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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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Physical and mental injury equal under the law: SCC does away with a "recognizable psychiatric illness"

By Alan Melamud Mental injury is typically an issue for personal injury, but has arisen from time to time in the commercial context when consumers claim they have experienced ... Read more

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Section 99(2) of Ontario Environmental Protection Act is a powerful remedial tool to seek compensation for historical spills: Huang v. Fraser Hillary's Limited, 2017 ONSC 1500

By Jacob Damstra The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently considered and applied s. 99(2) of Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act , R.S.O. 1990, c. E.19 ... Read more

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The importance of your power of attorney for personal care

By Jennifer Corak Whenever I am contacted to prepare one or more Wills , I ask whether the person I am speaking to has a power of attorney for property and a power of ... Read more

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Hill v. Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Police Services Board: a review of the tort of negligent police investigation 10 years later

By C. Kirk Boggs and Stuart Zacharias In this article written for Municipal Liability Risk Management, insurance defence lawyers, Kirk Boggs and Stuart Zacharias, revisit ... Read more

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When common issues ain't so common: decertification of class actions

By Jacob Damstra “ I’ve found that common sense ain’t so common ” - Mark Twain Twain’s words are probably true today and there doesn’t ... Read more

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Ontario business name registration for not-for-profit corporations

By Heather Keachie Not-for-profit organizations that are incorporated under either provincial or federal legislation must register a business name if they operate under a ... Read more

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