: 30 Jul 2014 By

Environmental consultant's negligence claim to proceed

Environmental consultant’s negligence claims for failing to clean up contaminated sites continue to multiply. The Ontario Superior Court recently allowed a professional negligence lawsuit to go ahead against an Ontario environmental consultant, XCG, despite a long delay, which,  accord…

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Published on: 30 Jul 2014 By

For Federally-Regulated Employers, Providing Termination and Severance Pay May Limit Liability for “Unjust Dismissal” Under the Canada Labour Code

Ending an employment relationship can be fraught with legal risk for employers. Ending an employment relationship can be fraught with legal risk for employers; this has been especially true for federally-regulated employers subject to the Canada Labour Code, R.S.C., 1985, c. L-2 (the “Code”)…

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Published on: 25 Jul 2014 By

Siskinds partner Peter Dillon on BNN’s Business Day PM

Siskinds partner Peter Dillon featured on BNN's Business Day PM and Advocatedaily.com. Peter discussed the dos and don'ts of modern-day multi-level marketing with BNN's Business Day PM, and Advocatedaily.com provided a recap of that appearance. Click here for the recap on Advocat…

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Published on: 23 Jul 2014 By

Environment Minister: more consultation on used batteries

Ontario’s new Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray, has intervened decisively to stop Waste Diversion Ontario from approving now two controversial proposed Industry Stewardship Plans: one from Call2Recycle for used batteries, and one from Product Care Association…

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Published on: 23 Jul 2014 By

Unions utilizing creative organizing strategies in the service sector

Employers should take note – Unions are using ever more creative means to engage potential members, especially in sectors with low rates of unionization.  For example, the United Steelworkers are helping temporary foreign workers employed by a Tim Horton’s franchise in British Columbia…

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Published on: 21 Jul 2014 By

Blue Box funding arbitration final argument

The massive Blue Box funding arbitration enters the final stretch this week, with closing arguments starting today. Our firm will file our written argument why Ontario Blue Box stewards owe municipalities more than $115 million this year, under the Waste Diversion Act. Separate closing argum…

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