A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal raises questions about the legality of overtime pre-approval policies and the way they are applied, Toronto employment lawyer Kumail Karimjee writes in Lawyers Weekly. Read Lawyers Weekly
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v. Fresco  S.C.C.A. No. 379 is a class action claiming compensation for unpaid overtime work brought on behalf of 31,000 tellers and customer service employees of CIBC, writes Karimjee. The certification motion was unsuccessful in the first instance before the motion judge and on appeal before the Ontario Divisional Court; however, the Ontario Court of Appeal certified the class action, he writes, adding an application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada is pending.
In certain cases, jail time over Employment Standards Act violations is justified, Toronto employment lawyer Kumail Karimjee says in Law Times. Read Law Times
“It is harsh, but I see it as the court saying that workers’ rights really do matter, and if you persistently and seriously violate the law, there are significant consequences,” Karimjee says in the article.
Toronto employment lawyer Kumail Karimjee recently participated in a panel discussion on legal issues facing housing co-operatives at the Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto’s (CHFT) fall conference.
Toronto employment lawyer Kumail Karimjee recently acted as a panelist at the 13th annual Employment Law Summit presented by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
The event offered a comprehensive review of the year’s key challenges and developments in employment law, including an analysis of new jurisprudence related to employment contracts, workplace investigations, dismissal litigation strategy, and recent damage awards.