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Jeremy Hann’s practice is primarily focused on employment and labour litigation. He has appeared as defendant/respondent/employer counsel before the numerous Ontario tribunals, courts and arbitrators who hear labour, employment and human rights matters. Jeremy also maintains a busy day-to-day counselling practice where he assists employers in their HR counsel needs, as well as handling specials projects such as the employment, labour and benefits aspects of corporate transactions, mass reductions in force and workplace violence and harassment investigations. One of Jeremy’s principal strengths is his ability to leverage his litigation experience in order to provide practical and business-focused advice to employers as they navigate through the various human-rights related minefields.

Our regular readers will recall our previous posts (here and here) on upcoming changes to the Employment Standards Act.  On February 20, 2015, some of these changes will be coming into effect:

  • There will no longer be a limit on the amount that can be ordered for unpaid wages due to an

As the festive season gets underway, many employers are in the process of planning their office holiday parties.  While it is someone else’s job to make sure there is enough eggnog, pick the band and make the call as to whether or not spouses should be invited,  it is our job to remind you to take steps to ensure that the Company will be in position to have a holiday party for years to come.

Make your Company’s new years resolution not to be involved in a multi-million dollar social host liability law suit.
Continue Reading Keeping up the festive cheer while keeping your legal liability down – alcohol at your company holiday party

On July 16, 2014, the Ontario Government introduced  Bill 18, Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014.  The Bill proposes changes that would (among other things) remove existing limits on unpaid wage claims, make temporary help agencies and their clients jointly liable for unpaid wages, and impose automatic adjustments to minimum wage based on the Consumer Price Index.
Continue Reading Six Changes to Ontario Employment Legislation Proposed