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Welcome to Pinto Wray James LLP, one of Toronto's most innovative law firms offering superior advice and representation to clients involved in legal disputes. Our goal is to generate the best outcome in the most cost-effective and timely manner possible.

Litigation

Litigation is at the heart of our practice. We have comprehensive civil litigation experience representing businesses, federal, provincial and municipal governments, post-secondary institutions, professional associations, and individuals in a wide variety of matters.
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Workplace Law

Our team of experienced employment and labour lawyers provide advice and litigation support regarding all issues arising in the workplace.
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Administrative & Regulatory Law

Our firm has a diverse and comprehensive administrative and regulatory law practice and our lawyers remain at the cutting edge of developments in these complex areas.
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Recent Blogs

DEPENDENT CONTRACTORS VS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS

Distinguishing at law between a dependent contractor and an independent contractor can be challenging at the best of times. This issue is important to businesses and organizations because like employees, dependent contractors are owed reasonable notice upon termination, while independent contractors are not. [...]
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When Does the Duty to Accommodate Survive Dismissal

In his decision in Khaper v. Air Canada, 2015 FCA 99, Justice Webb states the principle that the duty to accommodate does not survive the termination of employment if the employer legitimately had no knowledge of the employee’s disability at the time of termination. [...]
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OFF THE CLOCK OR NOT? TERMINATION AND OFF-DUTY CONDUCT

The recent termination of a Hydro One employee following an incident at a Toronto FC soccer match earlier this month has been the subject of extensive public debate. The employee, Shawn Simoes, was part of a group of men who made obscene comments to a City TV reporter, Shauna Hunt. Following the video of this exchange going viral, Hydro One announced that it had terminated Mr. Simoes for a breach of their employee Code of Conduct. [...]
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Ordinary vs Key Employees

Distinguishing at law between an ordinary employee and a key employee who owes an employer fiduciary dutiescan be challenging at the best of times. In his decision in Optilinx Systems Inc v Fiberco Solutions Inc, 2014 ONSC 6944 Justice Perrell provided some additional guidance in making this important distinction [...]
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MATERNITY LEAVE AND EMPLOYERS’ LIABILITY

We previously wrote about the Small Claims Court decision Bray v Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, 2015 CanLii 3452 here. In addition to the lesson for plaintiffs in choosing the right forum, the Bray decision is also a cautionary tale for employers/respondents. Let us start by reviewing the facts. [...]
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THE DOWNSIDE OF WINNING IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT & OTHER LESSONS FROM BRAY V CANADIAN COLLEGE OF MASSAGE AND HYDROTHERAPY

The importance of issuing a claim for wrongful dismissal in the right forum became abundantly clear in the recent decision Bray v Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, 2015 Can Lii 3452. [...]
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Rating: 5Lawyer Toronto - 5 Star Reviews
Pinto Wray James Reviewed by Mark C.

Their team is highly focused and incredibly professional - from our experience it would be difficult not to believe that Pinto Wray James LLP is one of Ontario's leading Firms in Labour and Employment law. The mindful client care and complete understanding of the case eased fears and the stress that comes with any legal dispute. Expect to find high-level smartly crafted legal solutions at Pinto Wray James LLP – could not recommend more.