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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. Hull & Hull Blog 2. Library Boy 3. RT Blog 4. Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog 5. Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada

Hull & Hull Blog
Zoom Court: Best Practices

The Federal Court of Canada has heard over 2,000 hearings over Zoom since the beginning of the pandemic. Justice Pentney of the Federal Court of Canada reports that the system is working. However, the key to making it work is, as in most things legal, preparation. In the seminar, Justice Pentney provides tips for effective Zoom hearings. These include: …

Library Boy
Measuring the Impact of Legal Research

“It can be a challenge to assess the many ways research makes an impact and filter it down into a single number. Beyond impact, you can also look at engagement, influence, content quality over time, author productivity… There are many programs and calculations to choose from, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. ” …

RT Blog
Empathy in Workplace Investigations

My first experience with a workplace investigation was vicariously first-hand, when a close friend of mine was named as a respondent and I became their de facto support person. The investigation was ongoing for three months. During that time, my friend ate, slept, and breathed that investigation. Fear and embarrassment were common themes that came up as it related to job security, confidentiality, and the investigation process. My friend also had concerns that they would be judged as a “bad person.”

Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog
What Does Uber’s Decision to Treat Drivers as ‘Workers’ in UK Mean for Canada?

Yesterday Uber announced to great fanfare that it intended to abide by a recent ruling of the UK Supreme Court finding that its drivers are “workers” as defined in British employment protection statutes. The Court’s finding entitled Uber drivers to statutory entitlements under the National Minimum Wage Act, the Working Time Regulations, and various other protections from reprisals under the Employment Rights Act in Britain. …

Employment & Human Rights Law in Canada
Termination Payments and Repaying Government Benefits – EI, CERB and CRB

Over the course of the past year, many people have had reductions in earnings and received some form of government income assistance – EI, CERB or Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB). In some cases, employees who initially thought that their interruption or reduction in earnings was temporary have had their employment terminated. …

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