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Lisa Stam practices all aspects of employment, labour and human rights law, and has a particular interest in legal issues involving technology in the workplace and the various methods by which people continue to mess things up with technology.

Our clients ask us this all the time. They’ve usually already thought about it for weeks/months/years, but never know if and when to do it. I’ve yet to meet an employer who loves terminating employees – it’s hard, painful, disruptive and most feel bad about it overall.Continue Reading When is it Time to Fire an Employee

Gen AI is here. This may feel very abstract and irrelevant to many of our employees but may be a significant source of stress and worry for others.

This is more than another department change that employees need to evolve with. In the same way that computers have transformed how we all do our jobs in less than a generation, AI is quickly taking us to that next level of processing information using everything computers have already brought us.Continue Reading Rolling out Gen AI in the Workplace

In the rapidly evolving landscape of tech, Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) is becoming a central player, especially in sectors like customer service, content creation, and human resources.

While GenAI offers groundbreaking efficiencies and capabilities (and excites the sci-fi nerds in all of us), it also poses unique challenges, particularly when it comes to biased outputs. This issue, often summarized by the old adage “garbage in, garbage out,” reflects the reality that AI systems can only be as unbiased as the data they are trained on.Continue Reading The Perils of Bias in Workplace GenAI

Mitigation issues can save an employer months of termination pay and/or gut your termination case, depending on whether you are the employer or employee in a dispute.

But what exactly is mitigation? This post sets out the basics.

What is Mitigation?

In Canadian employment law, mitigation refers to the legal obligation of an employee who

The dust has settled post-pandemic and employees are out of sorts. Turnover is high across all industries as people regroup and sort through what they want out of their careers.

We regularly hear about employees resisting commuting, moving on quicker than ever when the job gets difficult, and when regular feedback gets uncomfortable.Continue Reading Exiting Employees on a Disability Leave


Woohoo!  Mandatory policies, postings, training, legally enforceable contracts… Actually, no client has ever told us they LOVE thinking through legal compliance for their workplace. Rather, it’s the thing you have to do on top of the other revenue-generating tasks to keep the lights on. 

For owner-operator employers, there is often no one to delegate this

As we start a new year, it’s one of the most common times for an employer to review its structure, payroll, and overall organizational needs. While it’s no secret that many companies are doing mass terminations right now, a delicate trend that we are also seeing is mass terminations while simultaneously hiring new employees.

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