Opinion

NEW Should you track your children electronically?

By Andrew Feldstein Electronic surveillance is easily one of the biggest changes to parenting in the last decade. Today we can watch our kids with nanny cams, track their location with GPS watches and scan through their text messages and browser histories using a variety of spyware. Read more

NEW What does the OBCA say about your minute book?

By Anton Katz Your business must keep a minute book if it is incorporated. It’s not only good business practice, it’s also a legal obligation. Read more

Boating accident serves as a reminder

By Jasmine Daya Canada has more lakes than any other country in the world and more than the rest of the world combined. As Canadians, we enjoy participating in various water sports and boating activities especially during the summer months that always seem to breeze by far too fast. Read more

OCA finally sets limits on reasonable notice

By Barry B. Fisher In this case, the Ontario Court of Appeal struck down a 30 month notice period and reduced it to 24 months. Read more

Ontario labour laws advanced by U.S. company

By Bram Lecker and Simon Pelsmakher Ontario labour laws evolve by nature. Decisions rendered by courts set precedents and add to a jurisprudence that primarily remains pro-employee. Read more

Understanding support payments when the payor’s income is irregular

By Deepa Tailor During a marital separation (divorce), it is just normal that the parent who doesn’t have custody of the child pay a certain amount of money to the spouse and kid(s) to help support their monthly upkeep. Read more

Utilizing the cloud in your law practice

By Erica Birstler Whether your firm is already using cloud applications or considering implementing them, there are some important considerations when it comes to using cloud-based systems. Read more

Child access in family law

By Usman Sadiq People often confuse the concepts of custody, access, and primary residence. Custody refers to decision-making authority when it comes to important decisions about a child’s education, health, and religion. Read more

Monitoring employees on social media

By Christopher Achkar While the internet arguably brings people together, monitoring employees on social media presents new challenges for employers, as online platforms open new avenues for workplace harassment. Read more

Protect yourself from investment fraud with these four tips

By Dave Oswald Investment fraud is easier to recognize when you know what it looks like. To protect your money and achieve your financial goals, it’s important to stay ahead of scammers. Read more

What your children need to hear about your divorce

By Steven Benmor Telling your kids about how babies are born or why bad things happen to good people is hard. Telling them why you are leaving their mother or father is harder. Read more

When does hiring the 'right person' lead to potential discrimination?

By Stuart Rudner When companies overlook an over-qualified visible minority for one that’s the “right fit,” it can lead to potential discrimination. Read more

Winehouse estate battle

By Charles Ticker According to a recent online story, Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband has reportedly filed a $1.6 million claim against the late singer’s estate. Read more

Squash or breakdancing at the Olympics – which would you choose?

By Ian Hull The Olympics seemed a lot simpler when Montreal hosted the summer games in 1976. Yes, there were some bizarre sports that seemed better suited to ancient Greece (hammer throw anyone?). Read more

Are executives entitled to variable compensation after being terminated?

By Doug MacLeod This blog reviews a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision that considered whether or not an employer can discontinue a variable compensation plan that accounts for about 50 per cent of an executive’s total compensation. Read more

How changes to the Criminal Code may affect your sex assault trial

By Joseph Neuberger If you have been charged with sexual assault, it is of the utmost importance that you and your lawyer lay out a coherent defence theory and obtain all necessary evidence to marshal your defence. Read more

Can an employer suspend an employee accused of workplace harassment?

By Laura Williams In the era of #metoo and #timesup, workplace harassment has become a hot-button issue for employers. Read more

Are paper health records dangerous?

By Kate Dewhirst While we live in a highly digitized world, we still rely a lot on paper in healthcare. As we move towards even more integrated care, the reliance on and existence of paper health records will be a challenge to overcome. Read more

The future of cars – hello hydrogen fuel cell

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Cars have never been a huge focus for me (more of a necessity than a passion) but, at my husband’s insistence, we do go to the Canadian Auto Show in Toronto every four or five years to look at the new models and think through possible future purchases. Read more

Multiple sclerosis causes disability for many Canadians

By Nainesh Kotak Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological disease affecting the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. Read more