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Paper health records can cause serious privacy issues: report

By Kate Dewhirst A  new Canadian study  published in the American Medical Association journal  JAMA  found that hospitals have a serious issue when ... Read more

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So you’re applying for a ‘law job’

By Inga Andriessen Our firm is currently going through the second round of interviews for our junior litigator/solicitor position. As the position is a junior position, ... Read more

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What is the right legal entity for your business?

By Anton Katz Are you thinking of taking your business to the next level? Maybe you’ve been running it as a sole proprietor for a while now, and want to separate ... Read more

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The implications of a criminal record

By John Navarrete The concept of a criminal record can seem vague. From understanding the difference between a crime and a provincial offence to knowing who may access a ... Read more

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Update on proposed Divorce Act amendments

By Jennifer Samara Shuber On May 22, 2018, the federal Minister of Justice introduced Bill C-78, a bill that proposes to amend, among other legislation, the  Divorce Act ... Read more

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Reasons to write a power of attorney for personal care

By Lisa Laredo A power of attorney (POA) for personal care is a legal document that gives someone you trust the right to make medical decisions on your behalf, if and when ... Read more

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First families first: Heft

By Reesa Heft In this 2008 Ontario Court of Appeal case , the payor husband remarried and started a new family, arguing that the financial responsibility for his new family ... Read more

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What are your rights when you are detained or arrested

By Joseph Neuberger Whatever the circumstances, being arrested or detained by the police is stressful. Regardless of what lead to the situation that resulted in the arrest, ... Read more

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Goals at examinations for discovery

By John McLeish and Joe Gaynor Examination for discovery is one of the most important steps in the litigation process. Examination for discovery allows a party in a civil ... Read more

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Common law spouses and claims for constructive trust

By Lisa Gelman The  Ontario Court of Appeal  recently grappled with the important question of when a common-law partner’s claim for a constructive trust ... Read more

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Overcoming small law firm challenges — Part 2

By Tom Ball Recently, we gave you some tips on how to successfully acquire new client business for your small law firm by integrating technology and your own personal touch. ... Read more

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Court sets out four elements to set aside a release

By Barry B. Fisher In this matter , the judge had a case where a manager sought to set aside a release that she had signed upon being terminated with allegations of just ... Read more

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No material change: court dismisses motion to reinstate access

By Andrew Feldstein This motion was brought by a father who sought to reinstate access to his eight-year-old son, who he had not seen in six years. The father also sought ... Read more

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Bill 3, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018 passes into law

By Laura Williams Bill 3, the  Pay Transparency Act, 2018  (the Act), has completed the Ontario legislative process and will receive Royal Assent and become ... Read more

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Looking to revoke an employee’s work from home agreement?

By Stuart Rudner   As technology advances, many companies are open to giving their employees the flexibility to work from home. But what happens when you want to start ... Read more

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Pot talk: coverage for medical cannabis is here

By Suzana Popovic-Montag Unless there’s an unexpected shift or delay by our government, the  Cannabis Act  will make the use of cannabis for recreational ... Read more

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Successor employers: your company has changed hands

By Bram Lecker  and Simon Pelsmakher What happens to your employment after your company changes ownership? The new owners are called successor employers and ... Read more

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Should I have a business lawyer litigate my commercial dispute?

By Anton Katz Small business owners are often balancing competing demands and interests, and trying to be as cost-efficient as possible when doing so. It’s no ... Read more

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The latest on the legality of random drug and alcohol testing

By Doug MacLeod In 2013, the issue of whether an employer can unilaterally implement random drug testing was addressed by the  Supreme Court of Canada . Bottom ... Read more

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Can child support arrears be cancelled? - an update

By Gene C. Colman I wrote the article that you will see  below  (well at the bottom of this page) in early 1997. That's 21 years ago! While there have certainly ... Read more

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