September 14, 2018

‘Middle man’ 10 Mistakes that Mediators should avoid

Available now in August 2018 issue of HR Professional.

September 13, 2018

Choice of mediator critical to dispute resolution

By: Peter Israel Whether as a result of Ontario’s mandatory mediation program or — as I’d like to believe — the growing appreciation of the benefits of alternative dispute resolution, there has been a steady growth in the number of mediators in employment law-related matters. Some serve their clients better than others. There are roster mediators…

August 7, 2018

Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Rules that Discontinuing Benefits at Age 65 is Unconstitutional

Decision In Talos v Grand Erie District School Board, 2018 HRTO 680, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario found that s. 25(2.1) of the Human Rights Code (“Code”), which essentially allows employers to cut benefits once employees reach age 65, is unconstitutional. Specifically, the Tribunal held that the Code’s “carve out” violates the equality provision…

July 20, 2018

Reforms to Police Record Checks Coming into Force on November 1, 2018

Recent Publications Krista Kais-Prial’s recent article entitled “Accommodating Chronic Illness in the Workplace: How to Support Employees for Success” was recently published in HR Professional magazine’s June 2018 edition. The article can be accessed here. The Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 (“Act”), which was passed in December 2015, will become law on November 1,…

June 20, 2018

Employee Voting Rights on Election Day

Ontario’s provincial general election is scheduled for June 7, 2018. Employers should be mindful of their obligations and the widespread misconceptions with respect to employee voting rights on Election Day. Eligibility to Vote An employee must be a Canadian citizen and Ontario resident who is 18 years of age or older on the day of…

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