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The duty to accommodate and frustration of an employment contract

By Laura Williams Appropriately accommodating an employee’s disability is often a challenging task for employers. It is often difficult to determine at what point ... Read more

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Father loses joint custody but retains access

By Lisa Gelman An  interesting decision  from Ontario took away a father’s joint custody of his son, but allowed him to retain access so that the son, who was ... Read more

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Equal shared parenting — child custody interim motion

By Gene C. Colman Equal shared parenting  within child custody law is very much a thriving concept in Ontario. Superior Court Justice W.D. Newton has penned what I ... Read more

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WSIB benefit changes effective Jan. 1, 2018

By Nicole Simes Claiming benefits through WSIB because of harassment or bullying at work just got much easier. Until very recently, the  Workplace Safety and Insurance ... Read more

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Professional staff leaves of absence – is your hospital prepared?

By Kate Dewhirst Does your hospital explain to your professional staff members the rules about taking a leave of absence? Remember: professional staff members may include ... Read more

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Employer’s duty to accommodate illness and disability

By Bram Lecker and Ian Hurley An employer’s duty to accommodate The human condition is such that anyone can suffer an illness or become disabled at any time. It ... Read more

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When courts order the sale of the matrimonial home

By Andrew Feldstein In this case , the parties were married in 1979 and separated in 2014. There were no children of the marriage. Both parties were employed during the ... Read more

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How green is your estate plan?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Climate change remains a leading topic of concern – and most of us have at least some awareness of our environmental footprint. Many of us have ... Read more

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Legal implications of workplace sexual harassment in Ontario

By Mitchell Rose An alarming number of Canadian women in the workforce have faced sexual harassment in their careers.  In a  recent survey  released by ... Read more

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Good vibes only — that’s ridiculous!

By Leanne Townsend All too often in social media and other places I see people posting about how they want “good vibes only” and how they have a “no ... Read more

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Bus driver fired after caught using cellphone while behind the wheel

By Stuart Rudner and Nadia Zaman Just cause for dismissal? This fall,  a daycare bus driver in Surrey, B.C. was fired after the police caught her using her ... Read more

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Div. Ct overturns claim, SC awards $250,000 for similar behaviour

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the Ontario Divisional Court overturned an award of $7,500 given to a 71-year-old security guard making $24,000/year. One of the reasons ... Read more

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The kids are alright*

By Bernard Morrow End of year. Time to reflect and take stock. Time to recharge and reset.   What single work-related event or experience stood out for you in 2017? A ... Read more

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New regulations in response to large number of truck collisions

By John McLeish  and William Harding The federal government is implementing new safety regulations in an effort to address the high number of collisions involving ... Read more

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Four new protected grounds proposed for Ontario’s Human Rights Code

By Laura Williams On Oct. 4, 2017, Bill 164, The Human Rights Code Amendment Act , 2017 (Bill 164) was introduced in the Ontario legislature as a private member’s ... Read more

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“Uninsured Services: Billing and Block Fees Policy” approved by CPSO

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine   “Uninsured services” are physician services not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). These ... Read more

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Botting honours memory of the late Chief Justice Allan McEachern

By Gary Botting On a pedestal in the foyer of the Vancouver Law Courts at  800 Smithe St. , confronting the statue of blind justice, sits the bust of the late Chief ... Read more

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Don’t break this New Year’s resolution: write a will

By Lisa Laredo With the holidays done and gone, it’s now that time of year — the time to buckle down and get on with fulfilling those New Year’s ... Read more

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Is January divorce month?

By Jennifer Samara Shuber Happy New Year to everyone. I hope the holidays treated you well and you have survived the deep freeze. I spent a week at a cottage on the shores of ... Read more

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ONCA update — government targeting early 2020 for proclamation

By Kathy O'Brien The Ontario Legislature passed Bill 154, the  Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017,  on November 14. Bill 154 effected changes to non-profit ... Read more

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