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Serious insight for serious situations.

Bueller?… Bueller?… Bueller?*

*Inspired by the 1986 movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – the picture perfect example of why employers should require medical notes for “sick days”. On Wednesday January 8, 2014, the Globe and Mail published an article titled:  “Stop asking employees for sick notes, OMA head urges” written by Erin Anderssen. The article

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Work-Life Issues: Implications for Employment Law

I was very interested to read last week the summary of The 2012 National Study on Balancing Work and Caregiving in Canada (the “Study”), published by Carleton University professor, Linda Duxbury, and University of Western Ontario professor, Christopher Higgins. This is the 3rd such study, conducted once a decade since 1991, and there are some

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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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