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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.

Employment Law Risks in a Virtual Workplace

Our modern, post-pandemic world continues to evolve into a new era of work. As workplaces increasingly move towards remote or at least hybrid environments, companies are sorting out how to build infrastructures that support ongoing culture, performance and customer satisfaction.

Our law firm has been virtual since we started out in 2017. Not only do we advise clients every day about their virtual workplace legal risks, but we experiment every day with virtual approaches and issues internally with our own team to continue to build a healthy and happy virtual business. 

Here are the top 3 employment law risks we run across when businesses are solidifying their remote workplace. Continue Reading Top 3 Employment Law Risks in a Virtual Workplace

Join SpringLaw’s Lisa Stam and Emily Siu for our first webinar of 2023 as we walk you through termination provisions in employment contracts to ensure your business is well-equipped for 2023.

We’ll cover:

  • why termination provisions are such a core business issue
  • the legal headaches & costs of poorly drafted or outdated termination provisions
  • how to make sure your termination provisions are enforceable

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Time: 10:30-11:00 am EST
Register today: Click here!Continue Reading Free webinar: Termination Provisions 101

It has been another very busy year in the world of Employment Law with many significant changes to the workplace/workforce both legally and culturally.

Join SpringLaw’s Lisa Stam and Evaleen Hellinga for our December webinar as they walk you through a review of the year so that your business and HR team/person are well-prepared for 2023!

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Time: 10:30-11:00 am EST
Register today: Click here!
Continue Reading Free webinar: Rewind & Review – 2022 Employment Law Recap

As we start to wrap up 2022, workplace law continues to move at an unpredictable, quick and sometimes wacky pace.

Both managers and employees alike are burnt out and struggling to find their feet in the new post-pandemic norm. Employers and managers are having to adjust to a different style of management as employees are demanding new standards in the workplace. The ability to work remotely, the right to disconnect completely (hello Bill 27!) and having a clear line in the sand about what their job is (#quietquitting) are becoming the rules and not the expectations.
Continue Reading 2022 HR Law Trends

Back by popular demand and ICYMI, we are doing a live repeat of our Watching the Watcher webinar!

While the October 11th deadline has come and gone, it is better late than never to get your Electronic Monitoring Policy in place. SpringLaw, nNovation and The Privacy Pro have partnered up and pulled together the privacy law, employment law and tactical privacy operational components into this one webinar to help organizations get compliant as soon as possible.

On October 11th, Ontario Bill 88 came into effect, requiring employers with more than 25 employees to publish policies outlining their employee monitoring activities. Employee monitoring goes beyond the obvious things like geolocation of fleet vehicles, security cameras installed for safety and security. Companies that have implemented processes and systems for remote work, sales enablement tools, productivity software, and even badge access readers may find that they are in fact carrying out monitoring employees.

Join us on Wednesday, October 19th for our free webinar to map out your game plan. We’ll spend 30 minutes outlining all you need to know and then another 30 minutes for a Q&A!
Continue Reading Free webinar: Watching the Watchers – Bill 88 and Electronic Monitoring Policy Requirements

Tiffany Thomas has joined SpringLaw!Another Amazing Lawyer Has Joined SpringLaw!

We are excited to announce that Tiffany Thomas has joined SpringLaw. Tiffany spent the first 4 years of her legal career at the TDSB, honing her skills in labour negotiations, contract interpretation, hearings and the ever-complicated employer-union workplace dynamics.

Tiffany’s strong labour experience is nicely paired with a feisty

With only a few business days left before October 11, 2022, when employers must have a written Electronic Monitoring Policy in place, SpringLaw is fielding regular questions from employers about their near-final drafts. The policy requirements and meeting this new transparency obligation are discussed in our prior blog: New Electronic Monitoring Policy: The What, How and Why for Employers. The deadline for providing a written copy to employees is November 10, 2022.

Step One: Review Your Current Electronic Monitoring Practices

Employers with a buttoned-down approach should start with a broad review of their current monitoring practices. This may unearth some overkill monitoring and data collection – passive and unintentional, or otherwise. 
Continue Reading Privacy Compliance: We’re Watching You, Employees, But Not Really

The pandemic has taken its toll on workplaces. Employees are no longer prepared to take it for the collective team at the expense of self-care and family, and employers are stretched on time, budgets and bandwidth as everyone settles into the new post-pandemic era. There is currently a disconnect between what is “the job” and what are the “above and beyond” parts of the role, resulting in a fresh wave of communication gaps and misunderstandings in the workplace.

Perfect Storm – Why Now?

Why are employees only now Quiet Quitting? Workplaces are currently in this perfect storm of disconnects and job evolution:
Continue Reading Managing Quiet Quitting Employees