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Ontario government to introduce important changes to Employment Standards Act

Posted On: October, 25 2014
In December 2013, Minister of Labour Yasir Naqvi announced a new Bill that, if passed, would involve significant changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA).Highlights: Eliminating the $10,000 cap on the recovery of unpaid wages and increasing the… more »
 

Individual Disabled by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Wins CPP Appeal

Posted On: October, 23 2014
Our client is an individual living with chronic fatigue syndrome and chronic sinusitis, which prevent him from working.  He was denied Canada Pension Plan disability benefits and lost his first appeal to the Office of the Commissioner of Review… more »
 

Remedies and Damages Available in Long Term Disability Litigation

Posted On: October, 22 2014
This paper will provide an overview of the common features of Long Term Disability (“LTD”) insurance contracts, and will provide a primer on the remedies and damages available in LTD litigation. Finally, we will offer practical tips on managing LTD… more »
 

Never Say Never

Posted On: October, 22 2014
In December 2013, Precedent magazine (www.lawandstyle.ca) published an opinion piece by Andrew Pinto regarding the rise of “non-disparagement” clauses in employment law.  Such clauses prohibit employees from speaking negatively about their former… more »
 

Administrative Law Developments in Ontario & Standard of Review Update

Posted On: October, 22 2014
The case comments and tables below represent our survey of recent cases that have considered the standard of review applicable to Ontario administrative decision-makers, and other current issues in administrative law. To read the full article, click… more »
 

Employment Law for the General Practitioner: Using Changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure Strategically

Posted On: October, 22 2014
On January 2010, significant amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure will come into effect. This paper will highlight the strategic considerations that lawyers should have when litigating employment law matters and how to use the new amendments to… more »
 

Good Faith Practices and Bad Faith from Coast to Coast

Posted On: October, 22 2014
Niiti Simmonds of Pinto Wray James LLP will be presenting a paper on Friday, January 23, 2015, at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association’s Long Term Disability Conference: Good Faith Practices and Bad Faith from Coast to Coast.  Niiti will be presenting… more »
 

5 Year+ Associate Opportunity

Posted On: October, 22 2014
Pinto Wray James LLP is a boutique litigation firm with expertise in civil litigation, workplace law and administrative law. Our ideal candidate has a keen interest in our areas of practice, strong advocacy, research and communication skills. We offer a… more »
 

Andrew Pinto on Best Practices in Wrongful Dismissal Disputes

Posted On: October, 22 2014
Andrew Pinto spoke at the annual Employment Law Summit at the Law Society of Upper Canada in October 2014 on the topic of “best and worst” practices in the early stages of wrongful dismissal litigation. A frequent speaker at this conference for… more »
 

The Six-Minute Administrative Lawyer 2012

Posted On: October, 22 2014
Andrew Wray will be presenting an Update on Dunsmuir at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s “The Six-Minute Administrative Lawyer 2012″ program. More information on the event can be found at the LSUC’s website. more »
 

Foreign-Exchange Trader Secures Six-Figure Settlement with Bank

Posted On: October, 22 2014
Our client was a foreign-exchange trader. After an unexpected market shift, his trading institution closed his accounts, seized his funds and sued him for its alleged losses. Within six months of being retained, we turned the action around and secured a… more »
 

Motor Vehicle Inspection Station Operator Gets His Licence Back

Posted On: October, 22 2014
Our client’s inspection station licence was revoked by the Ministry of Transportation. After negotiations with the Ministry of Transportation and a two-day hearing at the Licence Appeal Tribunal, our client’s licence was restored with minimal… more »
 

Property Owner Secures Injunction against Family Member Claiming Ownership to Her Recreational Property

Posted On: October, 22 2014
Our client was gifted a recreational property 12 years prior to the eruption of a bitter family dispute. Specifically, a family member proceeded to take possession of the property by force and effectively barred our client from attending at or occupying… more »
 

Sales Person Denied Commissions after Termination – Commissions Paid in Settlement

Posted On: October, 22 2014
Our client was a very productive sales person for a mid-size media company. She was terminated, but her backlog of orders continued to flow into the company. The company took the position that our client was not entitled to be paid commissions for sales… more »
 

Victim of Gender Discrimination and Reprisals Obtains Settlement from Employer

Posted On: October, 22 2014
Our client was a victim of gender discrimination. She worked in a male-dominated field and was harassed by her supervisor. She made a human rights complaint which was resolved and then she returned to work. But the workplace was never the same for her… more »
 

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