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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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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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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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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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Requesting changes to spousal support after retirement

By Lisa Gelman A  recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision  explored how courts address requests made by a spousal support payor who wishes to eliminate their ... Read more

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Information on three important employment law developments

By Doug MacLeod Every two weeks, I blog about a recent development in employment law or human rights law. Twenty-six blogs a year means there are a lot of new developments ... Read more

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Best practices for board of directors meetings

By Cameron MacCarthy and Joe Rattan Clients often ask about the role and responsibilities of being a corporate director and whether or not they should accept an offer to join ... Read more

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Thinking about a marriage contract or cohab?

By Jennifer Samara Shuber There are many issues to consider when deciding whether to marry or move in with a partner. One of them is whether or not you want or need a ... Read more

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Emancipation and financial obligation

By Andrew Feldstein This case raises the question; in what circumstances do parents have an obligation to support children who have completely withdrawn from their care? The ... Read more

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What you need to know about buying a pre-construction condo

By Lisa Laredo Buying a pre-construction condo is more complicated than it first seems. The easy part is what feels like the hardest — finding a condo that you love at ... Read more

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The controlled act of psychotherapy

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine The controlled act The  Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991   (the RHPA) sets out 14 “controlled ... Read more

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Dear future mentees in the LPP

By Inga Andriessen I’ve had the privilege of being a mentor lawyer to over 24 of the law society’s Law Practice Program (LPP) candidates over the past three ... Read more

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Severance offers not accepted cannot be plead

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge found that it was inappropriate for the defendant to plead in their defence that they had “offered the plaintiff a ... Read more

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