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What is a minute book?

By Anton Katz If you have incorporated or are preparing to do so, you have probably heard that you will need to maintain and keep all your corporate documents, but what does ... Read more

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A hippie commune for seniors?

By Ian Hull Is it possible for today’s seniors to return to their hippie past? For some, plans are in the works. Youth of the 1960s were a powerful social force that ... Read more

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Unpaid suspensions: clarification on the law

By Laura Williams A recent decision from the Ontario Court of Appeal has refined the law on administrative suspensions and, particularly, when such a suspension constitutes a ... Read more

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If you’re happy and you know it, don’t clap your hands

By Marcel Strigberger Here is the latest on what some of the scholars of higher learning on campus are up to. No this isn’t Berkley; it’s England. ... Read more

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Canada Pension Plan vs. long-term disability benefits

By Nainesh Kotak There are several types of financial aid that may be available to you if you become disabled due to illness or injury and are unable to work. The two ... Read more

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Parents’ down payment gifts and divorcing children

By Marcus Sixta The gifting of down payments by parents to their children is on the rise as home ownership becomes increasingly unattainable in many Canadian cities. In fact, ... Read more

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Age discrimination: cutting off benefits at 65

By Bram Lecker  and Kimberley Sebag When the new millennium arrived, the Ontario government was put on notice, like many others across the western world. A massive ... Read more

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New snooping case for health privacy

By Kate Dewhirst Decision 74  recently released by the Information and Privacy Commissioner is another snooping case. My summary of all the IPC decisions is ... Read more

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Providing eldercare? Have an estate discussion

By Suzana Popovic-Montag We’ve seen it too many times in our estate litigation practice. An adult child moves in with an elderly parent and looks after them in the ... Read more

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The cost of being your own lawyer

By Inga Andriessen Some blog topics come up over and over again on our site. It’s not because we’ve run out of ideas – believe me we have ideas. ... Read more

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The riveting conclusion to ‘should mediators work on contingency?’

By Mitchell Rose Welcome to the riveting conclusion of last week’s post, entitled  should mediators work on contingency?  I appreciate the ... Read more

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Self-employment income in the context of child support

By Lisa Gelman In a  recent decision , the Ontario Superior Court addressed whether a husband’s expenses from self-employment could be deducted from his gross ... Read more

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Safer streets: where are we now?

By Patrick Brown  and Nicole Fielding As we enter the final quarter of 2018, it is a good time to reflect on all that has happened this year, and all that remains to be ... Read more

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Beware the scope of the CFTA

By Michael Gleeson If your organization is a broader public sector organization that is subject to the procurement requirements of the Broader Public Sector Procurement ... Read more

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How much is my Ontario long-term disability claim worth?

By Michael Lesage The monetary value of a long-term disability claim depends upon a number of factors. The initial factor of course is whether you can prove you are entitled ... Read more

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The disclosure obligations of third parties

By Andrew Feldstein In this case, the wife brought a motion for financial disclosure of a company owned by her husband’s parents and an order that the husband’s ... Read more

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So you’ve decided to separate from your spouse

By Steven Benmor In the process of divorce, there are things you just cannot do that your family lawyer can. The first and the most important duty of a family ... Read more

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Key points for employers about condonation

By Arthur Zeilikman Employers do not have to provide notice of termination or pay in lieu thereof if there was “just cause” to terminate the employee. Just ... Read more

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Employment law update: mid-year report

By Doug MacLeod In this blog, as we enter the dog days of summer, I will review five current trends and developments in Ontario’s employment laws. 1. A new ... Read more

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Dismissal for violation of attendance policy ruled not discriminatory

By Laura Williams As most employers know, the Ontario  Human Rights Code  (the Code) prohibits employers from discriminating against any person with respect to ... Read more

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