Return to the office: Struggling with employees unwilling or unable to return
About one year ago, I blogged on various employer considerations for both hybrid and entirely remote work, including location, duration, frequency, home office requirements, legal compliance, etc. See my remote work blog for details. It was already clear at that time that employers were goin…View the post titled Return to the office: Struggling with employees unwilling or unable to return
Implementing a four-day workweek: Legal issues for employers to consider
So you’re having trouble finding and retaining top talent. Offering hybrid or remote work doesn’t work for you – or maybe it isn’t enough to keep competitive in this tight job market. You’re also hearing reports of employee burnout and have seen first-hand that the pandemic is causing employ…View the post titled Implementing a four-day workweek: Legal issues for employers to consider
Intervenor beware! – Brewers Retail v. Campbell
In Brewers Retail v Campbell, 2022 ONSC 2795, Justice Morgan dealt with costs in “procedurally unusual circumstances”: the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (“FSRA”), Ontario’s pension regulator, was granted intervenor status to oppose a consent motion for certification for settlement …View the post titled Intervenor beware! – Brewers Retail v. Campbell
Hit and runs – your legal recourse
Being involved in a collision is a stressful event. It is compounded where the at-fault driver flees the scene and cannot be identified. In this situation, there are specific systems in place in Ontario to assist. There are three main avenues for assistance for victims of hit and runs, which…View the post titled Hit and runs – your legal recourse
Moore v. 7595611 Canada Corp. – What is a life worth?
What is a life worth? This is a question with which our legal system has grappled for a very long time. The answer is that a life is priceless, there is no amount of money that is worth a human life. Nevertheless, our Courts are tasked with the job of determining a value for the loss...View the post titled Moore v. 7595611 Canada Corp. – What is a life worth?
Liability in motor vehicle collisions—who is responsible to compensate the victim?
All motor vehicle injury lawsuits require careful analysis of two important concepts: 1) liability, and 2) damages. Liability is the state of legal of responsibility for which an at-fault person is accountable to an injury victim. Damages are the losses that a victim has or will suffer as a …View the post titled Liability in motor vehicle collisions—who is responsible to compensate the victim?
If we separate, will I get my down payment on the house back?
Let’s assume you and your spouse, whether common-law or married, own your home as joint tenants and you each paid an equal amount towards the down payment. If that’s the case, then if you separate you will each get your half of the down payment back when you sell the home and split the net...View the post titled If we separate, will I get my down payment on the house back?
Concert injuries: Who is responsible for the Astroworld tragedy?
When Travis Scott took the stage at the Astroworld Festival at NRG Park in Houston, Texas on November 5, 2021, the crowd surged forward and the “crowd crush” resulted in the death of ten people and injuries to hundreds more. To date, nearly 500 lawsuits have been commenced in relation to thi…View the post titled Concert injuries: Who is responsible for the Astroworld tragedy?
Assessing medical malpractice damages—Family Law Act damages—services rendered, expenses incurred, and other pecuniary losses
This article on damages for Family Law Act (FLA) claimants is part of a series of articles that discuss the types of damages that may be claimed in a medical negligence case. It is important to note, however, that each case is unique, and the damages claimed will differ between individuals. …View the post titled Assessing medical malpractice damages—Family Law Act damages—services rendered, expenses incurred, and other pecuniary losses
Ontario Court of Appeal clarifies distinction between termination for “cause” at common law and for “wilful misconduct” under the ESA
Ontario employers are often surprised to learn that there are two different regimes governing employee termination entitlements. At common law, employees are presumptively entitled to “reasonable notice” of termination or pay in lieu unless, among other things, an employee is terminated for …View the post titled Ontario Court of Appeal clarifies distinction between termination for “cause” at common law and for “wilful misconduct” under the ESA
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