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Can a Law Firm Force Support Staff to be Finger Scanned?

Can a Law Firm Force Support Staff to be Finger Scanned?

UPDATE:  Here is a CBC Radio report on this story, including an interview with the managing partner who explains how the system works and why they are introducing it. A…

Women’s Situation Not Improving in Law Firms, But I (Still) Have a Plan.

Women’s Situation Not Improving in Law Firms, But I (Still) Have a Plan.

Ok, this post is longer than usual, but if you persist, you are rewarded with a classic Charlie Brown clip! How cool is that? The National Association of Women Lawyers…

Can Your Employer Fire You For Your Political Beliefs?

Can Your Employer Fire You For Your Political Beliefs?

Mitt Romney recently told American employers that they should use their power of their employees to vote Republican. Some American employers already do this, some going as far as to…

Garrie v. Janus Joan Reconsideration: A New Violation of HRC occurs with Each New Discriminatory Pay Cheque

Garrie v. Janus Joan Reconsideration: A New Violation of HRC occurs with Each New Discriminatory Pay Cheque

Thankfully, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has taken the unusual step of overturning one of its own decisions in the reconsideration decision in a case called Garrie v. Janus Joan.  Here…

Is Making Disgusting Comments on Facebook Cause for Dismissal from Your Job?

Is Making Disgusting Comments on Facebook Cause for Dismissal from Your Job?

There’s a story in the Toronto Star today about a man from London, Ontario who was fired for making disgusting comments on a Facebook memorial page for a young woman…

Allocating the Funds from a Wrongful Dismissal Settlement

Allocating the Funds from a Wrongful Dismissal Settlement

When you represent employees that have been dismissed, there is always a moment when you explain to your client what will happen to the money they receive if the case…

New Work Law Comic: The Collective Raise Demand Doesn’t Go Well

New Work Law Comic:  The Collective Raise Demand Doesn’t Go Well

In this new Work Law comic, my employee come together and demand a raise.  Check it out, then consider the discussion below. Discussion In the recent decision, Ontario v. Fraser,…

Walmart Workers Legally Strike in U.S., But Strike Would Be Illegal in Canada

Walmart Workers Legally Strike in U.S., But Strike Would Be Illegal in Canada

Have you noticed the stories this week about a series of strikes hitting Walmart stores in the U.S. This Huffington Post story explains that as of yesterday, there were strikes…

Love this New Animated Ed Broadbent Message About Income Inequality

When I was in Grade 5 back in the late 1970s, my teacher chose me to represent the NDP in our school mock election, and as Ed Broadbent, I wooped Pierre Trudeau…

The Origins of the Requirement to Give “Reasonable Notice” to Terminate an Employment Contract

The Origins of the Requirement to Give “Reasonable Notice” to Terminate an Employment Contract

Ever wonder where the requirement to provide reasonable notice to terminate an employment contract comes from?  The answer might surprise you. The answer has a lot of to do with…