Advocate Daily, Overtime claims can prove costly for employers

Advocate Daily, Seminars to review significant human rights, labour law issues

Advocate Daily, Employers must probe any claims of work harassment

CPA Canada, Ageism is alive and thriving in our workforce, limiting older employees, say experts

Advocate Daily, Culture counts: Creating workplaces free from harassment

Advocate Daily, The Cost of Terminating an Employee When a Business is Sold

Lawyer’s Daily, More than Half of Employer Worried about Marijuana Legislation

Advocate Daily, More Changes to Ontario Employment Laws 

Advocate Daily, Employer Obligations: Pregnancy & Parental Leave

Fulcrum Search Science, Will Your Employee Termination Clauses Stand Up In Court?

Lawyer’s Weekly, Being part of the team

Advocate Daily, Probationary clause gets employer into hot water

Advocate Daily, What triggers the duty to inquire about a mental illness?

Advocate Daily, Litigation risk associated with employee terminations

Advocate Daily, Social aspect a significant upside of working onsite

Canadian HR Reporter, The basics: Just cause for termination

Advocate Daily, Internal investigations officer like ‘preventative medicine’

First Reference, Establishing just cause for termination

First Reference, Ontario judge strikes down yet another termination clause

First Reference, Employment contracts may need to be amended because of a recent Court of Appeal decision

First Reference, OHSA workplace harassment amendments to take effect September 8, 2016: Are you ready?

First Reference, Ontario Court of Appeal upholds decision to reinstate disabled employee with 10 years back pay: Will human rights litigation ever be the same again?

First Reference, Accommodating disabled employees: Can an employee demand to work at a different workplace?

First Reference, Disabled employee earning $22,000 per year awarded $110,000 damages

First Reference, Employee or contractor? That is the $64,000 question

First Reference, Accommodating the disabled employee: The individual accommodation plan

First Reference, Wrongful dismissal: The latest from Ontario’s Court of Appeal

Succession Planning, Demographics, Law Changing Ideas on Mandatory Retirement

Law Times, The moving target of constructive dismissal law

Advocate Daily, Employment Act should be backed by education, enforcement: MacLeod

Advocate Daily, Top 10 employment law stories of 2015

Law Times, Rusonik settles with former employee

The Lawyer’s Weekly, Starting out, on a wing and a prayer

Advocate Daily, Detailed employment contracts can keep companies out of court

Advocate Daily, Three ways to minimize termination pay

CondoBusiness, When The Personal Becomes Professional

Advocate Daily, Employers unlikely to comply with rules without consequences

Law Times, Focus: Employers urged to prepare for new AODA requirements

Lawyer’s Weekly, Employee discipline requires discretion

Advocate Daily, How employment contracts, consultation prevent legal fires

CanLII Connects, Employee awarded $ 150 000 in general damages for sexual harassment

Advocate Daily, The cost of firing an employee for filing a complaint

Advocate Daily, Make behavioural expectations clear among employees

Advocate Daily, Less rigid approach to discipline effective for law firms

Advocate Daily, Setting departure terms in contract can lessen disruption

Advocate Daily, When it comes to family planning, employers should show support

PRWeb, Toronto Employment Lawyer Doug MacLeod Comments on Managing Employees with Mental Disabilities in Ontario, Canada

Advocate Daily,  Action plan’s pledge to change OHSA may not be sensible

PRWeb, Toronto Employment Lawyer, Doug MacLeod, Comments on Ontario’s Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment in the Workplace

Advocate Daily, Fully investigating discrimination complaints safest move for employers

PRWeb, Disability Laws Are Overwhelming Small Employers in Ontario, Canada Says Employment Lawyer Doug MacLeod

Lawyer’s Weekly, With discrimination, you can lose even if you win

Advocate Daily, Family hires must sink or swim on their own

Lawyer’s Weekly, Tight family ties can choke firms

Canadian HR Reporter, ‘Culture of fear’ among school staff

Advocate Daily, How to prevent a poisoned work environment

Advocate Daily, Contractors and the duty to accommodate

CanLII Connects, Discrimination ruling good news for employees

Advocate Daily, Discrimination ruling good news for employees

Advocate Daily, Human rights update

Advocate Daily, Approval of Target Canada employee trust good news for workers

First Reference, The top 10 employment law stories of 2014

PRWeb, Doug MacLeod comments on Five Employment Law Realities in Ontario

PRWeb, Doug MacLeod provides tips to employers about the upcoming holiday season

Toronto Sun, Firefighter loses fight to keep job after tweets

Advocate Daily, Termination upheld for firefighter axed over sexist tweets

Advocate Daily, Webinar to outline employer OHSA liabilities

Advocate Daily, Why spying on your ex (or anyone else) will cost you

Macleans, Is this a watershed in battle against sexual harassment?

