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Published on: 6 Jul 2012 By

Recovering Compensation in Injury Claims Against Bars, Taverns and Social Hosts

Maciej Pieoksz looks at the issue of personal injuries that are a result of alcohol in bars, tavers and other establishments.  Maciej also gives tips to consumers and hosts on how to protect themselves. You are at a party with friends.  You are drinking casually but are being encouraged to d…

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Published on: 27 Jun 2012 By

Ontario’s Court of Appeal Certifies Class Actions Questioning Overtime Policies

It turns out CIBC and Scotiabank will be required to defend their overtime policies against class actions by employees, according to the Court of Appeal. The banks had successfully defended certification motions in the lower courts on the grounds that the issues were not “common” enough amon…

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Published on: 25 Jun 2012 By

Minimizing Liability Now That The 24-Month Cap on Reasonable Notice Is In Question

Although we often tell clients that determining the reasonable notice period in any given situation is more art than science, one thing we’ve felt confident about is the 24-month cap – unless there are exceptional circumstances, no matter how much seniority an employee has and no matter what…

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