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Managing attendance and absenteeism

By Stuart Rudner and David Master Managing attendance and absenteeism in the workplace is one of the most difficult issues for employers. Some common questions are: Are ... Read more

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What happens when you have a live-in partner but are still married?

By Timothy N. Sullivan “I’m still married, but now I have a live-in girlfriend. We both have kids. What does this mean, legally speaking?” Whenever a ... Read more

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The cost of terminating older employees is increasing

By Doug MacLeod Since the elimination of mandatory retirement in Ontario, employers have been required to manage the costs associated with terminating older employees. The ... Read more

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More changes to AODA – are you truly open for business?

By Mitchell Rose A new year often means new laws. Are you truly open for business? For employers, the start of a new year in this decade has been synonymous with a ... Read more

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Man sentenced to house arrest for domestic assault

By Joseph Neuberger Many people have experienced a moment in their lives when they acted in a manner that was out of character. If a crime is alleged to have been ... Read more

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Jehovah's Witnesses' sexual abuse response raises concerns

By Elizabeth Grace Recently, CBC News reported on a Radio-Canada investigation that alleged Jehovah’s Witnesses are not only failing to protect children who have been ... Read more

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Do you have human rights protection in public spaces?

By Nicole Simes Racial slurs and other discriminatory comments continue to occur between members of the public. But when they happen within businesses or municipal spaces, ... Read more

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Corruption in the aviation industry? ‘Please say it isn’t so!’

By Norm Keith The international aviation industry is highly competitive, international, and yes, known for allegations of corruption. Whether buying, selling, maintaining, ... Read more

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Without a will, assets may go to unintended beneficiaries

By Matthias Duensing Having a lawyer draft your will is essential to ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes. Not doing so can result in loved ones having ... Read more

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Did social media get you that new client?

By Samantha Collier I’m going to let you in on a little secret. The biggest thing that drives me crazy about  social media for law firms  is how people ... Read more

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How to help your lawyer win your personal injury case

By Michael Lesage If you’ve been injured and have a legal claim, you might be wondering what you can do to help your lawyer win your case, or at least get a better ... Read more

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The doctrine of dependent relative revocation

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Section 15 of the  Succession Law Reform Act   ( SLRA ) sets out those events which may revoke a will: (a)  marriage  (subject ... Read more

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Employment contracts may need amending after appeal court decision

By Doug MacLeod Bonus plans in employment contracts are a great way to motivate, reward and retain employees. Many of these bonus plans have built-in conditions that must be ... Read more

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Redstone dispute mental examination denied

By Charles Ticker Over the last few months, I have written a few posts on the Sumner Redstone dispute. Redstone is an American billionaire and media magnate. Some of the ... Read more

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Bill 165, Licensed Home Inspectors Act, 2016

By Daniel Bernstein Ontario first started discussing plans to license home inspectors back in 2013, when it assembled a panel of experts to draft a report. The panel made a ... Read more

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Income discrepancy and impacts on fairness of court proceedings

By Andrew Feldstein Turk v. Turk  2016 ONSC 4210: A recurring issue in family law, particularly in cases where one party earns significantly more than the other, is ... Read more

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Can children choose which parent to live with?

By Heather D. Fraese  and Camille J. Sehn At what age do children get to decide where to live? Many children will express a preference for one parent over ... Read more

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A win for testamentary freedom

By Daniel Bernstein A 2016 Court of Appeal ruling in the Spence Estate case reinstated a testator’s will and is a good decision in favour of testamentary freedom. The ... Read more

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Maybe job interviews should be ‘blind auditions’

By Inga Andriessen If you’re a fan of The Voice (or forced to watch it because your spouse is a fan) then you’re familiar with the blind auditions that start this ... Read more

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Auditors’ liability remains indeterminate

By Margaret L. Waddell, Phillips Gill LLP   Whether an auditor owes a duty of care to the lenders of a company it audits remains an open question after the Ontario ... Read more

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