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Bill 186: New COVID-19 Leaves for Ontario Employees

Bill 186: New COVID-19 Leaves for Ontario Employees

On 19 March 2020, the Ontario government passed the Employment Standards Amendment Act (Infectious Disease Emergencies), 2020. This new law provides job protected COVID-19 leaves for Ontario employees directly affected by the coronavirus. It also excuses employees...

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MOLY LAW YEAR IN REVIEW

MOLY LAW YEAR IN REVIEW

It seems like just days ago, we were reflecting on Moly Law’s first year in business. Now, we’re 2 years in! This year, we added a new lawyer (Hi Roberto Henriquez! ) and a new paralegal (Hi Raima Razzaq! ) to our team. LEGAL WORK IN 2019 Thanks to this amazing team,...

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Workplace Privacy Rights for the Digital Age

Workplace Privacy Rights for the Digital Age

Changes in technology are increasingly raising questions about workplace privacy. In the span of a single generation large parts of the world have moved to a previously unfathomable level of connectivity. With this same wave of advancing technology, the average...

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I’ve been fired. Can I sue for mental distress?

I’ve been fired. Can I sue for mental distress?

As a general rule, Canadian employees don’t get mental distress damages after a wrongful dismissal. Instead, most successful wrongful dismissal claimants get reasonable notice damages (a.k.a. pay in lieu of notice) and a portion of their legal expenses. In cases where...

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