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Work It Out – Tips to Maximize Settlement Opportunities at Mediation in Wrongful Dismissal and Other Employment Disputes

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(A version of this article originally appeared in The Lawyer’s Daily.)

This is the first of a three-part series in which I share practical tips based on my experience as a mediator and mediation lawyer (a.k.a. Settlement Counsel) in different practice areas. We begin with the most common of non-unionized workplace disputes: Wrongful Dismissal. However, much of what follows is relevant to other labour and employment disputes (including discrimination and harassment). I revisit common approaches many of us “employ” to better maximize settlement prospects at mediation. Read more →

There Are Major Changes to Ontario Employment Law – Are You Ready?

Last summer, many Ontario employers took a collective gasp (while many employees cheered) when the government announced that minimum wage would be increasing to $15.00 per hour by the end of the decade.

The move was only one part of Bill 148, with sweeping changes to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”). There are other, significant changes to vacation pay, leaves of absence, equal work legislation, and other areas of workplace law. The Legislature has now passed the Bill, and it has received Royal Assent. Some provisions are now in effect, and others are delayed until later dates. Both employers and employees need to know their changing rights and obligations. Here’s a short (non-exhaustive) guide to get you started:

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Published Articles by Mitchell Rose

This article was originally published by The Lawyer’s Daily (www.thelawyersdaily.ca), part of LexisNexis Canada Inc.

 

How To Sabotage a Mediation: An Impractical Guide for Lawyers – Canadian Lawyer

There is a mediation scheduled for this case next week. I believe it is either mandatory under the Rules of Civil Procedure or, in a moment of rare weakness, I reluctantly agreed to it… Read more

 

Not Necessarily Trial but Trial If Necessary: York University v. Markicevic and Why Mediation Matters – Canadian Lawyer

In the early 1600s, William Shakespeare, writing through the voice of Hamlet, complained of “the law’s delay” during that most famous of soliloquies… Read more

 

The Art of Litigating Clearly – Canadian Lawyer

“We’re just being reasonable”; “Come on, be rational!”; “You’re not thinking clearly!”

Lawyers and parties often make or hear statements such as these in the course of litigation… Read more

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