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Mediation After Hours

Evenings, Weekends….Whatever it Takes to Settle Your Case at Mediation.

Who says that mediations should only take place on Mondays to Fridays from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm ? This is not Court. This is Alternative Dispute Resolution !

Mediation time should not be confined by regular business hours. Often, mediation participants need early morning, evening and even weekend sessions – and I’m ready to help.

As always, when you book me to mediate your dispute, our firm’s Toronto boardrooms are available without an additional charge (subject to availability – but availability increases when mediations are not held during regular business hours !).

To request my availability for an after hours mediation, please contact Laurie Sta. Ana at or 416-224-1996 ext 205, or me at or 416-790-4288.

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About Mitchell Rose: Mitchell Rose is a Chartered Mediator and Settlement Counsel with ADR@SGR, a division of Stancer, Gossin, Rose LLP. Mitch mediates most civil disputes, including wrongful dismissal, personal injury and insurance claims, real property and neighbour disputes, debt enforcement, business disputes, estate matters, negligence and construction law.

Employment Law – Changing of the Seasons

Employment Law Newsletter – Fall, 2018.

Autumn Wilderness. Photo credit: Mitchell Rose

Change is in the air. The leaves have turned bright colours, and many, if not most, have fallen to the ground. Seemingly endless summer heat waves have turned to cold days, rain and frost. Meanwhile, the days grow shorter.  Is it any surprise then that Ontario employment law, which seems to be in an almost constant state of flux, has changed again this autumn? Just as we need to switch to winter tires for safety, turn off the water to avoid frozen pipes, and dig out our warmer clothes for comfort and protection, employers need to be informed of recent legal developments, and take appropriate steps to make their workplaces compliant to avoid legal liability and excess costs. Employees need to understand how the winds of change have affected their rights – which are not always what they might first appear. In either case,  we are here to help lead you out of the wilderness.

 

 

Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018

You may have heard that the new Conservative provincial government has introduced a controversial new bill (47) with the sunny title Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018. The Act repeals many (but not all) of  the sweeping changes to employment standards legislation which the previous Liberal government created via the equally controversial (and also sunny titled) Fair Workplace, Better Jobs Act, 2017  (better known as Bill 148). The most well-known of the new government’s changes is to keep the general minimum wage at $14.00 Read more →

The Importance of a Minute Book

Imagine a society with no rules, no strategies for governance, no elected officials, and no laws. It sounds chaotic because it is, and while it may not seem like an evenhanded analogy, not having a properly organized corporation with a Minute Book could result in the same chaos. Read more →