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Changes to Ontario, Canada's Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act Keep on Coming

On December 6, 2018, Bill 66,  Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018  (“Bill 66”), passed First Reading. 1  If Bill 66 is passed in its ... Read more

Ismail v. Fleming - the relevance and admissibility of collateral benefits to a plaintiff's motivation to work

Written By: Lindsay Charles and Nicole Fielding, Student-at-Law  Does receiving disability benefits indicate anything related to one’s motivation to return to ... Read more

Report on FOLA's November Plenary Now Available!

From November 7 th through November 9 th , 2018, Law Association Presidents, Law Association delegates and Law Association Library staff members in Waterloo, ON to attend ... Read more

The ten day notice under the Municipal Act

Written By: Nick Todorovic and Courtney Stewart, Student-at-Law It is the responsibility of municipalities, under the  Municipal Act, 2001 ,  to maintain ... Read more

Webinar: eDiscovery innovations roundtable

  NearZero Discovery will be part of a roundtable discussion next week, hosted by Venio Systems. We will be joining other Venio partners to discuss past eDiscovery ... Read more

Class actions against insurers for HST charges on accident benefits

Written By: Michael Warfe and Taraneh Etemadi, Student-at-Law  Six proposed class-action lawsuits were filed in court in Toronto on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. These ... Read more

Corporate records and family owned businesses

By  Daniel Thomson  in  Business Law   We often hear from clients: why do I need to worry about my corporate records?  I’m a ... Read more

What you need to know about becoming an authorized cannabis retailer in Ontario

By  Michelle Santarossa  in  Business Law   The following are some of the matters you need to consider and understand about licensing, ... Read more

Invest in legal intake professionals for the new year

2019 is right around the corner, and you know what they say—new year, new goals! As a lawyer, the New Year is a great time to take a hard look at your law firm’s ... Read more

Kids will be kids: contributory negligence and minors

Written By: Michael Warfe and Nicole Fielding, Student-at-Law  The phrase “kids will be kids” is often applicable when it comes to contributory negligence. ... Read more

Document communications and instructions for eDiscovery!

By Richard Wessel I had the honor of presenting at iTech 2018 in downtown Toronto on November 8, 2018; we put together a presentation called “eDiscovery for IT ... Read more

Ontario, Canada: Bill 47, Making Ontario Open for Business Act, receives royal assent

On November 21, 2018, Bill 47,  Making Ontario Open for Business Act , received Royal Assent, repealing a number of amendments made to Ontario labour and employment law. Bill ... Read more

Guide to hiring an answering service for attorneys

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again—not all call centers are created equal. If you are searching for a call center to handle your legal needs, know that ... Read more

When can children decide which parent to live with?

By Jordan McKie As a family law lawyer, I am frequently asked this question. The short answer is that children can make their own decisions about where they will reside once ... Read more

Potential immigration consequences for workers and investors in the Canadian cannabis industry

Canada legalized the recreational use of marijuana effective October 17, 2018. Although many American states have loosened their marijuana restrictions, including those on the ... Read more

Capture every lead with intake conversion experts

Businesses lose over  60 billion dollars a year  because of a common flaw: poor customer service. No matter what industry you're in, customer service is vital to ... Read more

Legal answering service & law firm efficiency

A  recent legal trends report  suggests the average lawyer earns only 1.6 hours in billable work each day—meaning they are only able to put a tiny fraction of ... Read more

FOLA wants to help find a solution to sustainable funding for PBO

At the end of October 2018, The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) became aware that Pro Bono Ontario (PBO) planned to close their courthouse law help centres in ... Read more

Where Ford government’s Bill 47, a.k.a. Bill 148 repeal, is taking us

By  Tara Vasdani  in  Article   Our associate,  Tara Vasdani , recently outlined the provincial government’s newly introduced ... Read more

Assignment agreements of purchase and sale: what you need to know

By  Tejpaul Grewal  in  Real Estate   Many would-be buyers of pre-construction properties are unable to get their hands on a new development ... Read more

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