We are super excited to share that our founder Lisa Stam has been nominated for a Canadian Lawyer Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers “Changemakers Award”!  Lisa has always made it a top priority to make legal services relevant, easy to access & more affordable through tech smarts!

We’d sure appreciate it if you could cast a vote for her – anyone can vote! Please click here.  Voting ends this Friday, June 5.  Thanks so much!

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With the huge response to the Raptors parade this week we thought it a good time to revisit the issue of unauthorized employee absences. Many employers allowed their employees the day off to go celebrate, but there were also reports showing some employees, who did not get the day off, wearing fake noses and disguises

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I’m excited to announce the launch of SpringLaw!

We are a virtual law firm advising on workplace legal issues for employers and executives. Whether you are US in-house counsel with a Canadian operation, a Canadian company with employees and clients abroad, or entirely local, our experience with global employers and mobile executives enables a

clawbies-socialIt’s that time of year to vote for your favourite law blog.  In case you haven’t heard of illustrious awards such as the Oscars, Junos or Clawbies, the Clawbies are the annual awards for Canadian legal blogs in a variety of areas, including practitioner, firm or legal publisher.  To vote, you tweet out your favourites

As of the date of this posting, there are only 38 more sleeps until December 25 (according to my kids’ countdown app).  This means only 5 more weekends (6 if you count December 24 as a perfectly noble shopping day) and likely several parties before the end of the year.  Cue the annual articles on

The 2013 Clawbies winners were announced on December 31, and I am humbled and so very grateful to the readers that nominated my blog.  I am happy to write that this blog was selected for a Best Practitioner Blog in Canada award.

More importantly, however, is the chance to explore what blogs are out there.  I subscribe to many blogs through my Feedly, but there are new ones popping up every day.  The Clawbies Awards are such a great opportunity to check out blogs that may have missed my radar.

A huge thanks to the adjudicators that volunteered their time to organize and review this year’s Clawbies Awards.

Here’s a summary of Canadian law blogs you may want to check out.  A full description of each blog is at www.clawbies.ca.


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It’s Clawbies Season again!

When I started my blog in 2009, I could count on one hand my employment law blogging compatriots in Canada.  There are some excellent marketing departments now pushing out all kinds of content, but I remain sentimental for the independent blogger blogging for the love it, for the opportunity to connect

My nominations for the 2012 Clawbies (Canadian law blog awards) are:

1. Donna Seale‘s Human Rights in the Workplace – again.  She continues to be one of the individual voices out there that churns out great content, is not backed up by a big marketing department, and is a go-to resource blog for me.

I jumped into blogging in 2009 and have been grateful for the opportunity to participate in the online conversation about the workplace, employment law, and social media in general. 

We continue to be in a technological revolution that has forever changed how we communicate to each other – or at the least, for you cynics