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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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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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