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There is power in keeping it personal

By Tom Ball According to  Harvard Business Review , the most effective way to connect with clients is at an emotional level, tapping into their fundamental motivations ... Read more

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What you need to know about a workplace injury

By David Hollingsworth Workplace injury A workplace injury can happen anywhere. A workplace injury can also go far beyond the industrial and construction site accidents ... Read more

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Five more reasons you need to write a will now

By Lisa Laredo January has come and gone but we’re still going on about the New Year’s resolution that should have been at the top of the list for at least half ... Read more

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21 years at Company A + 1.7 years at Company B = 10 months’ notice

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the Master in Chambers had a situation where an employee of 21 years was recruited by a headhunter to join the defendant. The job ... Read more

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A ‘dose of pragmatism’ from Court of Appeal: Dillon

By Peter Dillon Ontario’s Court of Appeal released its much-anticipated decision in this case on Jan. 25, 2018. I say much-anticipated because the summary judgement ... Read more

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The number one target for credential theft emails

By Ryan Duquette   According to the  Proofpoint 2017 Human Factor Report , Apple ID's are the #1 target for credential theft emails. The other top ... Read more

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Simplifying the search for a deceased’s life insurance policy

By Ian Hull Beneficiary designations for life insurance policies can be an integral part of one’s estate plan. As designated policy proceeds typically pass outside of ... Read more

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The de-stressed court reporter

By Kim Neeson   As a working real-time court reporter and owner of Neesons, I’ve experienced stress in its many forms over the years. When I started court ... Read more

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Physicians’ obligations when transferring a patient’s care

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine   A recent decision  by the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board) provides guidance on a ... Read more

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Blade Runner: estate planning in a futuristic world

By Ian Hull Could assets be passed one day to non-living beings, those created through artificial intelligence but possessing human-like qualities? Many of the laws that ... Read more

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Summary judgment motion inappropriate for expert qualification challenge

By Elyse Sunshine  and  Lonny Rosen In a dental malpractice claim , the defence moved for summary judgment after the defendant’s (the dentist) examination ... Read more

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OCA upholds ESA related termination clause

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the court was faced with the following termination clause: The Company’s policy with respect to termination is that employment ... Read more

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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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