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Rights of a surviving spouse against the estate of his or her deceased spouse

By Meghan O'Neil In  my last blog , I outlined the rights a common law partner has against the estate of his or her deceased partner. As mentioned in that blog, a ... Read more

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Bill 148 amendments to Ontario’s employment standards and labour laws

By George Vassos This has been a roller coaster ride like no other for HR professionals. The ride started in May 2015 when the Ontario government appointed two special ... Read more

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"Build a Better Articling Student": TLA's Nutshell Seminars for students starting their articling.

Big Bay Street law firms and accounting houses traditionally set aside a number of days to help their articling students with the transition from school to office. A varied ... Read more

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New Government of Canada website means registered charities should update their tax receipts

By Heather Keachie Registered charities in Canada enjoy certain privileges under the Income Tax Act , including issuing tax receipts to donors. Regulation 3501 of the ... Read more

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Summer issue of The Lawrences Letter

The latest edition of our newsletter is now available . Articles include important changes to the Principal Residence Exemption, new rules for filing corporate records, and when ... Read more

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TLA brings you "Build a Better Articling Student," starting with Court Orientation Tours

Building on a highly successful 2016 start to articling season, the TLA is reprising its series of Nutshell seminars aimed at helping students make the leap from law school to law ... Read more

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Canada: Ontario Superior Court of Justice finds against employee in negative job reference dispute

Background The plaintiff was employed by Stokes Economic Consulting from March 2011 until he was dismissed without cause in December 2013. The plaintiff requested that his ... Read more

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Littler global guide - Canada - Q1 2017

Minimum Wage New Order or Decree The minimum wage in British Columbia will rise by 50 cents to $11.35 an hour in mid-September. The minimum wage was raised to $10.85 an ... Read more

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Court finally recognizes rights of children of unmarried parents

By Patricia Gordon As I have noted in my previous blog entries , the law can be slow to catch up to changes in family structures. This month, the court took a long-awaited ... Read more

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Traditional homeowners’ insurance on a collision course with the sharing economy

by Laura Emmett   (As published in Claims Canada, February/March 2017) THE RISE OF THE SHARING ECONOMY Consumers are increasingly interested in leasing and sharing ... Read more

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Family law reform and access to justice

By Carolyn Lloyd There is a great deal of media coverage at the moment about the crisis in Family Court. Access to justice is a major concern for individuals who find ... Read more

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TLA's Summer Patio Pub Event, Wed. August 2nd, 2017, 6-8pm

The TLA has the perfect remedy for the “summer’s half over and I haven’t been on a patio yet” blues. We’re hosting an evening at the  Oasis ... Read more

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Ed Upenieks receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Lawrences ' head of Litigation, Ed Upenieks , was recently honoured with the Peel Law Association's 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award for "substantial contributions made to the ... Read more

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The importance of asking “what if” during the estate planning process – common disaster clauses

By Jennifer Corak Part of establishing  an estate plan  is determining to whom your estate will be distributed. More often than not, when asked how ... Read more

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A Littler webinar: addressing Ontario misclassification issues under Bill 148 and preparing for employment standards audits

  Addressing Ontario Misclassification Issues Under Bill 148 and Preparing for Employment Standards Audits Beginning this fall, it ... Read more

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Ontario estates can now advertise for creditors online

By Holly LeValliant Estate administration is finally moving into the 21 st  century. Thanks to a July 7  Ontario Superior Court ruling , estates advertising for ... Read more

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Advertising for Estate Creditors Online – the future is now!

By David A.S. Mills There can be little doubt that the future of many of our interactions – social and commercial – will be online. An Ontario Superior Court ... Read more

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Lawrences Lawyers feed the hungry

As part of a program managed by The Law Society Foundation, Lawrences Lawyers sponsored and volunteered to serve 332 dinners for the hungry in Toronto. This is a very ... Read more

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Conservation Authority decisions on development proposals owed deference, Court of Appeal holds

By Jacob Damstra The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently released a decision clarifying the appropriate standards of review applicable on appeal from a decision of the ... Read more

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Littler LLP lawyers named ‘Leading Practitioners’ in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

TORONTO (June 8, 2017) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labour law practice representing management, is pleased to announce that Toronto Partners Barry ... Read more

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