I very much appreciate the professional support shown to me by my colleagues in the employment and labour bar, having received their support and been voted onto the Best Lawyers in Canada list for both Employment and Labour and Occupational Health and Safety. Betty and I are grateful to be able to represent our clients and thankful for the professional support.
A sincere thank you to my colleagues who voted me onto the Lexpert Consistently Recommended list for Occupational Health and Safety for 2017-2018. I take pride in the work that I carry out on behalf of clients in the field of occupational health and safety.
We are often asked to give advice on the implementation of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”). This article provides a summary of recent amendments to the legislation and outlines some steps towards compliance. Workplace News – AODA
Recent changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act expand upon an employer’s existing obligations to address harassment in the workplace and introduce “workplace sexual harassment” as a legislated term. This article explores those changes and makes important recommendations for compliance. Workplace News – Bill 172
Madeleine explains why independent contractors may have rights more similar to employees than expected. See her article at http://digital.canadianlawyermag.com/i/670711-may-2016/8
Madeleine weighs in on the decision of Brake v. PJ-M2R, in which a constructively dismissed employee is awarded twenty months’ pay in lieu of notice of her termination. See the complete article at http://digital.canadianlawyermag.com/i/670711-may-2016/6
Madeleine provides commentary on the jail sentence imposed in R. v. Kaznelson, distinguishing between charges related to health and safety that are laid under the Criminal Code of Canada and those laid under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. See the complete article at http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/5887/Project-manager-in-Metron-sentenced-to-3.5-years.html
Lexpert, January 3, 2016 — Madeleine Loewenberg has moved her employment, labour and health and safety practice from Norton Rose Fulbright Canada to Loewenberg Psarris Workplace Law LLP. She co-founded the firm with partner, Betty Psarris, who moved from Turnpenney Milne LLP.