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Back to school: tips for drivers

By Joseph Cescon  and William Harding A new school year is upon us, a very exciting time for both children and their parents. While this is a happy time of year, it ... Read more

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I am not a tax cheat and neither are our clients!

By Inga Andriessen Our firm is a professional corporation. The Canadian government has declared we are therefore tax cheats. I disagree. Many of our clients are also ... Read more

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School zone safety: education and awareness

By Salvatore Shaw and Joe Gaynor As summer finally comes to an end, children are heading back to school. It is important that they are able to do so safely. School ... Read more

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Jurisdiction for spousal support order (alimony)

By Angela Princewill When seeking an order for spousal support (alimony as it is sometimes referred to), it is important to know in what court you will be asking for the ... Read more

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Fingerprints taken as a youth – can they be used against me?

By Aliki Yorgiadis The short is answer is yes. When can they be used against you? The long answer is to look at s. 119(2)  of the  Youth Criminal Justice ... Read more

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Employment Insurance documents – understanding your ROE

By Bram Lecker  and Jordan Reiner Employment Insurance documents – your Record of Employment (ROE) In the event of a job loss, look out for your Record of ... Read more

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More changes to Ontario’s employment laws

By Doug MacLeod The dog days of summer are coming to an end but the government keeps making changes to Ontario’s employment laws. The unrelenting increased ... Read more

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What employers should know about retracting an offer of employment

By Heather Hettiarachchi In   this case , the B.C. Supreme Court made it clear that, in the absence of an express contractual provision to the contrary, an ... Read more

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When can your employer ask you for an independent medical exam?

By Nicole Simes Employees often work with disabilities. The health issues they experience do not seriously affect their ability to complete their job duties. But sometimes, ... Read more

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Do you know how to apologize?

By Kate Dewhirst A note popped into my inbox this morning from Michael Hyatt, who is an extraordinary business coach. The topic is “The anatomy of a true ... Read more

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Personal health information breaches: prevention, quick responses key

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine Canada has several laws in place to protect individuals’ private information, including personal health data. When a ... Read more

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Fixed-term contracts must be 'future-proofed' too

By Laura Williams Termination clauses in employment contracts must be valid at any point in the employment relationship. If a termination clause could breach the  ... Read more

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Cocaine addiction not a bar to dismissal

By Heather Hettiarachchi In a recently released decision , the Supreme Court of Canada held that an employer had cause to dismiss a mine worker who tested positive for ... Read more

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How retirement impacts spousal support

By Andrew Feldstein This case demonstrates how courts determine spousal support obligations in light of retirement. Ultimately, the appeal judge significantly reduced a ... Read more

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Considering a medical malpractice suit? Here’s what you need to know

By Patrick Brown and Joe Gaynor Medical malpractice occurs through the negligence of a healthcare professional. These professionals include, but are not limited to, doctors, ... Read more

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Culture shift in bail court?

By Kristin Bailey A limited pilot project in two Ontario courts has begun. Judges will now sit in bail court in the Ontario Court of Justice in Ottawa and in College Park in ... Read more

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Duelling siblings, a heartbroken mother and undue influence

By Matthias Duensing Money, power and suspicion. In a recent case , the Ontario Court of Appeal has hopefully put an end to a sibling rivalry that, in the words of the ... Read more

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FATCA: information for U.S citizens living in Canada

By Alexey Manasuev What is FATCA? The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was enacted as a part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (the HIRE ... Read more

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Mitigating insider threats – is your organization doing enough?

By Ryan Duquette I recently had a chat with a friend who is fairly senior in a large, well-known software company. Someone in the company was being fired for cause, and ... Read more

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Mirror wills vs. mutual wills – different documents, purposes

By Ian Hull Don’t let the similar sounding names fool you – while there are some similarities between “mirror wills” and “mutual wills,” ... Read more

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