The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique safety concerns for workplaces and new headaches for employers and unions as they put in place measures to reduce the risk of transmission and respond to evolving public health restrictions. However, questions remain as to how far employers can go in enforcing pandemic-related health and safety policies and at what point unions are likely to push back on …

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Many lawyers are asked to draft wills for existing clients - or friends or relatives - whether or not their practices include estate planning. So, you follow your old Bar Admission materials and add a few online updates you’ve found, and all is well, right? Wrong! Drafting a will requires a general understanding of the technical and human aspects of will drafting, as well as specialized …

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Microsoft Word dominates word processing in the legal profession – you simply cannot practice law without encountering it. And while many lawyers may think they have mastered this omnipresent tool, chances are good that you are underutilizing powerful commands to help you efficiently create attractive, properly formatted documents, and fix documents that have problems. Enhance your existing …

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In the midst of the pandemic, federally regulated employers and the unions representing their employees have been tasked with taking significant new steps to combat workplace harassment and violence. Bill C-65 and the Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations require employers and unions to 1) jointly assess workplaces in order to identify risk factors that contribute to …

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