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Lawsuit tackles denial of WSIB benefits for chronic mental stress

By Laura Williams A new lawsuit could bring Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) benefits to hundreds of Ontario workers suffering from chronic work-related mental ... Read more

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Child safety in the home: the importance of proper child proofing

By Alison Burrison and William Harding , student-at-law The welcoming of a new child is an exciting time for any family. However, before the baby arrives home, it is important ... Read more

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Common drafting mistakes in shareholder agreements

By Cameron MacCarthy and Chris Johnston This is the first article in a two part series discussing common issues arising from or related to shareholder agreements. If you ... Read more

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Liability and home construction

By David Hollingsworth Liability and worker’s injury Planning to hire a contractor to do some work on your house this year? You better make sure that they are well ... Read more

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Health privacy update – August 2017

By Kate Dewhirst The  Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario  has just released two new correction request decisions – 46 and 47 (dated June 2017 but ... Read more

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When a resignation is actually a termination

By Miriam Anbar and Sam Spodek, summer student  Consider you have a disgruntled employee working for you and you suspect he wants to quit.  However, you are also ... Read more

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‘The way we’ve always done it’ is not a reason to do something

By Inga Andriessen There is a lot written these days about failure to innovate in business being an invitation to the end of that business. There is a lot of truth in that, ... Read more

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I quit; can I sue my employer for constructive dismissal?

By Nicole Simes We are often asked the question: “can I sue my former employer for constructive dismissal?” The answer is maybe. A new Court of Appeal decision ... Read more

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Emotionally driven litigation can cost detached children

By Kristine Anderson Well-meaning children can find themselves embroiled in costly litigation if they jump to uninformed and emotional conclusions about how their parents' ... Read more

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Employee or contractor?

By Christopher Achkar Your employment has recently been terminated, and you are unsure what to do. Can you sue for wrongful dismissal? Are you entitled to reasonable notice? ... Read more

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Push hard – get clients talking to family about their estate

By Suzana Popovic-Montag You’re planning a client’s estate. You’ve identified the assets and tax issues and planned accordingly. Most importantly, your ... Read more

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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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