Summer jobs attestation violates Charter

A requirement that organizations seeking funding from the Canada Summer Jobs program sign off on an attestation that says they support "Charter and other rights", including reproductive and LGBTQ rights, actually violates the Charter, says Toronto Employment Law lawyer Kevin … Continue reading

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LSO’s Statement of Principles more Talk than Action

The Law Society of Ontario's (LSO) controversial statement of principles (SOP) could prove counterproductive, despite the good intentions behind its passage, Toronto Personal Injury and Employment Law lawyer Kevin Marshall tells Advocate Daily.com.  Following a contentious vote at the LSO's Convocation … Continue reading

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#MeToo movement can be quick to judgment

The #MeToo movement has been instrumental in bringing to light numerous instances of sexual abuse and harassment that might not otherwise have been reported, says Toronto employment law and personal injury lawyer Kevin Marshall. "But it's important to remember that … Continue reading

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Government trying to shift blame amid criticism of ESA changes

The large and belated increase in Ontario's minimum wage on Jan. 1 and the hiring of more investigators by the government to ensure employers aren't violating the law, are solely political moves designed to help the Liberals win this year's provincial … Continue reading

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Employers will need legal counsel on sweeping changes to law

Toronto personal injury and employment law lawyer Kevin Marshall tells AdvocateDaily.com that both employers and employees should brush up on changes coming in January 2018 under the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act. The change getting the most buzz is the … Continue reading

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Documentation vital following an accident

Anyone involved in an accident needs to collect as much information as they can before going to a lawyer, Toronto personal injury and employment law lawyer Kevin Marshall tells AdvocateDaily.com.  "The first step is to see the family doctor and … Continue reading

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Thin line between independent contractor and employee

Under the law, people who contract out their services to employers are seen differently than employees.   That can become painfully obvious when there's a breakdown in the relationship, Toronto personal injury and employment law lawyer Kevin Marshall tells Advocate … Continue reading

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Summary judgments an effective tool for without cause dismissals

A recent without cause dismissal case shows summary judgment can be an effective tool for fast resolution of simple employment law claims, even if there are lingering issues such as mitigation, says Toronto employment lawyer Kevin Marshall. "Mitigation can be a … Continue reading

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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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