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Firm wins big at Court of Appeal regarding Unclear Employment Agreements

Posted on: October 22, 2019

What happens when employers terminate employees and try to rely on unclear written employment contracts? That was the question in Andros v Colliers where our employee client was terminated on the basis of a written employment contract with a questionable termination clause that attempted to severely limit his severance package. The firm won at the […]


Posted on: December 16, 2015

A holiday fundraiser in support of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The event, which was organized by one of our own associates, Cenobar Parker, was a huge success! With over a 100 young professionals and leaders from across the legal profession in attendance, Cenobar and her co-organizers raised about $8,000 for MSF! PWJ is […]

Ryerson Chooses James Lawyers for Administrative Law Lead in Launch of Law Practice Program (LPP)

Posted on: October 29, 2014

With the start of the 2014-2015 school year, Ryerson University launched its much-anticipated Law Practice Program (LPP). The LPP began when the Law Society of Upper Canada approved the Pathways Pilot Project in November 2012 to allow candidates for lawyer licensing to obtain necessary professional experience by means other than the traditional 10-month articling term. […]

What are the Law Society’s obligations with respect to the Ontario Human Rights Code when deciding whether to accredit Trinity Western University’s proposed law school?

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The Law Society of Upper Canada, the regulator of Ontario’s legal profession, asked our firm to provide a legal opinion on the Law Society’s obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code regarding its decision whether to accredit Trinity Western University’s proposed Law School. The proposal is controversial due to TWU’s requirement that students, faculty and […]

Jailed G20 activist claims Vanier prison violates Ontario Human Rights Code

Posted on: October 27, 2014

James Lawyers represents jailed G20 social justice activist, Amanda Hiscocks, who claims that Ontario’s prison system discriminates against inmates based on disability, citizenship, gender, and other prohibited grounds of discrimination.  Hiscocks’ application to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario was filed today.  See below for recent news stories about the case:

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 period of recovery from six and 12 months to two years for employees. This would help keep […]