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Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible.

This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Library Technician Dialog 2. Legal Post Blog 3. Slater Vecchio Connected 4. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada 5. Labour Pains

Library Technician Dialog
Readers’ Advisory

You think you know where to find books in the library, when you are a librarian. But my experience proves that every public library is planned differently posing challenges for the reader and readers’ advisory. We moved into a new neighbourhood in Toronto, and I began visiting a different library branch. When I visited this large library, I made my selections by browsing the adult fiction shelves on the main level, always finding something to read as this practise went on for weeks. Then I looked for an older title in a series that I enjoyed, but it wasn’t where I was used to looking as it was located on another floor. …

Legal Post Blog
Supreme Court of Canada clarifies law on directors’ personal exposure to oppression claims

Aggrieved investors can seek redress under the oppression remedy from company directors personally, and not just the company itself, the Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed. The case, Wilson v. Alharayeri, came out last week. At first blush, permitting investors to target directors personally, instead of a corporation, may not seem like a novel legal concept. …

Slater Vecchio Connected
Join Us in the BC Wildfire Relief Effort

The pictures of smoke filled skies and thousands evacuating the wildfires across British Columbia are heartbreaking. Relief is needed in communities throughout the province. We can all help. Our firm is supporting the Canadian Red Cross in British Columbia with a sizable donation to help provide immediate relief, comfort, and shelter to those impacted by…

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
Bill 148 Fair Workplaces Changes: Scheduling, Leaves and Vacation

This is the third post in my series about the proposed Bill 148 legislative changes. In this post I discuss changes related to scheduling, leaves and vacations. Under the proposed changes employees will have the right to increased workplace flexibility and increased leave entitlements. Let’s take a look at the breakdown of these expected changes. …

Labour Pains
“Retiring Allowances” and the Taxation of Wrongful Dismissal Damages

Lawyers are often loathe to guarantee anything. However, it is said that two things in life are guaranteed: death and taxes.This “guarantee” raises an important issue for the settlement of any wrongful dismissal case, the taxation of wrongful dismissal damages. While employers and employees can and often will agree to a favourable characterization of such damages, as the case of Ferhman v Goodlife Fitness Centres, Inc., 2017 ONSC 4348 (CanLII) demonstrates, sometimes that is not done and employees can end up receiving a lot less money – net of taxation – than they anticipated. …

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