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Domestic violence and the workplace

By Heather Hettiarachchi Few would pause to consider that domestic violence (DV) and the workplace could be connected in some way and that DV can have an impact on the ... Read more

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Hospital boards and professional staff credentialing

By Kate Dewhirst As you may know, the Auditor General released a report criticizing the  Public Hospitals Act  professional staff appointment appeals process for ... Read more

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Muhammad Ali estate dispute brewing

By Charles Ticker After Muhammad Ali passed away on June 3, 2016, several news sources reported that his estate may become the subject of a dispute. Although few details have ... Read more

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The dark side of lawyer social media

By Samantha Collier As you know, I like to go against the grain in the social media for law firms realm. I’m taking my advice and blogging about something that nobody ... Read more

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Motorcycle safety series: tips for new riders

By Alison Burrison  and Nicole Fielding, summer student With summer nearly upon us, many people may be looking for new ways to enjoy the increasingly warm weather. ... Read more

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Seven 'aha' marketing moments for lawyers and law firms

By Jana Schilder 1. Are you a B2C law firm or a B2B law firm? Business to consumer (B2C) law firms include: personal injury law, wills and estates, residential real ... Read more

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Health professionals should take own notes with challenging patients

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine This matter  before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (the Board) provides guidance on when a health ... Read more

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Changes to parental leave: what you need to know

By Nicole Simes Background Congratulations, you’re planning a family! If you or your partner is pregnant, or you are thinking about becoming a parent, you are ... Read more

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Promoting marijuana under the proposed Cannabis Act

By Peter Murphy It's rare for an entirely new market to open for business in Canada. So it's no surprise the government's plan for legalizing recreational cannabis has ... Read more

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Terminated while on probation

By Christopher Achkar What are probationary periods? Probation is a period within which an employee is tested by the employer to determine his or her suitability for ... Read more

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Ask a lawyer: do employees have to sign non-compete agreements?

By Timothy N. Sullivan Employees may be required to sign an employment contract as a term of employment. Typical employment agreements include the employee’s start ... Read more

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Business planning for when you no longer are running it

By Inga Andriessen One of the best reasons to incorporate is so that your business becomes an asset that you can transfer to the next generation. A well-organized ... Read more

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Wealth management insights

By Dennis Nerland Wealth is not finite. That implies it can be created. There are three generally accepted, primary methods by which to create wealth. These are: 1) ... Read more

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Costly lessons in buying a new home

By Matthias Duensing It’s a seller’s market in and around Toronto. Buyers frequently make one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives within ... Read more

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Workplace manslaughter charge going to trial

By Norm Keith and Shane Todd The Quebec Superior Court recently released a decision with broad implications for corporate employers, owners, managers and supervisors across ... Read more

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Spousal sponsorship conditions removed

By Angela Princewill As of April 28, 2017, the condition that forced couples to live together for two years to maintain their permanent residency was removed. What was ... Read more

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Employee who went to welder school failed to mitigate

By Barry B. Fisher In Benjamin v. Cascades Canada ULC (2017 ONSC 2583) Justice Glustein was faced with assessing the correct notice period for an unskilled general labourer ... Read more

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Signed, sealed, delivered, job’s yours

By Mitchell Rose “Like a fool I went and wrote it wrong, Now I’m wondering if the offer’s strong…” With due respect to Stevie Wonder, ... Read more

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B.C. provincial elections – employer obligations

By Heather Hettiarachchi With British Columbia’s provincial election scheduled to take place on May 9, 2017, it is a good time to remind employers of their obligations ... Read more

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Discoverability and professional relationships

By Michael Lesage Recently in Presidential MSH Corporation v. Marr Foster & Co . LLP, 2017 ONCA 325, the Court of Appeal again addressed the discoverability ... Read more

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