Bill 148 Poised to Pass Today
The provincial government went silent throughout much of the fall when Ontarians could expect to have a third reading of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. However, last Thursday, the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs adopted significant amendments to Bill…View the post titled Bill 148 Poised to Pass Today
Sole Director Fined Personally
On October 16, 2017 a sole director for the company Power Grow Systems Inc. was convicted for failing to comply with the terms and conditions of a Provisional Certificate of Approval for a period of approximately four months from April 11, 2015 until August 11, 2015. The individual was the s…View the post titled Sole Director Fined Personally
A costly lesson in how not to conduct a workplace harassment investigation
It seems that everywhere we look these days, sexual harassment is on the radar – whether in Hollywood, the CBC or in our own workplaces. Recent changes to Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act now require investigations to be conducted by employers into all incidents or complaints of …View the post titled A costly lesson in how not to conduct a workplace harassment investigation
Securities Fraudsters to the SEC: Can We Have Our Money Back?
Canadian class action litigators have the reputation of being more cautious than their neighbors to the south. It’s a reputation surely bolstered by a recent example of colossal chutzpah where acknowledged fraudsters launched an American securities class action to recover their ill-got…View the post titled Securities Fraudsters to the SEC: Can We Have Our Money Back?
Securities Disclosure and the Direct Liability of Parent Companies at Common Law
In this post, I am canvassing a topic that has been the subject of passing comment by others, but which remains an unconsidered and unresolved issue in Canadian transnational tort cases. The issue is this: in considering whether a parent company owes a duty of care to a third party affected …View the post titled Securities Disclosure and the Direct Liability of Parent Companies at Common Law
Video Testimonial – Insurance
Our client suffered from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy), causing her to take time off work due to the pressure in her chest. The insurance company limited her compensation. Civil litigation lawyer, Dagmara Wozniak, provided the legal support that our client nee…View the post titled Video Testimonial – Insurance
Federal Government Releases Report on Harassment and Sexual Violence in the Workplace
Recently, the federal government released the results of a year-long series of consultations with unions, employer organizations, federal government departments and agencies, academics, and advocacy groups on the subject of workplace harassment and violence. The consultation process also inv…View the post titled Federal Government Releases Report on Harassment and Sexual Violence in the Workplace
Upcoming AODA Deadlines and Workplace Related Requirements to Date
As the end of the year approaches, and with it the deadline for many businesses to file their Accessibility Compliance Report, it seems as good a time as any to review the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (the “AODA”) and confirm your organization’s compliance. More on that …View the post titled Upcoming AODA Deadlines and Workplace Related Requirements to Date
Report from Relativity Fest 2017
Members of our e-Discovery group recently attended Relativity Fest in Chicago. This annual four day conference is hosted by the legal software company Relativity and is attended by over 2000 people in the legal tech industry. Siskinds uses Relativity to manage large document collections exch…View the post titled Report from Relativity Fest 2017
Linda Visser Quoted in The Lawyer’s Daily About Price Fixing Case
Linda Visser was interviewed by the Lawyer’s Daily this month to provide insight into Airia Brands Inc. v. Air Canada, a price fixing case. Read the full article here.View the post titled Linda Visser Quoted in The Lawyer’s Daily About Price Fixing Case
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