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NEW Labour report recommends 'more equitable' treatment for employees: Greenspan

TORONTO — A report commissioned by the Ontario government recommends all employees be granted a week of unpaid personal emergency leave a year. The Changing Workplaces ... Read more

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Irrelevant factors and other concerning trends in notice period cases

Toronto employment mediator and arbitrator Barry B. Fisher is noticing some troubling trends in wrongful dismissal cases, he tells AdvocateDaily.com . Fisher, who created ... Read more

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What separating spouses can learn from the Brangelina split

Separating spouses can learn from the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie breakup, says Toronto-area family lawyer Reesa Heft . "Making your marital issues public, involving ... Read more

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Trusts and estates law a family affair for Mills

Toronto trusts and estates lawyer David Mills ’ forebears set high standards at Mills & Mills LLP , the oldest law firm in Canada with a continuous family presence. ... Read more

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PPPs offer higher contribution caps than RRSPs

INTEGRIS Pension Management Corp. founder and CEO Jean-Pierre Laporte has a plan to help lawyers and other small business owners save more for retirement. Laporte ... Read more

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Case may signal shift to Americanization of corporate prosecutions

The outcome of the upcoming trial of a Quebec company on a charge of criminal negligence causing death will be precedent-setting, as a conviction would signal a turn toward ... Read more

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Take care when signing employment contract, preparing for mediation

In recent posts on his Canadian HR law blog, Ontario employment lawyer Stuart Rudner discussed the importance of reading the fine print in your employment contract and ... Read more

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The lawyer’s estate planning retainer with a married couple

By Ian Hull As an estate planner and a lawyer, it is important to remember that when creating an estate plan, familial relations may turn negative. It becomes crucial for estate planners ... Read more

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‘Belligerent’ patient not an excuse for unprofessional behaviour

By Lonny Rosen & Elyse Sunshine The Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC) of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario required a gastroenterologist to attend at the College to be cautioned ... Read more


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Unpaid personal leave for workers could cause hardship for employers
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TORONTO — A report commissioned by the Ontario government recommends all employees be granted a week of unpaid personal emergency leave a year. The Changing Workplaces ... Read more

Lawyers show off acting chops in fundraising play
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Lawyers and judges will hit the stage in Hamilton for a production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution in June to benefit a local children's fund and a ... Read more

Title insurance: a primer for homeowners
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Title insurance beats out solicitors' opinions for budget-conscious home buyers, Toronto real estate lawyer Lisa Laredo tells AdvocateDaily.com . In fact, Laredo, ... Read more

Court signals when the clock starts running
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A recent Ontario Court of Appeal (COA) decision will have significant implications in future cases involving professional negligence, says Toronto litigation lawyer ... Read more

Early wellness intervention crucial for law students
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The financial and emotional pressures facing law students and recent graduates can be crushing and could lead to problems later in their careers — which is why it is vital ... Read more

Employees have right to accommodation for childcare obligations
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Although working parents often rely on their employers to understand the commitments that come with raising children, when that doesn’t happen, there are legal safeguards in ... Read more

In the rise of the contract economy, workers must know their rights
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In the “uberization” of the job market, millennials are often hardest hit, taking on lower-paying, part-time or contract work, and they should know their rights, ... Read more

‘Best efforts’ in a contract means what?
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By Kathy O'Brien Have you ever signed a contract that imposed an obligation on you to make “best efforts” to achieve something (like obtain a landlord’s consent or a ... Read more

Decision challenges PPSA priority orthodoxy
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Counsel will have to change the way they think about priority under the Personal Property Security Act (PPSA) after a decision that favoured a solicitor’s charging ... Read more

International service of documents can be complex, costly
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A recent ruling from Ontario’s Divisional Court requires litigants who want to serve documents on a former spouse overseas to follow onerous international ... Read more

Sperm donor or father? Questions remain after Ontario enacts Bill 28
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An ongoing case before the Ontario courts could be one of the first major tests of a new provincial law that protects sperm donors with no intent to parent from paying child ... Read more

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‘Best efforts’ in a contract means what?
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By Kathy O'Brien Have you ever signed a contract that imposed an obligation on you to make “best efforts” to achieve something (like obtain a landlord’s consent or a ... Read more

Planning to succeed
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By Inga Andriessen Starting a new business is an exciting time for a business owner. Many times, the idea to start a business comes up quickly and spontaneously. While the desire to move quickly ... Read more

Conducting a variation of retroactive support analysis
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By Andrew Feldstein In this recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal, the court provides a useful and much-needed reminder with respect to the proper framework for conducting a variation ... Read more

Setting laws for driving under the influence of pot will be tough
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By Joseph Neuberger As most Canadians are aware, the federal government has vowed to legalize marijuana in this country. Part of the plan includes changes to laws covering driving under the ... Read more

Keeping your family informed
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By Dennis Nerland Your children are your greatest legacy. If they are trusted to be the custodians of your business and wealth, at the very least they should be informed about the basics of ... Read more

Motorcycle safety series: riding gear – protect your skin
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By Joseph Cescon and Bryan Sansom, articling student Now that the warm weather has arrived, motorcyclists are hitting the road. While it’s a great time of year to ride your bike to ... Read more

Hospital boards and professional staff credentialing
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By Kate Dewhirst As you may know, the Auditor General released a report criticizing the Public Hospitals Act professional staff appointment appeals process for being time-consuming ... Read more

Domestic violence and the workplace
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By Heather Hettiarachchi Few would pause to consider that domestic violence (DV) and the workplace could be connected in some way and that DV can have an impact on the workplace. However, recent ... Read more

The dark side of lawyer social media
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By Samantha Collier As you know, I like to go against the grain in the social media for law firms realm. I’m taking my advice and blogging about something that nobody wants to talk about ... Read more

Muhammad Ali estate dispute brewing
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By Charles Ticker After Muhammad Ali passed away on June 3, 2016, several news sources reported that his estate may become the subject of a dispute. Although few details have surfaced since his ... Read more

Seven 'aha' marketing moments for lawyers and law firms
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By Jana Schilder 1. Are you a B2C law firm or a B2B law firm? Business to consumer (B2C) law firms include: personal injury law, wills and estates, residential real estate, criminal law, ... Read more

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