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Category: MacLeod Law In the News

Doing Business in Ontario: New Employment Laws Are Overwhelming Small Businesses

By , August 12, 2014 9:41 am

New Mandatory Training Obligations for Small Employers Mandatory Training under AODA has been in effect since January 1, 2012 Most small employers are not aware of the existence of AODA because most employees and customers are not disabled and the issue of providing access to or accommodating disabled customers does therefore not occur very often. Continue Reading…

Does Monitoring Emails Breach an Employee’s Right to Privacy?

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By , March 25, 2013 9:25 am

A New Right to Privacy – Employers May Face Liability for Monitoring Employees E-mails Today, it is common for employees to browse the Internet and handle personal emails on their company computers and for employers to monitor this activity. Employers will need to think twice about this as a result of two important court decisions Continue Reading…

HEADS UP! AODA compliance reporting deadline is December 31, 2012

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By , December 12, 2012 9:27 am

HEADS UP!  AODA compliance reporting is due December 31, 2012 Are you aware of your obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)?  Many employers are not, and the first phase of these obligations has already begun. Did you know that as of January 1, 2012, AODA required every provider of goods and services to Continue Reading…

Social Media Matters in the Workplace

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By , November 8, 2012 11:29 am

Employers should be introducing social media policies to set guidelines determining acceptable online behaviour for staff, says Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod. “It’s an issue that will become more prevalent,” says MacLeod. A man who posted negative comments about the death of Amanda Todd online was recently fired from his job at a London, Ont., Continue Reading…

NHL and players’ union in an epic staring contest

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By , October 30, 2012 1:51 pm

By Doug MacLeod The NHL and players’ union are engaged in an epic staring match. And the fans want their hockey, so why isn’t anyone blinking? Let’s break it down… Why the NHL and Players’ Union Lockout Should End Soon 1. Both sides have already agreed in principle to a 50/50 split on revenue. Just Continue Reading…

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