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Employee Dismissals and Terminations: Up in the Air…

…is where I was yesterday, returning from vacation. As I was flying, I had the opportunity to catch up on some films that I hadn’t seen, including the Academy Award nominated film, “Up in the Air”. For those of you not months behind in your film watching like me, you will know this is the

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The Mobile Workforce: Employment Transfers

I was speaking at the Ontario Bar Association’s Annual Institute 2010 program last week. The session was entitled “Navigating the International Assignment Maze” and I was asked to speak about employment law implications. Surprisingly, there are quite a few! Although we have heard less in the last few years about the mobile workforce or employees

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Wrongful Dismissal: A Procedural Sign of Things to Come?

An interesting case crossed my desk this week. It was the wrongful dismissal case of Whiteman v. Eastern Lift Truck Inc. 183 A.C.W.S. (3d) 87. The case was recently decided by Mr. Justice Ray of the Superior Court of Justice. What jumped out at me was how efficiently the plaintiff and his counsel made use

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Calling All Independent Contractors!

Over the last couple of months, we have seen our employer clients engage an increasing number of “independent contractors”. This can be an effective way of getting overflow work done without adding to the headcount, and adding fresh blood to an organization. Here are a few things to look for when structuring these arrangements: 1.

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