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Published on: 14 Nov 2017 By

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 …

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Published on: 6 Nov 2017 By

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…

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Published on: 1 Nov 2017 By

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 …

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Published on: 18 Oct 2017 By

What the Cost of Your Training Kit Says About Your Multi-Level Marketing Company

For aspiring multi-level marketing (“MLM”) or direct selling (“DS”) companies, a positive written opinion by Canada’s Competition Bureau is an important first step in the operational success of their business. However, early decisions in the pricing of “st…

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Published on: 30 Aug 2017 By

Obstruction Charge Results in 45 Days in Jail

On August 14, 2017, an individual operating an automotive and scrap metal business at a property situated along Haldimand Highway in Canfield was sentenced to 45 days in jail for obstructing Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Provincial Officers (“Ministry Officers”) in the perfo…

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Published on: 28 Aug 2017 By

$500 Million Tim Hortons Class Action – A Warning for Franchisors Administrating Ad Funds

Tim Hortons is the largest franchise system in Canada by number of franchised locations, operating with approximately 3,500 units nationally. Accordingly, any legal action relating to the business makes waves in the franchise community and serves as a warning to other franchisors. On June 19…

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Published on: 24 Aug 2017 By

Episode of Reality Television Show Leads to Environmental Prosecution

It’s not often that the worlds of reality television and environmental regulatory enforcement collide. However, recently, a Yukon-based company became subject to an environmental prosecution by committing an environmental offence in a reality television episode. Tamarack, Inc. engages in pla…

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