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Kootnekoff: ‘I am out of here’

When is a resignation from a workplace valid?

COLUMN: Extending Employment Insurance sickness benefits

One of the challenges, with so many different events occurring in Ottawa,…

  • Feb 26, 2020

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

Our reactions to a forestry downturn reflect the past, not the present

Kootnekoff: Problematic experts in legal proceedings

Canadian courts are increasingly scrutinizing proposed experts for potential biases

COLUMN: Losing and winning a book battle

Recalling a time when outraged parents spoke out against a book on the school curriculum

Kootnekoff: Valentine’s Day and office romances

Being romantically involved with a coworker isn’t illegal but can be problematic

Longtime newspaper columnist Christie Blatchford dead at 68

Blatchford had been undergoing treatment for lung cancer in Toronto

Kootnekoff: Changing an employment contract requires consideration

What are the risks involved in fixed term employment contracts?

Kootnekoff: Defamation on social media leads to $65,000 in punitive damages

The popularity of social media gives rise to a whole new group of potential defamation claims

Kootnekoff: Costs against you and David versus Goliath

Imagine you have a very good case against a very large player