PRWeb, Doug MacLeod comments on the Ontario Liberal government’s introduction of employee friendly labour laws for distribution

Advocate Daily, Mandate outlined by CBC raises legal question

Advocate Daily, HRTO fee decision sends message

Advocate Daily, ‘Context is everything’ when it comes to harassment

Advocate Daily, Reinstatement not a universal remedy

CondoBusiness, Building services providers and termination pay

Advocate Daily, Workshop to discuss managing disabled employees

Advocate Daily, Termination pay for non-employees

PRWeb, Toronto Employment Lawyer Comments On What He Considers Mental Gymnastics From Ontario’s Highest Court

Advocate Daily, Amended act will allow for more time off work 

Advocate Daily, Unpredictable decisions make it difficult to give sound advice 

Advocate Daily, SCC ruling reduces wrongful dismissal court costs

The Star, Court opens way to faster settlements of wrongful dismissal cases

Advocate Daily, Tips for corporations doing business in Ontario

Advocate Daily, Decision underlines difficulty of justifying random testing 

Advocate Daily, Fixed schedule ruling unlikely to open floodgates

Advocate Daily, Seminar targets business owners, HR employees

Advocate Daily, Ignorance of law no defence under Ontario’s accessibility law 

Macleans, Open secrets online: What’s personal and what’s corporate?

Advocate Daily, Drawing the line between personal, corporate online presence

Lawyer’s Weekly, Not all offers of re-employment are equal

Advocate Daily, Legal terms of re-employment within company may be complicated

The Star, AODA and Small business: Severe penalties for lack of accessibility for the disabled

Advocate Daily, Doug MacLeod speaking on employee termination in Barrie

Advocate Daily, Time of growth at MacLeod Law Firm

Law Times, Is Small Claims Court a good venue for wrongful dismissal cases?

Advocate Daily, Small claims limit increase big reason for more cases

Advocate Daily, Event aims to raise $100,000 for Parkinson’s research

Advocate Daily, Code of conduct can protect employer’s reputation

Advocate Daily, Employment reforms could overwhelm small businesses 

Lawyer’s Weekly, Employers may face liability for monitoring e-mail

Advocate Daily, Cases should hit home for employers monitoring emails

Advocate Daily, Asking applicant age qualifies as discrimination

Advocate Daily, Social media matters in the workplace

Advocate Daily, How employers can avoid fines up to $500K

Advocate Daily, Waitress’s termination “unfair,” MacLeod says

Advocate Daily, What to consider after job termination

Advocate Daily, Maternity leave part of a long-term investment, says MacLeod 


On October 25, 2016 Doug spoke to the Barrie Chapter of the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario about accommodating employees with mental disabilities.

On October 18, 2016 Doug spoke at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s 17th Annual Employment Law Summit about the enforceability of termination clauses in written employment contracts.

On  May 26, 2016 Doug spoke at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Six Minute Employment Lawyer about changes to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act.

On February 18, 2016 Doug conducted a webinar on Employment Law Matters in Small Claims Court.

On November 15, 2015 Doug spoke to the HRPA Kingston Chapter on whether offensive statements made on personal time or on social media are just cause for termination.

On October 22, 2015 Doug spoke at the Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA) HR Law Conference. He sat on a panel discussing Employee Misconduct, Suspensions & Disability Leave.

On December 2, 2015 Doug spoke at the Canadian Sharing Economy Symposium on the implications of a Changing Workforce such as Uber drivers on Ontario’s labour laws.


Advocate Daily, Toronto Employment Lawyer Doug MacLeod talks about recent California Uber decision

Advocate Daily, Toronto employment lawyers Doug MacLeod and Nicole Simes, of MacLeod Law Firm, face off: Be it resolved that an employer should never terminate an employee when they return from maternity leave.

City News, Federal agents entitled to fixed shifts due to child care, appeal court rules

City News, Mother claims a niqab wearing school bus driver poses a security risk

Advocate Daily, Toronto employment lawyers Doug MacLeod and Nicole Simes face off: be it resolved that terminated employees should be required to actively seek employment.

Advocate Daily, Toronto employment lawyers Doug MacLeod and Nicole Simes, of MacLeod Law Firm, face off: Be it resolved that employers should always give a reference.

Advocate Daily, Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod says more health and safety obligation are soon to be imposed on Ontario’s employers.

Advocate Daily, Toronto Employment Lawyer Doug MacLeod says there are conflicting decisions on what is an employer’s duty to give time off to allow an employee to care for children or parents.

Advocate Daily, Toronto Employment Lawyer Doug MacLeod says even as a small business Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act applies to you.

Advocate Daily, Toronto Employment Lawyer Doug MacLeod explains why employment contracts should be reviewed regularly.

Advocate Daily, Employers need to stay on top of their obligations under Health and Safety legislation, says Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod.

Advocate Daily, Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod says just because you call someone an independent contractor doesn’t mean they are.

Advocate Daily, Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod says employers need to put workplace social media policies in place.

Advocate Daily, Toronto employment lawyer Doug MacLeod tells AdvocateDaily.com how small businesses should handle disabled employees.


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