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Establishing A Successful Mediation Practice

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.

By Karimjee Greene LLP April 27, 2018

Smart Phones in the Workplace: Right to Disconnect

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.

By Karimjee Greene LLP February 9, 2018

19th Annual Employment Law Summit

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.

By Karimjee Greene LLP

Is the Flu a ‘Disability’ Under the Human Rights Code?

By Nabila Qureshi 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? […]

By Karimjee Greene LLP February 8, 2018

Innovative affordable housing provider, and Karimjee Greene LLP client, St. Clare’s Multifaith Housing Socieity profiled in Globe and Mail

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.

By Karimjee Greene LLP December 28, 2017

15th Annual Current Issues in Employment Law

Kumail Karimjee spoke at the 15th Annual Current Issues in Employment Law hosted by the Ontario Bar Association.  Kumail’s presentation addressed strategies for managing professionalism challenges in employment mediation. The seminar took place on May 4, 2017. See full program agenda here.

By Karimjee Greene LLP May 5, 2017

Mediation Migration

Kumail Karimjee was recently quoted in an Ontario Bar Association article by Mitchell Rose regarding the migration of some lawyers towards a mediation practice, and the benefits of such a practice. You can find the full article here.

By Karimjee Greene LLP April 4, 2017

When the Doctor’s Note is not Enough: Employer Requests for Independent Medical Examinations

By Nabila Qureshi As discussed in a previous post, disability-related accommodation requests can be a challenge in terms of balancing the employer’s right to medical information about the employee with the employee’s own right to privacy. Employers are entitled to request medical information in order to determine the appropriate accommodation for employees. However, there may […]

By Karimjee Greene LLP April 3, 2017

Policy Statement Released by OHRC Provides Guidance on Medical Documentation for Disability Claims

Kumail Karimjee was recently quoted in an article outlining the types of medical documentation required when a disability claim is made for accommodation. To read the full article and the OHRC policy statement, click here.

By Karimjee Greene LLP March 6, 2017

Uber Drivers Claim They Are Employees

A provincial review of workplace laws could overtake a class-action lawsuit by Canadian Uber drivers who want the company to recognize them as employees. The recently filed proposed class action is the latest in a series of suits brought in various jurisdictions alleging Uber drivers are employees, rather than independent contractors, as the ride-sharing company currently categorizes […]

By Karimjee Greene LLP March 3, 2017