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Law Society of Upper Canada

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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The legality of unpaid internships in Ontario

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We’re pleased to present lawyer Andrew Langille of Youth and Work on what the law in Ontario says about unpaid internships. Here, Andrew focuses on the impact of unpaid internships on interns themselves, but organizations and businesses that use or hope to use unpaid interns must pay attention. It is crucial to know whether your intern is legally an intern (and therefore not subject to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act), or actually an employee. And the answer might surprise you.

 

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