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Commission sales agents – employee or contractor?

By Bram Lecker  and Simon Pelsmakher Commission sales agents Do you know someone who perpetually has a pen in their left shirt pocket, a joke on their tongue and an ... Read more

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Simplifying succession – should Ontario abolish the Perpetuities Act?

By Matthias Duensing One of the oldest and most complex issues that arise when advising clients on succession planning is how to manage what is known as the “rule ... Read more

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We split up and our home value went up, now what?

By Reesa Heft It depends. This 2015 Ontario Court of Appeal case offers guidance and insight to family law lawyers when answering this common question. Specifically, what ... Read more

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Privilege in workplace investigations

By Laura Williams Workplace investigations are key in many areas of human resources law. Employers may conduct a workplace investigation because they have a legal obligation ... Read more

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Doug’s year-end rant

By Doug MacLeod Earlier this week I concluded that the rule of law no longer applies in many Ontario workplaces. The epiphany hit me when I was meeting with the managing ... Read more

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Is the answer to access to justice better marketing by lawyers?

By Inga Andriessen In the Province of Ontario, there is a lot of talk about access to justice and concern about how many self-represented litigants there are in the courts. ... Read more

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Can you bulletproof your will?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag As estate litigators with decades of experience, we’ve seen it all when it comes to estate disputes. Our firm has dealt with thousands of cases ... Read more

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#Metoo #Himtoo #Youtoo – sexual harassment and violence at work

By Nicole Simes In the wake of sexual harassment allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, the viral social media campaign #metoo has emerged as a way for millions of ... Read more

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Working efficiently with your lawyer

By Stuart Rudner Our lawyers  are here to help you. We want to do so efficiently and cost-effectively. However, we have seen some clients unwittingly hamper their own ... Read more

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Five things your clients should do before they die

By Ian Hull You advise and document estate plans for clients. You’re meticulous about detail and always do a thorough job. Is there anything you’ve overlooked? ... Read more

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WSIB finalizes operational policy on chronic mental stress

By Laura Williams When the Ontario government passed  Bill 127, the Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2017  (Bill 127) in May 2017, it ... Read more

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Guidelines require healthcare organizations to track privacy breaches

By Kate Dewhirst The  Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario  released new guidelines that will come into effect March 2019 but require healthcare ... Read more

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Is your organization compliant with AODA? It should be — here’s why

By Doug MacLeod Did you know that employers with 20 or more employees are required to file a report with the Ontario government confirming they have complied with their ... Read more

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Ontario sexual assault cases to get outside review

By John Navarrete Certain criminal cases will soon be reviewed by an independent body. Sexual assault cases in various areas of Ontario and in Calgary, Alberta, will be ... Read more

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Englit prof to lawyer: a trip to Wonderland

By Gary Botting Having worked as a professor of English literature and drama for 20 years before attending law school, I naively peppered my early legal arguments in court ... Read more

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Top 10 employment law developments in 2017

By Doug MacLeod In 2017, the provincial legislature and Ontario judges continued to change Ontario’s employment laws. These changes resulted in higher payroll costs and ... Read more

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Discuss estate planning during holiday get-togethers

By Matthias Duensing With the holidays fast approaching, families are no doubt planning their festivities. Having multiple generations under one roof is cause for joyous ... Read more

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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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