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Sexual harassment at home

By Nicole Simes Trigger warning: this blog contains content about sexual harassment and violence Rental housing and accommodation is a protected social area under ... Read more

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Dishonesty you can’t come back from

By Laura Williams Employees have an implied duty of faithfulness and honesty to their employers. However, as disconcerting as it is for many employers to learn, dishonesty by ... Read more

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The employment agreement – trickier than you think

By Brian Greenspan I am no longer surprised when I meet with employers and employees and they cannot recall: (a) if they have an   employment agreement ; or ... Read more

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Did the employee quit? When a resignation is actually a termination

By Miriam Anbar Consider you have a disgruntled employee working for you and you suspect he wants to quit. However, you are also prepared to terminate him. One day, the ... Read more

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Employee mental health

By Bram Lecker and Ian Hurley An employee of a live chat provider  made the news  recently. She needed a couple of mental health days off and wrote an email to ... Read more

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The rights of unionized employees

By Nicole Simes Are you a unionized employee? Have you been terminated or have you experienced mistreatment in your workplace on the basis of your age, race, religious ... Read more

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FATCA: for U.S citizens in Canada – form details, filing thresholds

By Alexey Manasuev Part II: FATCA for U.S Citizens in Canada - form details and filing thresholds IRS Form 8938 Form 8938,  Statement of Specified Foreign ... Read more

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Damages awarded in sexual assault false complaint case

By Jacob Stilman The criminal offence of sexual assault is under-reported, under-charged and, when prosecuted, results in a disproportionate number of acquittals and ... Read more

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The limited partnership protective shield

By Dennis Nerland In contrast to a general partnership, a limited partnership must by law be composed of at least one general partner, who serves as the managing partner, and ... Read more

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What do we tell the kids? Talking about the breakup

By Jennifer Samara Shuber Many of the clients I see have not yet separated. They are having problems in their relationships and they consult with me to discuss their ... Read more

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Time after time: extending the limitation period for equalization

By Andrew Feldstein This case highlights the test for an extension of the limitation period for equalization, as well as the test to determine valuation date. The parties ... Read more

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What does a privacy officer do in a health care organization?

By Kate Dewhirst I train privacy officers to understand their role. So, what does a privacy officer do for a health care organization? In Ontario, every health care ... Read more

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Two-pronged test for lack of work issue in Canada Labour Code

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the adjudicator commented on the test to be used in determining whether an employer could rely on the “lack of work” or ... Read more

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Q&A: Ontario severance packages and termination of employment

By Paul Willetts Q&A is a recurring series on the  Vey Willetts LLP blog . The aim is to provide quick answers to questions we commonly encounter in our day-to-day ... Read more

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The role of the Family Responsibility Office

By Usman Sadiq After a separation or divorce, it is important that child support or spousal support that was ordered by a court or in a separation agreement are followed. The ... Read more

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What happens when you die without a will

By Lisa Laredo A will is one of the three most important documents every person should have (the other two being a Power of Attorney for Property and a Power of Attorney for ... Read more

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Can you set aside a marriage contract when seeking dependant's relief?

By Kristine Anderson The existence of a marriage contract does not, on its own, disqualify someone from making a dependant's relief application under the Succession Law ... Read more

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Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) explained

By Alexey Manasuev By law, every U.S. citizen and U.S. resident is required to file certain financial disclosures and U.S. income tax returns (provided certain requirements ... Read more

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Review board: oral caution for problematic advertising unreasonable

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine In a  case involving a pharmacist , the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board) recognized important ... Read more

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Age 65 or older? There may be a trust for you

By Ian Hull Trusts have been around for hundreds of years, so a type that’s only been around for 17 years is still considered “new” in the trust world. Two ... Read more

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