Senate report urges action on open banking

By Myron Mallia-Dare, Ben McLaughlin In June 2019, the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce (the “Committee”) released its report on open banking, entitled “Open Banking: What it ... Read more

Canada: Massive overhaul of the Canada Labour Code pending

By Rhonda Levy, George Vassos A massive overhaul of the Canada Labour Code (CLC) is pending, with significant amendments coming into force on September 1, 2019, just prior to the Canadian federal election in ... Read more

Littler Global Guide - Canada - Q2 2019

By Rhonda Levy, Monty Verlint Browse through brief employment and labor law updates from around the globe. Contact a Littler attorney for more information or view our global locations. VIEW ALL Q2 2019 GLOBAL ... Read more

Bikes, bumps and cookies – teaching your children about bicycle safety

By Salvatore Shaw, Ontario personal injury lawyer and Brandon Pedersen, summer student With another school year finished, children are now eager to get outside and enjoy the summer months. One of the many activities that children enjoy is riding their bicycle. There ... Read more

Top 5 mistakes that could hurt your personal injury claim

By William Harding, Ontario personal injury lawyer and Christina El-Azzi, summer student If you have suffered a serious injury through the negligence of others and are pursuing litigation, there are some important factors to keep in mind in order to ensure that your ... Read more

Why a limitation period might not run against multiple wrongdoers

By Marco Falco A considerable amount of ink has been spilled about section 5(1)(a)(iv) of Ontario’s Limitations Act, 2002 .... Read more

A reminder of the importance of reasonable foreseeability in negligence claims

By Joseph Cescon, Ontario personal injury lawyer, and Brandon Pedersen, summer student At law, certain relationships are recognized to give rise to a prima facie duty of care. It is a well-known fact and well-established point of law that a driver of a car who is ... Read more

Absent exceptional circumstances, 24 months is “high end” of reasonable notice award for certain managers & adverse unilateral changes to bonus plans must be communicated

Early this year, we wrote about Dawe v. Equitable Life Insurance Company , 2018 ONSC 3130, a case in which the Ontario Superior Court of Justice substantially ... Read more

Professional service employer’s use of different corporate structures in employment agreements does not negate uninterrupted service in the calculation of reasonable notice

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Theberge-Lindsay v. 3385022 Canada Inc. (Kutcher Dentistry Professional Corporation) , 2019 ONCA 469 (“ ... Read more

A marriage made in limitations heaven: Section 5(1)(a)(iv) strikes again

By Marco Falco There are at least two situations in Ontario where a limitation period can be postponed because the plaintiff’s lawsuit is not yet “appropriate”: (i) if the ... Read more

Does corporate successor liability apply in Canada?

By Marco Falco Few doctrines at common law evoke more trepidation for the buyers in an asset purchase agreement than the doctrine of corporate successor liability.An American principle, successor ... Read more

Adam Black speaks to the Law Times about a recent case that reiterates the importance of confidentiality

A recent case confirms the importance of confidentiality in settlements, including those achieved in mediation, whether or not the mediation contract contains a confidentiality ... Read more

Combatting cyber threats: CSE releases new baseline cybersecurity controls

By Lisa R. Lifshitz On April 5, 2019, the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security released the Baseline Cyber Security Controls for Small and Medium Organizations intended to assist small and medium ... Read more

Arbitrator reinstates nurse who misappropriated narcotics from patients for her own use and falsified records to cover it up

Earlier this year, a labour arbitrator rendered a decision in Regional Municipality of Waterloo (Sunnyside Home) v Ontario Nurse’s Association , 2019 CanLII 43 (ON ... Read more

Ontario, Canada: a tale of violence and harassment in the workplace and judicial sanctions for an employer that handled it poorly

As employment lawyers that represent management, we invariably counsel our clients that they must treat complaints of harassment in the workplace seriously, and take immediate ... Read more