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 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

Littler attorneys in Canada and Puerto Rico named to 2020 Best Lawyers™ list

(August 21, 2019) – Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, is pleased to announce that attorneys in its Canada and ... Read more

Toronto woman must pay damages to Celine, Givenchy, Dior, and Louis Vuitton in counterfeit sales case

By Sepideh Nassabi Natalie Mary Tobey sold counterfeit Celine, Givenchy, Dior, and Louis Vuitton merchandise through a retail business operating at various locations including a home on Old Yonge ... Read more

McLeish Orlando is excited to welcome three new associates to our team of lawyers

We are proud to announce that Nicole Fielding, Courtney Stewart, and Taraneh Etemadi have joined our team of lawyers. Nicole Fielding is a long standing member of McLeish ... Read more

Not your standard “standard-form” contract: The interpretation of contracts on appeal

By Marco P. Falco Standard-form contracts are ubiquitous. From insurance to real estate, template agreements are the most common form of contractual obligation between Canadian consumers and the ... Read more

Consent can’t be ‘frozen in time’ even if embryos can be, appeals court finds

By Adam Black Today’s modern family is a fascinating, complex and changing construct. As the way we form and grow a family evolves, the law must recognize and respond to the changes. That ... Read more

Second lottery for Ontario cannabis retail stores - What are the rules and strategies for success?

By Andrew Wilder, Matt Maurer On July 3, 2019, the Ontario Government announced that it was moving to the next phase of its plan to license cannabis retail stores within the province by adding 50 new stores ... Read more

Highest court in Canada says substance, not form, will determine independent contractor or employee status

By Rhonda Levy, George Vassos A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision considered whether a franchisee who entered into a franchise agreement with a franchisor was an employee or an independent ... Read more