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Unsolicited: The Blog

The legal world can be tough to navigate – even for lawyers! But understanding your rights is the first step towards protecting them. That’s why we’ve launched Unsolicited, Goldblatt Partners LLP’s blog.

On Unsolicited, we’ll break down the basics on the various areas of law that we practice, and provide commentary on important legal issues.

And, because we’re lawyers, we have to add that these blog posts are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. If you want to know more or need advice, feel free to contact us.

If you’re looking for information and blog posts on issues related to COVID-19, you can find them here.

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The Uber portable benefits pig-in-a-poke

Uber is the best-known name in precarious employment world-wide. Precarious workers lack access to benefits, like health and dental, and want them. So Uber has proposed the creation of pooled benefit programs for its drivers as part of what it has dubbed Flexible Work+. Simon Archer and Joshua Mandryk take us through the platform’s portable benefits program.

March 30, 2022
Simon Archer Joshua Mandryk

How to negotiate a mutual separation agreement

The biggest mistake an executive can make when resigning is to leave money on the table. Many believe that if they are choosing to leave their role, they will have to walk away with nothing. But as Natai Shelsen writes, it doesn’t have to be this way! Executives can often negotiate mutual separation agreements before leaving.

February 2, 2022
Natai Shelsen

Post-judgment individual issues decision offers guidance for class proceedings

Successful individual issues litigation is crucial to achieving the access to justice goals of the Class Proceedings Act, 1992. Jody Brown and Josh Mandryk take us through the proposed procedure for determining individual issues after common issues are established.

November 3, 2021
Jody Brown Joshua Mandryk

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

A Settler’s Reflections on Orange Shirt Day: Reconciliation as awareness, acceptance, apology, atonement and action

Natai Shelsen reflects on the meaning of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and considers how we, as settlers, can engage in the process of reconciliation.

September 30, 2021
Natai Shelsen

Employment class actions in Ontario: Where are we now and where are we headed?

It has been nearly nine years since the Ontario Court of Appeal’s unpaid overtime class action certification trilogy was released, settling the law regarding the certification of unpaid overtime and employment misclassification class actions. Since then, misclassification class actions have become commonplace, with claims being certified across a wide range of industries and contexts.

July 7, 2021
Joshua Mandryk Jody Brown