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Published on: 5 Oct 2020 By

Leaves, layoffs and terminations: COVID’s impact on Ontario’s workplaces

In the ever-changing employment law landscape of 2020, it can be hard to keep pace and understand your options and responsibilities for your workforce. This blog will discuss some of our clients’ frequently asked questions about leaves, layoffs and terminations. Covid Related Leaves of Absen…

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Published on: 5 Oct 2020 By

It’ll never happen to us: Union avoidance in the age of COVID-19

Union organizing campaigns can start in several different ways, however many find at their root a feeling among employees of unfair or unequal treatment by their employer. Sometimes the friction point is pay and benefits, other times it is entitlement to a benefit or advantage that others ma…

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Published on: 1 Oct 2020 By

New COVID-19 screening requirement for businesses and organizations

On Friday, September 25th, the Ontario government announced that, effective September 26th all Ontario businesses must comply with any advice, recommendations and instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (the “Chief Medical Officer”) on screening for COVID-19.…

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Published on: 6 Aug 2020 By

Recent court decisions create and perpetuate uncertainty in Ontario employment law

As COVID-19 seemed to put the world on “hold” for some time in 2020, Ontario courts were still busy at work releasing decisions with significant implications for employers. While we generally expect court decisions to resolve uncertainties in the law, I want to highlight three recent decisio…

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Published on: 30 Jul 2020 By

A cautionary tale: Employee misconduct creates employer liability

Consider this scenario: An employee steals co-workers’ personal information and uses it in an attempt to blackmail his employer, threatening to release it publicly unless a ransom is paid. Who’s stuck with the liability in this story? You may be surprised.  Grossman v. Nissan is a class acti…

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Published on: 14 Jul 2020 By ,

Business Essentials – Episode 7: How intellectual property law affects your business

In Siskinds’ Business Essentials, a limited-run podcast series, Chris Sinal of Siskinds’ Labour & Employment group sits down with some of the firm’s business lawyers to discuss current issues and challenges facing our clients as they adapt to the new business environment resulting from …

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Published on: 25 May 2020 By ,

Business Essentials – Episode 6: Professional practice law and running a practice virtually

In Siskinds’ Business Essentials, a limited-run podcast series, Chris Sinal of Siskinds’ Labour & Employment group sits down with some of the firm’s business lawyers to discuss current issues and challenges facing our clients as they adapt to the new business environment resulting from …

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Published on: 19 May 2020 By ,

Business Essentials – Episode 5: Corporate law and conducting business during the pandemic

In Siskinds’ Business Essentials, a limited-run podcast series, Chris Sinal of Siskinds’ labour & employment group sits down with some of the firm’s business lawyers to discuss current issues and challenges facing our clients as they adapt to the new business environment resulting from …

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Published on: 12 May 2020 By ,

Business Essentials – Episode 4: Immigration law, foreign workers, government processing times & more

In Siskinds’ Business Essentials, a limited-run podcast series, Chris Sinal of Siskinds’ labour & employment group sits down with some of the firm’s business lawyers to discuss current issues and challenges facing our clients as they adapt to the new business environment resulting from …

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Published on: 7 May 2020 By ,

Business Essentials – Episode 3: Real estate law and the importance of keeping good relationships

In Siskinds’ Business Essentials, a limited-run podcast series, Chris Sinal of Siskinds’ labour & employment group sits down with some of the firm’s business lawyers to discuss current issues and challenges facing our clients as they adapt to the new business environment resulting from …

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