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Latest chapter in employment law: probationary period termination

By Stuart Rudner and David Master In this edition of  The Latest Chapter , we discuss termination during the probationary period and the recent decision by the Ontario ... Read more

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Pitfalls of simply registering separation agreements

By Gene C. Colman I don't like separation agreements. Many would surely disagree. In my view, separation agreements are not always that easy to enforce. It is much better to ... Read more

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Prince estate deal with Universal nullified

By Charles Ticker Prince estate deal with Universal Music Group rescinded Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide has rescinded a $31 million dollar deal between ... Read more

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Employment Insurance? Laid off and wondering what to do?

By Bram Lecker and Jordan Reiner Your boss has just fired you. Shell shocked, you come home not knowing what to do. If your employer provided you with a bunch of papers when ... Read more

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The tricky business of deathbed estate planning

By Ian Hull It’s 8:30 am, you’ve just entered your office, and you get a call from the common-law spouse of one of your long-term clients. It’s bad news ... Read more

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Nurse fails to accept full responsibility for past misconduct

By Lonny Rosen   & Elyse Sunshine A nurse applied to the College of Nurses of Ontario (the College) for his revoked registration to be reinstated. Unfortunately, his ... Read more

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Independent legal advice – what is it and why have it?

By Inga Andriessen Ah, independent legal advice (ILA). That throwaway line in many agreements where people sign saying they have had an opportunity to have it, but have ... Read more

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Employer obligations: pregnancy and parental leaves

By Doug MacLeod We often get calls from employers asking about their rights and obligations toward employees seeking pregnancy and parental leaves. Applicable legislation ... Read more

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Supreme Court 'Equusteks' it to online trademark infringers

By John Simpson This post concerns one of the two recent landmark decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada concerning territorial commercial interests on the borderless ... Read more

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Elder abuse under the guise of a POA is all too common

By Lisa Laredo While awareness of elder abuse is on the rise, sadly, its prevalence is not falling. Spotting this kind of abuse is not all that easy though, because neglect ... Read more

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Defensive tactics to defend against an unsolicited take-over bid

By Cameron MacCarthy and Joe Rattan Recent changes  to Canadian securities laws (as of May 2016) have created longer time frames and higher tender bid thresholds, ... Read more

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Sunstroke prevention and treatment

By Joseph Cescon  and Monica Khosravi, summer student You’re soaking up the sun and playing your favourite outdoor sport on a hot afternoon in July. You start to ... Read more

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New evidence presented in Toronto police sexual assault trial

By Joseph Neuberger Sexual assault trials are high-stakes affairs for those on both sides of the allegation. These cases are notoriously complex, especially when substance ... Read more

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Latest Chapter in Employment Law: Bill 148, tort of harassment

By Natalie MacDonald and Geoffrey Lowe Bill 148 brings big and not so big changes to the  Employment Standards Act, 2000 In May, the Changing Workplaces ... Read more

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Workplace accommodation: miscarriage, pregnancy related illnesses

By Bram Lecker and Maria Esmatyar The Ontario Human Rights Code protects the disabled from discrimination and harassment at the work. If you become temporarily disabled due ... Read more

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Unjust dismissal under CLC covers dependent contractors

By Barry B. Fisher In an adjudication under Part III of the Canada Labour Code (CLC) (unreported decision dated April 9, 2017), Adjudicator Daniel Cameron had to determine ... Read more

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What not to do: legal PR lessons from the trenches

By Jana Schilder  Do you think that public relations practitioners working for police departments are as upfront as police officers? This question arises on the ... Read more

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Home insurance payouts for victims of domestic violence

By Lisa Gelman A recently introduced private members bill from Toronto MPP Mike Colle seeks to direct insurers to pay out claims for cases involving domestic violence. ... Read more

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Characterization of stay orders for the purposes of appeal

By Andrew Feldstein This recent decision from the Court of Appeal causes some confusion with respect to the characterization of stay orders for the purposes of appeal, and ... Read more

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Where is a trust resident?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag In this recent decision , the Ontario Superior Court considered the residence of two trusts, for the purpose of taxation. The court held that ... Read more

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