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Jennifer Katz posts "Quebec’s Ban on At-Home Cultivation Ruled Unconstitutional" on Canada Cannabis Legal

By Jennifer Katz On September 3, 2019, the Quebec Superior Court (QSC) ruled that the Quebec government’s laws banning the possession and cultivation of cannabis plants for personal use were ... Read more

Meet impaired driving experts at TLA

Despite years of public attention and education, the tragic toll from criminal driving offences remains ever present. From a legal perspective, few would suggest that the old ... Read more

Linda Godel to speak at the OBA Charity and Not-for-Profit Law Program September 17th

Deepen your knowledge regarding the fundamentals of lobbying and political activity in light of the new rules that have come into effect, and the upcoming federal election. Expert ... Read more

Lisa R. Lifshitz to speak at the ISMG Cybersecurity Summit: Toronto

Lisa R. Lifshitz, chair of our Emerging Technology, and Technology, Privacy and Data Management Groups, will be speaking on "Cloud 3.0 - Best Practices for Privacy and Security" at ... Read more

Bill C-78 – The long-awaited overhaul of the federal Divorce Act

By Justyna A. Waxman Overview Bill C-78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to ... Read more

Torkin Manes shortlisted by Chambers Canada for the 2019 Regional Law Firm of the Year Award

Torkin Manes is honoured to be shortlisted by Chambers & Partners in the category of Regional Law Firm of the Year for the 2019 Chambers Canada Awards. These awards are based ... Read more

Federally regulated employees can make unjust dismissal complaints even after signing releases and settlement agreements

By Rhonda Levy, Barry Kuretzky, Will McMillan The Federal Court of Canada recently confirmed in Bank of Montreal v. Li, 2018 FC 1298 CanLII (Bank of Montreal), that an employee’s signed release and settlement agreement ... Read more

What is an employee’s entitlement to incentive plan compensation during the notice period?

By Rhonda Levy, Monty Verlint In Manastersky v. Royal Bank of Canada, 2019 ONCA 609, the Ontario Court of Appeal (“OCA”) considered the important question of whether a terminated employee is ... Read more

Ontario, Canada may soon see regulations addressing temporary help agencies' liability for workplace injuries

By David J. Master In 2017, Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, significantly amended the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”), the Ontario Labour Relations Act, ... Read more

Mandatory policies, training and postings — are you in compliance?

By Rhonda Levy, George Vassos Employers with employees in Ontario often ask about legislative requirements under various employment statutes, including mandatory policies, training and postings under the ... Read more

Employers can’t require applicants to be permanently eligible to work

By Yusra Siddiquee, David Master In a recent decision still reverberating with Canadian employers, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) struck down an employer's practice of requiring job applicants to be ... Read more

TLA helps licensing candidates/articling students get ready for articling

Articling is the final component of a formal legal education, and the seed of a young lawyer’s career. While there is no list of “things to do before the start of ... Read more

Announcing the 2019-2020 Halton open Bar "live" education series

By Katie W. Robinette The Halton County Law Association (in conjunction with the Milton Family Courts) has announced their Continuing Legal Education 2019-2020 Upcoming Programs. Kicking off the ... Read more

When is the driver of a car considered not to be in possession of their own vehicle?

By Irvin Schein Written by litigator and mediator Irvin Schein and originally published at irvinschein.com In the recent Court of Appeal decision in McKay v. Park, Hnatiuk and TD Home and Auto ... Read more

PSA: 5 things you should not do when using metal straws

By Joseph Cescon, Ontario personal injury lawyer, and Ryan Marinacci, summer student You’ve no doubt seen the heart-wrenching video of the sea turtle with a straw up its nose that is arguably more challenging to watch than Sarah McLachlan’s ... Read more