Flexibility to Start or Leave Work Does Not Impact Original Employment Contract

A recent Ontario appellate decision confirms that employer flexibility in granting occasional requests, such as the time to start and end work, does not always modify the original employment contract. Quick facts The employee in this case worked as a scheduler from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with earlier morning work on occasion. The employee claimed that she had a verbal agreement with the employer that she was allowed to arrive any time before 10:00 a.m. to allow her to manage her childcare obl...
Tags: Law, Employment law, Discrimination, Maternity Leave, Ontario, Johnstone, Canada Border Services Agency, Practice Of Law, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Case Comment, Practice of Law: Practice Management, Substantive Law, Ontario Human Rights Code, Misetich, Ontario Employment Standards Act, Duty To Accommodate

Advice From a 94-Year-Old Veteran of the Military and Public Affairs

I’ve had many opportunities in my 20-plus years in public relations, and plenty of stories to go with them. Luckily, I have a family member with whom I can share every high and low. My 94-year-old grandfather, C.B. Perdue, is retired from the U.S. Air Force, where he spent most of his career in public affairs. He flew aboard Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber planes in World War II. Then, after his liberation from the Stalag Luft I prisoner of war camp, he spent 41 years in public affairs. ...
Tags: Japan, Pr, Military, Dallas, Perdue, Boeing, San Antonio, Armed Forces, Luft, Public Affairs, U S Air Force, MacArthur, Okinawa Island, Gen Douglas Macarthur, PR Training, Brooks Air Force Base

The LegalBoard, the Keyboard Made for Lawyers, Goes Wireless

“Never in my 14 years of blogging and more than two decades of covering legal technology have I seen the legal world react to a new product as it did this week to the LegalBoard, a keyboard designed for lawyers.” That is what I wrote in 2017 after I published a blog post announcing the LegalBoard, a keyboard designed for lawyers by a lawyer. Hits to that post went through the roof, far exceeding any post I’d ever published. Some readers loved it, while others thought it an affront to keyboard sh...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Madison Wis, Potts, Perkins Coie, Brian Potts, LegalBoard

Law Society Is Right About Virtual Commissioning

I want to start this column by reiterating how damaging the Law Society of Ontario web linking agreement is. It’s part of the terms of use of the Law Society’s website and it prohibits links to the entire website (except to without the Law Society’s prior written consent. Google this legal notice because I am not linking to it. (By the way, did Google get LSO’s written consent before indexing its website?) I am not even going to post a screenshot here because of restrictions t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Law, Malaysia, Skype, Ontario, Ontario Superior Court, Law Society, LSO, Inwood, Practice Of Law, Law Society of Ontario, Waisberg, Voice communications, Toronto Law Society of Upper Canada, Billy Wong

Thursday Thinkpiece: Policy, Practice and Privatized Prison Telephones in Saskatchewan

Periodically on Thursdays, we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please let us know via the site’s contact form. Policy, Practice and Privatized Prison Telephones in Saskatchewan (2019) 8:1 Can J Hum Rts 1 Sarah Buhler is an Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. Amanda Dodge did legal ...
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Podcast #249: The Alter Ego Effect, with Todd Herman

Todd Herman’s book, The Alter Ego Effect, offers a tool for getting more out of “the six inches between your ears,” as he likes to say. In this episode he explains what the alter ego effect is, and how to use an alter ego to overcome your biggest challenges. Plus, we discuss whether you can […] The post Podcast #249: The Alter Ego Effect, with Todd Herman appeared first on Lawyerist.
Tags: Law, The Lawyerist Podcast, Todd Herman

Pet Peeves of the CHRO and Other Practice Tips

Last night, I had the opportunity to attend a terrific little CLE program at the Hartford County Bar Association about practicing before administrative agencies in the state.  And while the discussion regarding the Department of Children and Family Services wasn’t exactly helpful for my own practice, a short presentation by Charles Krich of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities was. He offered up a description about the CHRO practice but even more helpful, offered up practice tips and...
Tags: Law, Webinar, Agencies, EEOC, Goodwin, Department of Children and Family Services, Shipman, Strategies, CHRO & EEOC, Cchro, Chro, Chris Engler, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, Featured Content, Hcba, Hartford County Bar Association

Book Review: Abortion: History, Politics, and Reproductive Justice After Morgentaler

Several times each month, we are pleased to republish a recent book review from the Canadian Law Library Review (CLLR). CLLR is the official journal of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD), and its reviews cover both practice-oriented and academic publications related to the law. Abortion: History, Politics, and Reproductive Justice after Morgentaler. Edited by Shannon Stettner, Kristin Burnett & Travis Hay. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2017. vi, 372 p. Includes bibliographical referen...
Tags: Law, Book Reviews, Canada, United States, Liberal, Hay, UBC, R, Canadian Law Library Review, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Canadian Association of Law Libraries, Morgentaler, History Politics and Reproductive Justice, Stettner Burnett

Launching Think Forward >> 2020: The new rules of social

This morning, we hosted an exclusive event at our office in London to launch our annual report, Think Forward, which uncovers some of the biggest trends in social set to impact brands in 2020. This year, Think Forward examines how the new rules of the internet will make social media a safer, fairer place. Law is finally coming to the wildlands of the internet. But it’s still a land of opportunity. It’s just time to get creative amid new constraints. Historically, the internet has been a Wild Wes...
Tags: London, Law, Internet, Digital, Social Media, Seo, Internet Culture, Wild West, Special Reports, Think Forward 2020, ThinkForward2020

Measuring law faculty scholarly impact by citations

Professor Gregory Sisk (St. Thomas) comments. UPDATE: And more thoughts from my colleagues Adam Chilton and Jonathan Masur. [Author: Brian Leiter]
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