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NEW Employers need to take harassment complaints seriously: Hum

TORONTO — A woman who endured constant on-the-job sexual harassment before being unceremoniously fired when she complained deserved ``moral damages'' from her former ... Read more

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Retain counsel if questioned about health benefits claims

After a Toronto hospital fired 31 employees for allegedly misusing its employee benefits plan, Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett says it’s important for all workers to ... Read more

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Decision is a wake-up call for fiduciaries: Ticker

Estate trustees can’t always assume they will be protected from litigation costs following a recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal, Toronto-area estates ... Read more

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Cyber security is everybody’s business

Business leaders may fail to uphold their legal responsibilities if they don't take reasonable steps to prepare their companies for cyberattacks and information security ... Read more

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Guidelines clarify records needed for disability accommodation

Guidelines recently updated by the Ontario Human Rights Commission should clarify what medical documentation is required to accommodate disabilities, says Toronto ... Read more

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Judge orders stay of proceedings post-conviction

Following long trial delays, a Vancouver judge has taken the unusual step of ordering a judicial stay for a man who was convicted in connection with a 2014 home invasion, says his ... Read more

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Business law the perfect fit for logical thinker Saunders

Toronto commercial lawyer Bob Saunders would never have gone into the legal profession if his parents had their way. The family owned a drug store, and Saunders’ mother ... Read more

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Clear policy on drug and alcohol use best option for employers

When drafting a workplace drug and alcohol policy, it can often be a challenge for employers to balance employee rights with the company’s need to operate a safe and ... Read more

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What is a paternity agreement?

By Lisa Gelman  The basics of a paternity agreement A “paternity agreement” is a type of domestic contract . A paternity agreement will typically arise in ... Read more

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Car accident cases In Ontario – will a jury help?

By Michael Lesage  Few would argue that the human body is designed to withstand the forces involved in car accidents without injury. Where one party is injured through the fault of another, our ... Read more


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More power to U.S. border guards in Canada concerns Seligman
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A bill that would boost the powers of U.S. border officers stationed in this country should worry Canadian travellers, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman . ... Read more

Responsiveness, communication vital to client satisfaction
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By nature , estate litigation can be an emotional roller-coaster, and having a lawyer walk clients through the process goes a long way to calming their nerves, says Toronto ... Read more

No room for adversarial antics in ADR
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There's a growing trend to include dispute resolution clauses in commercial contracts to avoid costly court battles to settle disputes, says Toronto litigator and commercial ... Read more

Answering complex tax queries requires in-depth experience
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It is unsurprising that a recent evaluation showed some small businesses have been receiving inadequate information from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) call centre, as it takes ... Read more

Many at risk of financial ruin after an injury
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With many Canadians carrying more debt than ever before, an increasing number of injured people need financial help during litigation, says Easy Legal Finance Inc. ... Read more

Seeking feedback crucial part of making good business decisions
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Asking for constructive advice can be difficult, as can opening yourself up to criticism — but if you shy away from feedback, you’re only cheating yourself, Toronto ... Read more

Ensure feedback guides, motivates younger lawyers
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Feedback should be a motivational experience — so when you’re delivering constructive criticism, be sure to stick to the facts, and keep your opinions out of it, ... Read more

High bar in sexual misconduct cases essential, ruling shows
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TORONTO — A woman who endured constant on-the-job sexual harassment before being unceremoniously fired when she complained deserved "moral damages'' from her former ... Read more

Handlarski: a problem solver with a commitment to his clients
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Toronto criminal lawyer Ryan Handlarski is a problem-solver who advocates for his clients to get the best outcome when they clash with the "state." ... Read more

Auto insurance covers funeral costs in fatal crashes
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If someone dies as a result of an auto accident, funeral costs should not be a source of financial strain for the deceased person’s family members, says Windsor personal ... Read more

Employer owes duty of good faith in investigations
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A recent decision from Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice should serve as a warning to employers to inform staff of allegations against them and provide a ... Read more

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Ontario announces new rules on carding
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By David Smith  Last week the province announced an education campaign to ensure citizens are aware of their rights under the new street checks (i.e. carding) regulations that took ... Read more

What privacy rights? Police can disclose your HIV status
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By Kristin Bailey  In the final days of 2016, the Ontario Court of Appeal released two decisions dealing with an unclear area of law regarding remedies for breaches of the Canadian Charter ... Read more

Sue your way to settlement
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By Mitchell Rose  Even settlement counsel like me, who encourage early resolution and discourage litigation, sometimes must “sue for peace.” Despite ... Read more

RRSP: It’s about more than just tax deferral
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By Dawn Marchand   March 1 is the deadline to make your 2016 Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP) contribution, and while many people wait until the last minute, the most important thing is ... Read more

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to suck
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By Jennifer Samara Shuber  February. Valentine’s Day is around the corner. As is Family Day. For those who are separated or divorced, these two occasions can sometimes be a painful ... Read more

Absolute discharge in Greyhound bus case not 'out of the blue'
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 By Jacob Stilman  An innocent young man is killed on a Greyhound bus, in about the most gruesome fashion imaginable. There is no doubt as to who the perpetrator is, as dozens of bystanders ... Read more

Getting the most out of your first meeting with a family lawyer
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By Timothy N. Sullivan  Don’t worry so much about that first meeting For most people, engaging a lawyer is a big deal – and not something they do every day. So not only are there ... Read more

The position of executor: from cradle to grave – Part II
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By Avi Dahary  Fact gathering In part one of this series, I provided an introduction to the position of estate executor, including basic principles to follow and implement. This post ... Read more

Would you choose to be a lawyer?
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By Kate Dewhirst  I was recently at an event with a “mixed group” – a mix of lawyers and non-lawyers. As we were introducing ourselves, a few of the lawyers seemed to ... Read more

Can mitigating factors reduce the penalties for drug crimes?
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By Stacey Nichols  It seems that prescription drug crimes are becoming more frequent, at least based on media coverage. In a recent example, a 35-year-old pharmacy employee in the Greater Toronto ... Read more

Smart consumerism: product liability
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By Salvatore Shaw  and Bryan Sansom, articling student If you’re like most Canadian consumers, you purchase products with the expectation that they will work properly and are safe for ... Read more

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