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Coming to a Workplace Near You This Year – More Older Workers Than Very Young Ones

On Monday, an article in the Globe and Mail reported that composition of who is in the workplace has taken a symbolic turn.   On the paper’s front page, Demographics Reporter Joe Friesen, writes that “at some point this year, the number of 15-24 year olds will slip below the number of 55-64 year olds for

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My New Job Title: Toronto Employment and “Playbour” Lawyer

As I read the paper this morning, I came across an unfamiliar term: “playbour”.  Apparently, this is the brainchild of the media theorist, Julian Kücklich, who coined the term as a result of the confusion between work and play, as facilitated by technology.  As anyone who has responded to a work e-mail from a child’s

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Ten Things I Know at Ten

This is not a blog about employment law. Rather it is about running an employment law firm and leading a team, which I have done with my partner Chris Thomlinson, for ten years now. In fact, this week marks our tenth anniversary. When Chris and I started our Toronto-based employment law firm, we were experienced

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Are you listening Dan Pink? FedEx Days Come to a Toronto Employment Law Firm

Adopting an orphaned chimp, an exercise video and an anniversary song are not the usual work of an employment law firm, but in one 24-hour period, the employment lawyers at Rubin Thomlinson took a pause and pushed the boundaries of their creativity with extraordinary results. In his remarkable book, Drive, The Surprising Truth About What

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