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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. First Reference 2. Risk Management & Crisis Response 3. Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog 4. Global Workplace Insider 5. Labour Pains

First Reference
No skirting around the issue: Gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination appear to be on the rise

Employers who fail to take action when there are complaints of unlawful discrimination in the workplace are exposing themselves to serious potential liability, both from a financial and a reputational perspective. …

Risk Management & Crisis Response
Recent initial coin offerings settlements show broadening SEC enforcement campaign

A series of recently announced settlements relating to initial coin offerings (ICOs) show the continuing efforts of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to take enforcement action in relation to ICOs that do not comply with securities laws. …

Canadian Combat Sports Law Blog
Kickboxing and Sambo Granted Provisional Olympic Recognition

Today it was announced that Sambo and Kickboxing have been granted provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee. The following information was contained in a press release published today: The International Sambo Federation (FIAS)…and the World Associations of Kickboxing Organisations (WAKO) were granted provisional IOC recognition for a period of three years by the EB. These …

Global Workplace Insider
Recent changes to Modern Awards – What employers should know

As part of the Commission’s four-yearly review of modern awards[1], the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently handed down a number of decisions[2] which have the effect of inserting a model casual conversion clause (Model Clause) into 84 Modern Awards[3] from 1 October 2018. This provides “regular casual” employees the right to request to convert their employment to permanent full-time or part-time. …

Labour Pains
Top Five Cases of Importance to Ontario Employment Law – 2018 Edition

2018 has been, compared to some other years, relatively quiet with respect to employment law jurisprudence. Sometimes that can be a good thing. The point of this blog post, however, is to consider what I consider to be the “Top Five Cases of Importance to Ontario Employment Law”. I have produced such a list since 2012: …

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