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Published on: 7 Feb 2018 By

Follow the Bouncing Ball: Enforcing Termination Provisions

Employers need some good news these days, with rising minimum wages, employee-friendly changes to many employment standards, and let’s not even mention the stock market. So I’m happy to share the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Nemeth v. Hatch Ltd. in which a very simple terminati…

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Published on: 5 Feb 2018 By

What Does it Take to be a Representative Plaintiff in a Class Proceeding?

In most class actions, class counsel represent class members in Court. One class member, the “representative plaintiff,” has important responsibilities with special duties to absent class members. Ontario’s class proceeding legislation requires that each class action have a representative pl…

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Published on: 2 Feb 2018 By

A ‘dose of pragmatism’ from Court of Appeal

By Peter Dillon for AdvocateDaily.com Ontario’s Court of Appeal released its much-anticipated decision in this case on Jan. 25, 2018. I say much-anticipated because the summary judgement decision of Justice Wendy M. Matheson of the Superior Court of Justice had thrown the proverbial wrench i…

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Published on: 29 Jan 2018 By

Do Employers Have Human Rights Obligations to Former Employees?

Two sisters from Inuvik Native Bands were employed by White Tornado Cleaning Services, owned by Rhonda Sallows. Their employment ended when they both quit, in response to allegedly being yelled at repeatedly by Ms. Sallows. Ms. Sallows subsequently told the sisters that she was decreasing th…

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Published on: 19 Jan 2018 By

Tactics used by insurers are “borderline harassment”

Arbitrator Musson, in the recent decision SP and RBC Insurance, reviewed the conduct of Aviva Insurance (who bought out RBC Insurance) in adjusting an injury claim made by a young woman hurt in a motor vehicle collision. The decision concluded with a comment upon the behaviour and conduct of…

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Published on: 11 Jan 2018 By

‘Canada: it’s like watching a car crash in slow motion’

Siskinds franchise lawyer Peter Dillon was featured in AdvocateDaily.com for his article in the Franchise Law Journal. See the full article below. ‘Canada: it’s like watching a car crash in slow motion:’ Dillon By AdvocateDaily.com Staff While franchising provides an effective way to distrib…

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