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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 Beyond Rewards Inc.

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

 

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Three most outstanding Canadian law blogs of 2013

On December 1, 2013, the 8th annual Canadian Law Blog Awards (a.k.a. the Clawbies) started receiving nominations for the best outstanding Canadian law blogs for 2013. Closing date to submit your choices is Friday, December 27th, with the winners being announced on New Year’s Eve. Our three nominations for #clawbies2013 are…

 

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2012 Clawbies announced ― First Reference Talks is proud to have won an award

The Clawbie Awards have been announced. First Reference Talks is proud to have won a #Clawbie2012 award in the category of Legal Culture.

 

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Three most outstanding Canadian law blogs of 2012

On December 3, 2012, the 7th annual Canadian Law Blog Awards (a.k.a. the Clawbies) started receiving nominations for the best outstanding Canadian law blogs for 2012. Closing date to submit your choices is Thursday December 27th, with the winners being announced on New Year’s Eve here.

 

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Introducing our first firm guest blogger: Stringer LLP

Stringer LLP

We are very pleased to announce that Stringer LLP, Management Lawyers, in Toronto, Ontario, have agreed to blog on First Reference Talks, starting in September 2012.

 

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Introducing our newest guest blogger Simon Heath

Simon Heath

We are very pleased to announce that Simon Heath, Principal of Heath Law, Employment Lawyers, in Mississauga, Ontario, will be sharing his employment and labour law expertise with our readers on First Reference Talks, starting on August 28.

 

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2011 CLawBies announced ― First Reference Talks is proud to be one of the finalists!

The 2011 CLawBie Awards have been announced. First Reference Talks is proud to be the runner up in the Fodden Award for Best Canadian Law Blog category in 2011!

 

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It’s time for the Clawbies nominations

It’s that time of year when we are asked to recognize the hard work of Canadian bloggers who take to heart all things legal. This year, with so many good new Canadian law blogs out there, the competition for Clawbies will be especially tough . The Clawbies awards recognize the Canadian legal blogosphere’s best and brightest: the interesting, innovative and informative sites that readers rely on for legal news and interpretation.

 

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Introducing guest blogger Alan R. McEwen

It’s a pleasure to welcome Alan R. McEwen as a regular guest blogger. Alan will be blogging on the topics of payroll, compensation and benefits.

 

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Introducing guest blogger Ian J. Cook

It’s a pleasure to welcome Ian J. Cook as a regular guest blogger. Ian will be blogging about HR Metrics which are fast becoming Canada’s leading source of HR data and analysis.

 

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Using social media in the workplace

There has been a recent wave of headlines referencing incidents in which employees have been fired as a result of their online conduct, usually on Facebook or personal blogs. Human resources professionals seem to be struggling to deal with this relatively new issue effectively, and are often at a loss as to how to monitor and respond to employee online behaviour. What is often ignored, however, is how companies, and HR persons in particular, can use social media to their advantage.

 

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