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Summary judgment: fast tracking your wrongful dismissal lawsuit

By Bram Lecker and Kimberley Sebag As the old saying goes,  the wheels of justice turn slowly.  This has never rung truer than it does right now. Ontario’s ... Read more

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Am I separated from my spouse?

By Marcus Sixta One question that often arises is “am I separated?” On the face of it, this seems like a simple issue, but if you are living in the same home as ... Read more

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The benefits of seeking legal advice before selling your business

By Anton Katz If you are thinking about buying or selling a business, you undoubtedly have questioned whether you should structure that purchase or sale as a share purchase ... Read more

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What happens when divorced parents can’t agree?

By Andrew Feldstein In this case , the parties involved had a shared parenting arrangement for their four-year-old child. The judge ordered that the mother could make ... Read more

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WSIB and motor vehicles: when are employers protected?

By Dale Orlando  and Nicole Fielding The  Workplace Safety and Insurance Board  (WSIB) is an Ontario government agency. Employers contribute to a province-wide ... Read more

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Will cannabis criminal records be expunged after legalization?

By Joseph Neuberger Before Oct. 16, 2018, an adult possessing 30 grams of cannabis is breaking the law. If convicted of possession, that person will have a criminal record. ... Read more

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How does one get a divorce?

By Steven Benmor To get married in Ontario, the spouses attend City Hall and purchase a marriage certificate. However, in order to be divorced, the same two spouses need to ... Read more

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Finding suitable workplace accommodation is a two-way street

By Laura Williams Employers in Ontario are increasingly receiving accommodation requests based on employees’ childcare obligations. Many employees have children and ... Read more

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Limitation periods: how long do I have to begin a lawsuit?

By Anton Katz So you think you have a claim against another person or business for harm caused by their wrongdoing. What you may not know is that you have a limited amount of ... Read more

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When employers can require an IME as part of the duty to accommodate

By Amelia Phillips In this case , the applicant was superintendent of schools at a school board. He had worked at the board (and its predecessor) since 1975. In 2010, the ... Read more

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Are you ready to be a 21st century retiree?

By Ian Hull We’re almost 19 years into the new century, so it seems a little late to be talking about the “new” 21 st  century version of retirement. ... Read more

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How safe are trampoline parks in Canada?

By Jasmine Daya As temperatures fall and Ontarians begin to look for indoor activities, many are heading to indoor trampoline parks. There are over 1,000 trampoline parks ... Read more

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How can social media aid your life during a divorce?

By Angela Princewill Not everything about social media is negative. During a divorce, you can use it as a tool to help build yourself to get through this time. Read our post ... Read more

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Why you shouldn't listen to your elders

By Ryan Handlarski I don’t mean you shouldn’t listen to your elders ever, but when it comes to entrepreneurship, you should be very skeptical about the advice you ... Read more

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An employee is not entitled to retract an accepted resignation

By Laura Williams For employees who resign from their positions and whose resignation is accepted, the decision is final. In this case , the Ontario Superior Court of ... Read more

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Always scroll down: Dewhirst

By Kate Dewhirst The forward email function should be used very carefully. Here’s why … As a lawyer, I get forwarded a lot of emails by my clients. In ... Read more

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A benefit of working past 65: employee benefits must continue

By Doug MacLeod A recent human rights decision may result in Ontario employers paying higher premiums for group employee benefit plans. The employee was a secondary ... Read more

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Five tips on social media and the impact on your divorce

By Angela Princewill We are in the day and age where social media is being widely recognized in the court as a form of evidence. Whether it is your Facebook profile, your ... Read more

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Stiffer penalties for careless drivers in Ontario

By Jasmine Daya Careless driving is a serious problem on Ontario roadways. Unfortunately, not all motorists drive with caution. Some drive recklessly and this may lead to ... Read more

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Underreported income: the court’s power to impute

By Andrew Feldstein The parties were married for 20 years and shared four children. The father was an accountant and operated his own business. He held licenses to practice ... Read more

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