As this New Year arrived, so too did new hope for Toronto Uber drivers seeking certification for their class action alleging they are, in fact, employees of Uber and correspondingly entitled to minimum standards (e.g. minimum wage, benefits, overtime, holiday pay, etc.) under the Employment Standards Act (ESA) Uber’s position is that it does not […]
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Kumail was recently quoted in an AdvocateDaily article regarding the current Uber class-action lawsuit and its implications. Read the full article here.
Kumail Karimjee spoke at the Establishing a Successful Mediation Practice seminar hosted by the Ontario Bar Association. Kumail’s presentation addressed strategies and tips in building a successful mediation practice. Read more about the Establishing a Successful Mediation Practice seminar here.
Kumail Karimjee was recently quoted in an article by AdvocateDaily regarding smartphones in the workplace and the impact they have on employers and employees. Read the full article here.
Kumail Karimjee is honoured to be co-chairing the Law Society of Upper Canada’s upcoming 19th Annual Employment Law Summit. The seminar will take place on October 16, 2018. More information to come.
Kumail Karimjee appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of the intervenor CMLA to address access to justice arguments in Canadian Human Rights Commission v. Attorney General of Canada. Our oral submissions can be viewed here at 1:32:25.
With flu season in full swing, many employees can expect to miss work due to illness. Do the Ontario Human Rights Code (the “Code”) provisions prohibiting discrimination on the ground of disability provide any protection to an employee with the flu? What if the employee has bronchitis, strep throat, measles, or pneumonia? The short answer […]
One small non-profit has found a way to provide housing for the chronically homeless, but it has to get innovative to cut through the Toronto bureaucracy’s red tape. Read the full article here.