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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

Should articling students make minimum wage?

The Law Society of Ontario is seeking input on whether articling students should get a minimum wage. Ella Bedard and Louis Century tell you why they should. Make your voice heard by March 15, 2022.

March 2, 2022
Ella Bedard Louis Century

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

Labour Board halts conversion of pension plan pending union challenge

Lawyers at Goldblatt Partners successfully argued that the conversion of a pension plan should be frozen until the OLRB determines whether the employer’s unilateral actions breached the Labour Relations Act, 1995. As both sides were involved in a decades-long bargaining relationship, the Board intervened because the employer’s unilateral actions could cause serious harm to the union’s status as exclusive bargaining agent.

January 12, 2022
Fiona Campbell Ryan Newell Gabriel Hoogers

Religious Freedom & Interventions in Constitutional Litigation

Adriel Weaver shares her experience and insights on interventions in constitutional litigation on Episode 5 of the Asper Centre’s podcast, Charter: A Course.

January 5, 2022
Adriel Weaver

Remedial certification: Three extraordinary unfair labour practice wins for the Goldblatt Partners construction group

Karen Chen of our construction labour law team explains common unfair tactics used by employers in the construction industry and tells us about three big remedial certification wins in unfair labour practice complaints.

December 8, 2021
Karen Chen