The pros and cons of random drug testing

The Toronto Transit Commission's plan to conduct random drug and alcohol tests on its drivers may violate human rights provisions, but allows passengers to have a reasonable expectation of safety, says Toronto employment law and personal injury lawyer Kevin Marshall. … Continue reading

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Minimum wage hike could end up harming workers

Legislation that will see the minimum wage in Ontario jump to $15 per hour is a politically motivated initiative that will ultimately hurt the workers themselves, says Toronto employment law lawyer Kevin Marshall. "I believe the decision was driven by … Continue reading

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Human Rights: Protecting the individual or the community?

The closure of a respected research and treatment program at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) raises serious questions, says Toronto lawyer Kevin Marshall.  Marshall says he is concerned that an interpretation of human rights that losses sight … Continue reading

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Confusion exists around costs in personal injury settlements

While the law is clear that lawyers are not entitled to collect both costs and damages from settlements or judgments, there is still much confusion over cost agreements, says Toronto personal injury and employment law lawyer Kevin Marshall. "Some lawyers … Continue reading

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The trouble with personal injury advertising

Tasteless advertising and a lack of transparency in the use of referral fees are cheapening the legal profession, says Toronto personal injury and employment law lawyer Kevin Marshall.  "A proliferation of personal injury ads in areas where they've never been … Continue reading

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Civil claims provide separate avenue for victims seeking justice

Civil claims allow victims to seek justice outside of the criminal justice system, but the process can bring painful memories to the surface, says personal injury lawyer Kevin Marshall.   Individuals who may have already gone through lengthy criminal trials … Continue reading

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Contingency fees: A money grab by personal injury lawyers?

An Ontario private member's bill that suggests capping contingency fees for personal injury lawyers would only further hurt injured plaintiffs, says Toronto lawyer Kevin Marshall.  The bill, from former Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak, proposes a 33 per cent cap … Continue reading

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New harassment law redundant but sheds light on ‘egregious’ abuse

New legislation forcing Ontario employers to set up policies and programs to address sexual harassment in the workplace starting this fall may boost awareness but will likely make little difference in the long run, says Toronto employment and personal injury … Continue reading

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Human Rights tribunal decision forces Toronto restaurant closure

A Toronto restaurant's recent closure highlights the possible wide-ranging impact of decisions on small businesses by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, says Toronto Employment Law lawyer Kevin Marshall. Marshall notes that the tribunal is moving toward six-figure awards that could … Continue reading

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New office for Kevin Marshall

Toronto personal injury and employment law lawyer Kevin Marshall has moved to a new office. The firm, Kevin Marshall Personal Injury & Employment Law, is now located at 111 Railside Road, Suite 306, off Lawrence Avenue, just east of of … Continue reading

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