Andy Pushalik

Andy Pushalik

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Not Quite An Eye For An Eye – Judge Rules That Employee’s “Kick In The Butt” Excuses Co-Worker’s Punch In The Mouth

Does a “kick in the butt” excuse a punch in the mouth? That was the question facing the Court in the recent case of Li v Furguson, 2013 CanLII 91746 (Ont. Sm. Cl. Ct.). Peng Li and Winston Furguson worked in the...more

4/22/2014 - Battery Employer Liability Issues Workplace Violence

“Oh, What A Tangled Web We Weave When First We Practice To Deceive.”

Employer avoids liability for harassing texts sent by rogue employee - In an interesting decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled that an employer is not liable for discriminatory and harassing texts...more

4/18/2014 - Canada Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Pre-Termination Notice Pregnancy Discrimination Termination Text Messages

Fall Employment And Labour Law Update Seminar

In This Presentation: - AODA update: What employers should know about the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005: ..Goal of AODA ..General accessibility standards ..Multi-year...more

10/18/2013 - Absenteeism Accessibility Rules Canada Disability Discrimination Discrimination Non-Compete Agreements Non-Solicitation Agreements Reasonable Accommodation Restrictive Covenants Training

SCC Rules On Random Alcohol Testing At Pulp And Paper Mill

On June 14, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its highly anticipated decision in Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 30, v. Irving Pulp & Paper, Ltd., 2013 SCC 34....more

6/18/2013 - Alcohol Testing Canada Substance Abuse Wine & Alcohol Workplace Hazards

One-Month-Per-Year Formula Applied, And No Cap On Termination Notice Periods: Ontario Court

A judge rejects the one-month-per-year rule of thumb for calculating termination notice periods, but then applies it. The employee’s lawyer is prepared to concede that notice periods should be capped at 24 months, but the...more

12/12/2012 - Pre-Termination Notice Termination

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