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‘Tis the season to be fired

By Bram Lecker Everyone is imbued with the holiday spirit this time of year. Everyone it seems, except large corporate employers. In our experience during the festive season, ... Read more

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Court upholds cohabitation agreement waiving spousal support

By Lisa Gelman The Ontario Court of Appeal  has upheld  a cohabitation agreement that a woman signed decades ago without obtaining independent legal advice, finding ... Read more

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Bill 148: new changes to workplace legislation

By Christopher Achkar Employment and labour law change dynamically through case law and legislation, and recent reforms within Ontario have taken employers by storm. These ... Read more

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Caregiver loses battle with son of elderly client

By Charles Ticker Caregiver accused of influencing loses court battle A  recent story  I found online from Auckland, New Zealand is an example of the kind of ... Read more

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When and why courts order shared parenting

By Andrew Feldstein This case involves the parents of a three-year-old child and deals with the contested interim parenting arrangement. Specifically, the judge of the ... Read more

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Surviving the holidays after divorce

By Leanne Townsend The holiday season is always a tough time during a divorce and for the first few years after. It serves as a reminder of happier family times and also puts ... Read more

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New year, new AODA rules — is your business accessible?

By Mitchell Rose January 1 ,  2018 brings a brand new set of requirements for the  Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005  (AODA). If you ... Read more

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Fertility beyond the grave

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Here’s a problem that was hardly imaginable a couple of generations ago. Sperm, ova or embryos are preserved for future use. The donor (or one ... Read more

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Started from the bottom, now I’m here

By Inga Andriessen I’m fortunate that as part of my career I have the opportunity to mentor students, beginning at the high school level and carrying on to lawyers ... Read more

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Major changes to Ontario employment law – are you ready?

By Mitchell Rose Last summer, many Ontario employers took a collective gasp (while many employees cheered) when the government announced that minimum wage would be increasing ... Read more

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Health college not appropriate forum to resolve business dispute

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine   In  a recent case , the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (Committee) of the Royal College of Dental ... Read more

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Police enforcement of a custody and access order

By Andrew Feldstein This case concerns the scope of a judge’s jurisdiction under s. 36(2) of the  Children’s Law Reform Act  which relates to ... Read more

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Professional staff succession planning

By Kate Dewhirst Professional staff in hospitals are doctors, dentists, midwives and privileged staff nurse practitioners. Does your hospital have a plan to deal with ... Read more

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High net worth individuals need special insurance solutions

By Ian Hull High net worth individuals typically have more than enough money to live their desired lifestyle. But there’s an important element that even the wealthiest ... Read more

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Pleading guilty in Ontario

By Christopher Hicks People accused of crimes in Canada are afforded the right to a trial, the right to compel the attendance of witnesses, and the right to have the case ... Read more

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Are you facing a misconduct claim as a real estate professional?

By Joseph Neuberger If you are a real estate professional in Ontario, society will hold you to a high standard of professional conduct. Your investment into qualifying for ... Read more

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Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, passes

By Laura Williams Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 has completed the Ontario legislative process and will receive Royal Assent and become law ... Read more

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Review board finds complaints committee decision to be unreasonable

By Elyse Sunshine  and  Lonny Rosen This case  involved the death of a beloved dog and a complaint made by his owners to the College of Veterinarians of ... Read more

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Disability benefits cut off?

By Bram Lecker and Ian Hurley Disability benefits cut off by your insurer? People receiving long-term disability benefits have enough to worry about. The last thing they ... Read more

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Your bonus – how to ensure you receive it?

By Nicole Simes What your contract says about your bonus is significant. There have been many legal disputes assessing the language of employment contracts in recent ... Read more

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