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  • Nov 08, 2013

    As publilshed in Exchange Magazine November/December 2013 

    The Federal Court of Canada has confirmed it: Canadian law requires employers to accommodate the care-giving needs of employees with familial obligations to children. 

    Canadian human rights legislation strives to ensure that people who have barriers to employment can fully participate in the work force by prohibiting discrimination on protected grounds. Those grounds include “family status”, defined as “being in a parent and child relationship.”

  • Jun 27, 2013

    In my last column I addressed employee misconduct on social media and what it would take to terminate employment for cause.  In this article I will be dealing with tips for employers in managing social media entanglements at the end of the employment relationship.

  • Jun 27, 2013

    I am part of a committee that is putting together a two day special lecture series in April, 2012 for the Law Society of Upper Canada entitled AEmployment Law and the New Workplace in the Social Media Age@.

  • Feb 10, 2011

    As published in Exhange Magazine December 2010

  • Jan 10, 2011

    As published in Exchange Magazine March/April 2011

    The economic downturn has lead many businesses to make difficult decisions in order to survive.  Often these decisions lead to changes in the terms and conditions of individual employment arrangements most noteably, a reduction in salary or incentive based remuneration.

    These changes can amount to what is called “constructive dismissal”.

  • Jan 10, 2011

    As published in Exchange Magazine June 2010


    The following statement was made by a judge in a  wrongful dismissal case action: "Just Cause is the Capital Punishment Crime of Employment Law."

    The statement captures the serious nature in which our courts view the allegation of just cause and the tremendous onus placed on employers to prove it. 

Jun 01, 2017

By Melanie Reist, Lawyer

In the ...

May 23, 2017

By Morrison Reist

The Ontario Bar Association has named...

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