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Introducing our newest guest bloggers: Jean-Pierre A. Laporte, Sara Forte and Jeff Dutton

We are very pleased to announce that Jean-Pierre A. Laporte, Sara Forte and Jeff Dutton will be blogging regularly on First Reference Talks!

 

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Introducing our newest guest blogger: Deveen Hunter

We are very pleased to announce that Deveen Hunter M.Sc., CAPM, CHRL will be blogging regularly on First Reference Talks!

 

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Introducing our newest guest blogger: Ann Barrow

We are very pleased to announce that Ann Barrow, licensed paralegal, will be blogging regularly on First Reference Talks!

 

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Introducing our newest guest blogger: De Bousquet Professional Corporation

We are very pleased to announce that the law firm De Bousquet Professional Corporation will be blogging regularly on First Reference Talks!

 

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Introducing our newest guest blogger: Rubin Thomlinson LLP

We are very pleased to announce that the employment law firm Rubin Thomlinson LLP will be blogging on First Reference Talks! Rubin Thomlinson is a Toronto-based employment law firm dedicated to finding optimal legal solutions to challenging workplace issues.

 

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17th annual Ontario employment law conference early bird registration #learnthelatest

Registration is now open for the 17th Annual Ontario Employment Law Conference, presented by First Reference and Stringer LLP on Thursday June 2, 2016.

 

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Top 10 most read First Reference Talks posts published in 2015 and Season’s Greetings

The holidays are upon us and it is time to take a well deserved break. Please note that we will not be blogging during the holiday season from Thursday December 24, 2015, to Friday January 1, 2016, inclusive. Our bloggers will resume sharing with you, their expertise and interesting developments in the world of HR, employment law, privacy, accessibility and payroll on Monday January 4, 2016…

 

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Introducing our newest guest blogger Beyond Rewards Inc.

We are very pleased to announce that Beyond Rewards Inc. will be blogging on First Reference Talks.

 

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Turning over a new leave: ESA amendments introduce new, significant categories of leaves

Learn the latest!

2014 saw the introduction of three new leaves protected under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”).  These new leaves can result in significant absences from the workplace, which will create new human resources challenges for employers.  Professionals engaged in workforce management and HR must be aware of these new obligations to employees in order to avoid accidental breaches of the ESA.

 

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The Ontario Employment Law Conference is better than ever

Learn the latest!

Early Bird Registration Now Open: 16th Annual Employment Law Conference. Come and learn the latest!

 

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Regular guest blogger Henry J. Chang announces his campaign for bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada

Henry J. Chang is running for bencher (i.e. director) of the Law Society of Upper Canada…

 

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Top 10 most read First Reference Talks posts published in 2014 and Season’s Greetings

The field of employment law, payroll and human resources kept our bloggers very busy in 2014. However, the holidays are here and it is time to take a well deserved break. We are signing off for 2014 with a list of the top 10 most read posts published in 2014. The issue of providing a doctor’s note and duty to accommodate seem to have been hot topics this year with several blog posts on the topics making it on the list.

 

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2014 Clawbies nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2014 Canadian Law Blog Awards. Again, the quality of Lawblogs were amazing in 2014 and many are deserving of honours. However, we can only nominate up to three other Canadian law blogs we follow and read. This year, I concentrated on employment law blogs, so here are mine and First Reference top choices for 2014:

 

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Introducing our newest guest blogger Christopher Lytle

We are very pleased to announce that Christopher Lytle from Christopher Lytle Consulting (CLC) will be blogging on First Reference Talks on the topics of disability and human rights issues.

 

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Introducing our newest guest blogger Vey Willetts LLP

We are very pleased to announce that Andrew Vey and Paul Willetts from Vey Willetts LLP will be blogging on First Reference Talks starting on October 29, 2014.

 

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