Opinion

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

How can I protect my client’s data in the cloud?

By Erica Birstler The cloud offers an effective way to store large amounts of information, improve mobile access, reduce storage costs of paper documents, and provide scalability. Read more

Court orders spouse to pay advance of fees to fund litigation

By Lisa Gelman In a recent decision, an Ontario court considered one spouse’s plea for an order of interim costs and disbursements to cover the expenses of carrying on the parties’ litigation. Read more

When can children decide which parent to live with in Ontario?

By Andrew Feldstein Many children and parents often wonder at what age a child can decide their own custody/living arrangements. Read more

Back to school, back to business

By Inga Andriessen Ah, the day after Labour Day. It used to mean new teachers and new school supplies, but these days, as a business lawyer, it means our clients are now focussing on their business and finally getting back to the things we recommended they do back in June. Read more

Independent legal advice (ILA)

By Usman Sadiq Independent legal advice (ILA) in family law matters refers to the legal advice a party receives from their own lawyer. Read more

Effects of Registered Retirement Savings Plan at divorce

By Deepa Tailor A Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), or just Retirement Savings Plan (RSP), is a kind of Canadian account for keeping savings and investment assets, introduced in the late 1950s to encourage savings for retirement by employees and self-employed people. Read more

No criminal cannabis impaired charges laid in B.C. since legalization?

By Sarah Leamon It’s been nearly a year since cannabis was legalized, but there have been zero – count that, zero – cannabis-related driving offences laid under our new criminal law…in B.C. at least. Read more

Taking the stress away from back to school time

By Angela Princewill It’s that time of the year again, and for some, this may be a first. The school year is fast approaching and for newly separated parents this can be an overwhelming and stressful time. Read more

Wills, succession, estate planning?

By Matthias Duensing Is it inadvisable to write my own will? Do I really need a lawyer to plan affairs relating to my estate? These are questions I get asked all the time. Read more

Changes to the Canada Labour Code happening Sept. 1

By Doug MacLeod Federally regulated employers should be aware that various changes to the Canada Labour Code are set to be in place as of September 1, 2019. Read more

The admissibility of surveillance at trial

By Patrick Brown and Brock Turville In personal injury trials, defence counsel commonly uses video surveillance to bring the severity or existence of the plaintiff’s injuries into question. Read more

Who cares what works for others: what works for you?

By Inga Andriessen It’s the last week of August and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one whose news feed is being hit with news feeds about work/life balance these days. Read more

Tips on appealing disability claim denial

By Nainesh Kotak You cannot work due to injury or illness. You let your employer know and then complete an application and submit it to your disability insurance company. Read more

Why corporations cannot ignore the Forfeited Corporate Property Act

By Anton Katz The Forfeited Corporate Property law affects all corporations in Ontario. What does it mean for your corporation’s operation and finances? Read more