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Month: October 2021

What is seniority?

This post explains the basics of this sometimes controversial pillar of the unionized workplace

October 27, 2021

Did expanded WSIA coverage for mental stress claims help workers?

In 2014, the Ontario government amended workers’ compensation legislation to make it easier for workers to make claims and be compensated for “mental stress”, i.e. mental illness caused by the workplace. In this post, Christine Davies and Gabriel Hoogers explain how this change has played out in practice and question whether workers really have access to meaningful remedies for mental stress.

October 20, 2021
Christine Davies Gabriel Hoogers

I got the job! Now what?

Geetha Philipupillai explains the basics of employment contracts for non-unionized employees and why getting legal advice is often worth it.

October 14, 2021
Geetha Philipupillai

Federal Court Sides with First Nations Children and Upholds Human Rights Rulings

In a landmark decision, the Federal Court has ordered the federal government to pay $40,000 to Indigenous children removed from their homes in the child welfare system and to their caregivers. Rye Dutton takes us through the Court’s decision.

October 7, 2021

Does Canada’s privacy legislation apply to Google’s search engine?

Have you ever googled yourself? Of course you have! But have you ever wondered if there’s anything that you can do about what you saw? Anna Hulchanski and Natai Shelsen look at whether the Privacy Commissioner of Canada can investigate complaints regarding Google search results.

October 6, 2021
Natai Shelsen