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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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One notwithstanding, please: Strigberger

By Marcel Strigberger We have enjoyed an interesting few days in Ontario, notwithstanding. As Oliver Twist said, "I would like some more, please."  ... Read more

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Privacy expectations and the ‘electronic conversation’

By Jessica Zita What happens to your texts once sent? Are they yours? Do you have a right to them? The Supreme Court’s recent decision in this case  says yes, ... Read more

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Staying on LTD after termination can be evidence of frustration

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , Pollak J. had a situation where a 10-year employee went on STD and then LTD in 2012. In 2014, the insurer found that the employee was ... Read more

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Want to know what a ransomware attack sounds like in healthcare?

By Kate Dewhirst According to a  CBC report  published recently, a home medical services company was recently hacked and tens of thousands of health records for ... Read more

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Will police test you for drug-impaired driving?

By Joseph Neuberger Soon, you may be asking “What is my nanogram count?” if you decide to drive after using cannabis. In June 2018, the federal government ... Read more

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Always forward, never straight

By Inga Andriessen The title of today’s blog is attributed to many people, so I’m not sure who to actually credit for it. I personally learned of it recently ... Read more

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Am I your biological father? Paternity tests and child support

By Lisa Gelman An Ontario court recently considered an  interesting case  where the man sought an order directing the child to submit to a paternity test. ... Read more

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What happens to a shareholder’s shares if they die?

By Anton Katz The death of a shareholder does not prevent the continued operation of the corporation, but what happens to the shareholder’s shares? To find out what ... Read more

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Court of Appeal upholds $200,000 damage award in sexual assault case

By Kathryn Marshall In  this case , the Court of Appeal upheld a damage award of $200,000 (generals $175,000 and punitive damages of $25,000). The plaintiff was ... Read more

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‘How much does a criminal lawyer make?’

By Ryan Handlarski I get asked this question a lot and before I answer, I need to know what you are thinking in asking it. Most people that ask this question are making a ... Read more

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My son the gondolier: Strigberger

By Marcel Strigberger My wife and I visited Venice not long ago. It was a fine summer evening, and we decided to do what comes naturally in this charming city, namely, ... Read more

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Important steps to take after a slip and fall

By John McLeish  and Courtney Stewart You have been injured after a slip and fall – now what? If you have slipped and fallen on someone else’s property ... Read more

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Part-time employees must be paid at same rate as full-time workers

By Amelia Phillips Formerly, the  Employment Standards Act , 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 41 (the ESA) did not require an employer to compensate a part-time, temporary, casual or ... Read more

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