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Non-disclosure and contempt of court

By Andrew Feldstein This recent decision serves as a cautionary tale to those who disobey disclosure orders. In his decision, Price J. ordered that the respondent father ... Read more

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The case for national short-term disability insurance

By Bram Lecker Most working people wear their attendance record on their sleeves like a badge of honour. Unless they are suffering from a severe illness or injury, most ... Read more

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Speculation tax more political than practical

By Lisa Laredo   The Ontario government's recently announced policy changes won’t have a significant impact on the real estate market. Non-resident speculation ... Read more

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Duty of disclosure – the unique rules for estates and trusts

By Ian Hull We all know that lawyers have a duty to hold client information confidential – it’s one of the foundations of our legal system. But estates are a ... Read more

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Dividend tax insights

By Dennis Nerland Dividends themselves can be either eligible or non-eligible. An eligible dividend is subject to a 38 per cent gross-up. The dividend is generated by the ... Read more

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Q&A: the rights of Ontario employees to overtime pay

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 ... Read more

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Everything you need to know about naming a POA

By Lisa Laredo Two of the three most important documents every person should have are a Power of Attorney (POA) for Personal Care and a POA for Property (the third is a ... Read more

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Electric boats, docks blamed for increase in water-shock drowning

By Alison Burrison and Nicole Fielding, summer student Electric Shock Drowning (ESD) is the all-encompassing term for water-shock injuries or fatalities. ESD occurs in the ... Read more

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OHSA in wonderland: through the looking glass

By Doug MacLeod Section 50 of the Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA) prohibits an employer from disciplining an employee who has sought enforcement of this ... Read more

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So, why should I settle?

By Mitchell Rose So, why should I settle my legal dispute? Here are six reasons: Before you (or, if you are a lawyer or paralegal, your clients) say ... Read more

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Trusts and family property – when can you trust a trust?

By Ian Hull The laws relating to trusts are complex enough before issues relating to family law are introduced. Even at the best of times, individuals establishing trusts ... Read more

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New obligations on custodians in event of privacy breach

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine Since the implementation of the  Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004  (PHIPA) in 2004, Health Information ... Read more

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Holograph will at centre of $30 million estate dispute

By Charles Ticker Holograph will handwritten by Dallas Cade deals with $30 million estate A  recent story  serves as an interesting example of an estate ... Read more

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New developments regarding the TTC ‘Fitness for Duty’ policy

By Laura Williams In an early application of its “Fitness for Duty” policy (the policy), the Toronto Transit Commission (the TTC) has suspended a driver who ... Read more

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Plaintiff wins summary judgment, gets $24K for claim, $35K costs

By Barry B. Fisher In this case, the judge found that a 72-year-old security guard with 12 years’ service was entitled to 8.6 months notice and $7,500 for mental ... Read more

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Racial divide in criminal charges for marijuana use in Toronto

By John Navarrete Toronto, Ont. is often seen as a multicultural city where multiple races enjoy opportunity and equality. However, a Toronto Star analysis recently showed ... Read more

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Ontario’s minimum wage increase puts strain on HR professionals

By Laura Williams It’s fair to say that employers across Ontario were prepared for the provincial government to introduce at least some labour reforms as part of the ... Read more

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So you want to get paid?

By Inga Andriessen One of the things our firm is great at is helping businesses get paid. By the time we’re involved, it’s usually a litigation matter, however, ... Read more

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Canada Labour Code vs. the courts: the devil is in the details

By Richard Johnson In Canada, most non-unionized employees have one primary means of recourse (absent a human rights claim) for challenging a dismissal: litigation through ... Read more

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Getting paid by two employers at the same time

By Nicole Simes Wrongful dismissal damages are normally subject to mitigation, which means that income from a new job after termination is deducted from the damages a ... Read more

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