April 17, 2019

Mediators of all vintages must earn parties’ trust

No good mediator should take the trust of the parties for granted, Toronto employment law mediators Barry B. Fisher and Peter Israel tell AdvocateDaily.com. Even with almost eight decades of experience between them in employment law, Fisher, principal of Barry Fisher Arbitration & Mediation, and Israel, founding partner with employment and labour law boutique PI Mediation, are careful not to rest on their…

April 8, 2019

Amendments to the ESA Poster and Overtime Provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 are now in Effect

On December 6, 2018, the Ontario government introduced omnibus legislation entitled Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018 (Bill 66) that would amend multiple statutes, including the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”). The Bill received royal assent on April 3, 2019 and the changes to the ESA are now in effect. The changes to the ESA (details…

March 27, 2019

The art of the deal – inside the mediator’s mind

By Paul Russell, AdvocateDaily.com Contributor A successful mediator needs to have both legal knowledge and empathy, Toronto mediator and employment lawyer Peter Israel tells AdvocateDaily.com. “Mediation is a very delicate dance between fact, law, emotion, the parties and their lawyers,” says Israel, founding principal of PI Mediation. “As a mediator, it is easy to forget that you are dealing…

March 20, 2019

Weed in the Workplace: The HR Professional’s Guide To Managing Risks Under the New Cannabis Regime

Krista Kais-Prial will be presenting on April 4, 2019 at the Weed in the Workplace: The HR Professional’s Guide To Managing Risks Under the New Cannabis Regime program at Osgoode Hall, York University.    

February 25, 2019

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Policy on Cannabis for Medical Purposes Comes into Effect on March 1, 2019

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has issued a policy on Cannabis for Medical Purposes. The policy, which will be in effect starting March 1, 2019, provides guidance regarding the WSIB’s approval of entitlement to medical cannabis for workplace-related injuries and illnesses. The WSIB may allow entitlement to medical cannabis for a work-related injury/disease…

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