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Accommodation of Mental Health Issues and Safety of Others in the Workplace; Finding the Balance

By Jeff Palamar on July 23, 2018

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Reasonable accommodation to the point of undue hardship as required by human rights legislation is all about compromises.  Often there is a legal requirement for employers to compromise with lessened productivity or by paying more to get the work done. …

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Can staff light up at work?

By Taylor McCaffrey LLP on July 4, 2018

Taylor McCaffrey LLP lawyer Jamie Jurczak, who specializes in workplace and human rights law at Taylor McCaffrey LLP, says cannabis is like other regulated substances, such as alcohol and tobacco. “But for some reason or other, some people seem to think that cannabis will be treated differently,”…

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Accessibility for Manitobans – Is your Customer Service up to snuff?

By Cynthia Lazar on April 2, 2018

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The Customer Service Standard passed pursuant to The Accessibility for Manitobans Act will apply to the private sector starting October 2018.  This standard will impose new obligations and requirements on virtually all private sector entities who offer goods or services…

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Taylor McCaffrey LLP supports 8th annual “Lawyers for Literacy”

By Taylor McCaffrey LLP on March 20, 2018

On March 17, 2018, lawyers from Taylor McCaffrey’s labour department pulled out some good books and sharing stories, as part of the Law Society of Manitoba’s 8th annual “Lawyers for Literacy” event, all in support of the West Broadway Youth Outreach…

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#MeToo and #IWill: How to promote a respectful workplace

By Shereese Qually on December 13, 2017

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It all started with Harvey Weinstein. This, of course, isn’t accurate in that allegations of sexual harassment against powerful figures certainly predate the October claims against the media mogul. In the weeks and months following, however, we have seen a…

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Q&A With The Winnipeg Chamber: Transgender employees and Manitoba workplaces

By Cynthia Lazar on September 25, 2017

This summer saw Winnipeggers take to the streets for the first time in a Transgender March and Rally as part of Pride – a sign of increasing efforts to bring political and public attention to trans rights. Cynthia Lazar an Associate at Taylor McCaffrey…

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Exclusion of Medical Marijuana From Benefits Plan Contrary to Human Rights Act

By Cynthia Lazar on September 25, 2017

In Skinner v Board of Trustees of the Canadian Elevator Industry Welfare Trust Fund, 2017 CanLII 3240, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Board of Inquiry had to determine whether the Board of Trustees of his employee benefits fund violated Mr. Skinner’s rights under…

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Can you discipline an employee for absenteeism?

By Taylor McCaffrey LLP on May 17, 2017

Employers to learn about legal issues from lawyers at Employment Law Alliance Conference Can you discipline an employee for absenteeism? That’s one of the questions Jeff Palamar, a partner at Taylor McCaffrey LLP, will be addressing at the Employment Law Alliance…

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An interview with Taylor McCaffrey’s Jamie Jurczak about workplace safety

By Jamie Jurczak on May 15, 2017

Jamie Jurczak, a partner at Taylor McCaffrey LLP, was interviewed on CJOB in February for Bold Radio, the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce’s radio show. CJOB’s Richard Cloutier interviewed Jamie about workplace safety laws in Manitoba, and the legal obligations companies…

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Jeff Palamar featured by SDRCC

By Jeff Palamar on February 7, 2017

Taylor McCaffrey’s Jeff Palamar is featured in the February 2017 issue of “In The Neutral Zone“, the newsletter of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada. Jeff is one of about 40 SDRCC arbitrators from across the country. Jeff is…

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