If your child care obligations are not accommodated, you might have a case for claiming workplace discrimination

Employers could be required to accommodate employees with child or elder care obligations, unless doing so causes undue hardship for the employer.

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July 30, 2015

Ottawa-based company fined $8,000 for telling job applicant it 'only hires white men'

A company discriminated against a foreign-born job applicant by telling him it "only hires white men" in a series of "abusive" text messages, Ontario's Human Rights Tribunal has ruled.

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September 09, 2014

Want to quit your job? Five things you should know about your legal obligations

Plenty has been written about legal obligations when it comes to employees being fired, but there is almost as much law affecting an employee's decision to quit.

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August 27, 2014

Location based marketing is following you, whether you like it or not

The movements of those with Wi-Fi- or Bluetooth-enabled devices who pass through this 1.9-kilometre strip on Toronto's Queen St. W. are being tracked and recorded.

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February 03, 2014

Bennett Jones launches Canada Anti-Spam Law website

The law firm Bennett Jones has launched a website aimed at helping Canadian businesses and individuals plan a compliance strategy with Canada's Anti-Spam Law, which comes into effect on July 1, 2014.

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January 23, 2014

Wal-Mart asks workers to donate food to its needy employees

A U.S. Wal-Mart store is holding a food drive -- for its own employees. "Please donate food items so associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner," read signs in the store.

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November 21, 2013

How to bump your OAS pension by 36%

You'll receive 36% more Old Age Security (OAS) pension if you delay the start of it until age 70.

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September 30, 2013

Legal Jobs: Ontario legal task force mulls articling changes

The number of articling jobs has remained the same, while the demand has increased substantially. Some students who have spent thousands of dollars attending law school can't get the final posting they need to qualify as a lawyer and get their license.

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February 01, 2012

Ontario Court of Appeal recognizes invasion of privacy as common law tort

A motion judge's decision that there is no free-standing common law tort of invasion of privacy has been overturned by the Ontario Court of Appeal.

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January 20, 2012

Power of attorney changes may be coming

This article discusses the changes Ontario's Bill 21, the Protection of Vulnerable and Elderly People from Abuse Act (Powers of Attorney), will bring about if it is passed.

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January 18, 2012