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The agenda for the 2017 Ontario Employment Law Conference is now available

Join Stringer LLP and First Reference at the Centre for Health & Safety Innovation in Mississauga on June 20, 2017 at the Ontario Employment Law Conference to Learn the Latest® on the following topics from top Ontario employment law experts: Jeremy Schwartz will discuss the increasingly important topic of structuring your work relationships with independent […]

 

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The 17th Annual Ontario Employment Law Conference highlights and wrap-up #learnthelatest

Thank you for everyone’s participation in this year’s conference. The following is a brief overview of some of the employment topics that were discussed at this year’s conference. We look forward to seeing you next year!

 

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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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Is bullying and harassment a problem in your organization?

Workplace bullying and harassment are making news across the country, and legislators and courts are trying to understand and address the twin issues. A recent HRinfodesk survey indicates that our readers are grappling with bullying and harassment as well. A couple of months ago, we asked:

 

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Last days to register for the 15th Annual Ontario Employment Law Conference

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Last days to register for the 15th Ontario Employment Law Conference, on June 10, 2014 at the Mississauga Convention Centre. This event is hosted by First Reference, with presentations by the lawyers at Stringer LLP, experts in the areas of employment and labour law.

 

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Are your employment contracts enforceable?

2014 Ontario Employment Law Conference

Many employers prepare written employment agreements that limit employee entitlements on termination of employment. In the absence of an enforceable termination provision, employees are entitled to notice of termination at common law, or pay in lieu thereof.

 

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What is the next step in AODA compliance? The Employment Standard

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The AODA Employment Standard deadlines are not as far away as they may seem. The Employment Standard is one of five accessibility standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. It outlines accessibility requirements employers must meet throughout the employment life-cycle.

 

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Learn the latest! — Family status accommodation

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In most jurisdictions in Canada, human rights legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of “family status.” Until recently, few cases were brought alleging discrimination under this branch. However, recent decisions across several jurisdictions have made it clear that employers must be attentive to this ground of discrimination or risk exposing themselves to significant liability.

 

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Register for the 15th Ontario Annual Employment Law Conference

2014 Ontario Employment Law Conference

The 15th Annual Ontario Employment Law Conference, is taking place June 10, 2014, at the Mississauga Convention Centre. This event is hosted by First Reference, with presentations by the lawyers at Stringer LLP experts in the areas of employment and labour law.

 

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Introducing our newest guest blogger Kevin Sambrano

We are very pleased to announce that Kevin Sambrano will be sharing his expertise with our readers on First Reference Talks. He will be covering issues surrounding human rights and employment law, starting this month.

 

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Public holiday reminders, season’s greetings and holiday break

The team at First Reference Inc. and First Reference Talks blog wishes everyone a very Happy Holiday Season and all the best for the New Year! / L’Équipe de La Référence et du billet First Reference Talks vous souhaite de belles fêtes et une bonne et heureuse année. In addition, we would like to remind you of the three public/statutory holidays…

 

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Learn the latest! — Specific termination provision upheld after sale of business

When a company purchases another business, it is important to consider the legal implications respecting the status of employees. The Ontario Superior Court recently decided a case regarding the validity of an employment contract where an employee had signed an agreement with his former employer but never executed a new agreement when the company was purchased by another business. The plaintiff argued that the employment contract only governed the previous employment relationship. The Court disagreed, finding that the terms of the employment contract still applied.

 

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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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Last chance to register for the 12th Annual Employment Law Conference

Last chance to register for the 12th Annual, Ontario Employment Law Conference, on June 15, 2011 at the Mississauga Convention Centre.

 

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Managing difficult terminations – Learn the latest

When it comes to employee termination, it is important to follow standardized procedures and to establish this process well before the need to fire an employee presents itself. Unfortunately…

 

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