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Uncertainty persists around enforcement of termination clauses

While more is known now about termination clauses than a year ago, 12 months is a lifetime in employment law — as such, employers and employees need to make peace with ... Read more

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Recent court decisions give employees more ammo

Two recent court decisions have given employees more tools to fight their employer when they have been denied a promised raise or promotion, says Toronto employment ... Read more

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FSCO ruling more ‘sizzle’ than substance: Derfel

A recent Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) ruling found elements of the Minor Injury Guide (MIG) in the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule unconstitutional, but it ... Read more

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Netflix takes 'softball' approach with Stranger Things pop-up bar

Though companies have traditionally been counselled to aggressively monitor and enforce their intellectual property, some are taking other approaches in an effort to earn ... Read more

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Recent ruling clarifies time limits for going after unpaid HST

Toronto litigator and commercial arbitrator  Marvin Huberman  says a recent sales tax ruling in one of his cases establishes time limitations for launching an ... Read more

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Stojni helps clients move forward with the ‘business of living’

Kitchener family lawyer  Lorrie Stojni draws on years of professional experience as well as her own personal   separation to help her clients move on with their ... Read more

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Epiq’s analytical tools speed up e-discovery

Electronic discovery and document review are tech-heavy, but Toronto manager Jason Bell-Masterson says it is the human knowledge, combined with his company’s ... Read more

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Understanding the rights of probationary employees

Toronto labour and employment lawyer Christopher Achkar says employees should carefully examine the probationary clause in their employment contract before accepting a ... Read more

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NAFTA's collapse could trigger a ripple effect of lawsuits

If the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump succeeds in scrapping the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), there will likely be a flood of legal issues and ... Read more

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Citizenship Act changes welcome news for permanent residents

Recent changes to the Citizenship Act  that make it easier for permanent residents to become citizens strike a good balance between the need to modernize ... Read more

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CRA vows action on Canadian tax evaders exposed in Paradise Papers

OTTAWA — The Canada Revenue Agency says it won't hesitate to investigate new evidence of offshore tax evasion in the wake of a second massive leak of tax ... Read more

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Law firm compensation systems balance business goals and fairness

When putting together a compensation plan for lawyers, firms have to ensure it’s fair, on-market, and motivates them to perform well, says Toronto legal management ... Read more

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New franchise agreements can extend right of rescission

A recent Superior Court decision suggests franchisors who ask franchisees to sign a new agreement risk extending the period in which it can be rescinded, says Toronto franchise ... Read more

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Children first: why mediation trumps litigation

Mediation can often be a better and cheaper solution than court, allowing couples to achieve a more harmonious split, says Toronto family lawyer and mediator Patrick J. Aulis . ... Read more

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Courts need to be more ‘activist’ in protecting grandparent rights: Colman

The law isn’t as helpful as it could be for grandparents blocked from spending time with their grandchildren, Toronto family lawyer  Gene C. Colman ... Read more

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Agent shares blame for missed mould, must pay buyers $35,000

A recent decision highlights the duty of care owed by real estate agents to homebuyers, says Toronto real estate lawyer  Daniel Bernstein . In the case , a judge ordered ... Read more

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Inappropriate for LSUC to impose values on licensees: Rotfleisch

While it may be simple for legal professionals to adopt the Law Society of Upper Canada’s (LSUC) new requirement to sign a statement of principles on diversity,  ... Read more

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Federal government urged to embrace IP innovation programs

The federal government should heed the advice of the intellectual property community to close the innovation gap in Canada’s economy,  Toronto patent lawyer Aaron Edgar ... Read more

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Can employees secretly record workplace conversations?

While it’s legal in Ontario to secretly record your conversation with another person, doing so in the workplace can undermine your relationships there, says Ottawa ... Read more

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Neutrality of search supervisors critical to Anton Piller orders

A recent B.C. Supreme Court decision highlights the importance of neutrality by independent supervising solicitors (ISS) in the execution of Anton Piller orders ... Read more

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