Construction liens

A remedy tough as nails Construction liens offer security to anyone providing labour and materials that enhance the value of land and property. Practically speaking,...

Weathering coroner’s inquests and fatality inquiries

  By Cheryl A. Edwards and Jeremy Warning Any employer experiencing a workplace fatality faces a multitude of legal issues. One aspect of managing in the...

Blood from a stone

Three ways the law helps with collection The last thing a creditor would want, after spending significant time and money in suing a debtor, is...

Obligations for travelling

Out of sight, but not out of mind By Jeremy Warning Many workers are required to travel as part of their jobs. They may travel for...

Revisions to the Canada Labour Code: danger redefined

by Jeremy Warning Although decried by organized labour, key amendments to Part II of the Canada Labour Code (the Code) came into effect on Oct. 31,...

If remarks get offensive

Employers should resist knee-jerk reactions By Michelle MacGillivray If an employee has offensive opinions, and expresses these opinions publicly, there are steps an employer can take,...

Employee resignations

Not all legal obligations are on employers A resignation can be emotionally charged, so it helps to be reminded of the consequences of saying or...

Termination clauses: Benefits matter

By Jeremy Warning The July 7, 2014 decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Miller v. ABM Canada Inc., 2014 ONSC 4062 (CanLII), provides...

Ruling on car wash

Training and supervision By Jeremy Warning On November 30, 2012, the Ontario Court of Justice released its decision in R. v. 679052 Ontario Limited (c.o.b. as...

Investigating sexual harassment in the workplace

Happy Co. is a small company specializing in the production, sale and installation of custom flooring products in Ontario. Its head office, fabrication plant...
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