While rude, confrontational, and abusive behaviour is not a new challenge for workplace parties, the past year and a half has seen a noticeable uptick in people losing their cool as they deal with frayed nerves and increased frustration. Though it may fall short of violence or harassment, aggressive behaviour is nevertheless a significant workplace hazard that gives rise to responsibilities for …

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Starting a business can be one of the most exciting - and uncertain - times in a client’s life. New owners look to their lawyers for not only legal counsel but also practical business advice on the challenges they may encounter. This new, 90-minute webinar with experienced corporate and commercial lawyers Ryan Turner and Katherine Bayer will provide an overview of key issues lawyers working with …

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The use of independent medical examinations (IMEs) in determining appropriate accommodations is highly contentious. Unions and employees may doubt the independence of a physician designated by the employer or whose income is derived mostly from performing evaluations for employers and insurance companies. Employees may be reluctant to lay bare intimate details of their lives before a stranger …

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The Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) is excited to announce it is hosting a hybrid in-person and online annual conference from Thursday, October 21 to Saturday, October 23. The conference will take place at the River Cree Resort and Casino, on Maskekosihk (Enoch Cree Nation), in Treaty 6 territory – near Edmonton, Alberta.

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