Opinion

Understanding support payments when the payor’s income is irregular

By Deepa Tailor During a marital separation (divorce), it is just normal that the parent who doesn’t have custody of the child pay a certain amount of money to the spouse and kid(s) to help support their monthly upkeep. Read more

Utilizing the cloud in your law practice

By Erica Birstler Whether your firm is already using cloud applications or considering implementing them, there are some important considerations when it comes to using cloud-based systems. Read more

Child access in family law

By Usman Sadiq People often confuse the concepts of custody, access, and primary residence. Custody refers to decision-making authority when it comes to important decisions about a child’s education, health, and religion. Read more

Monitoring employees on social media

By Christopher Achkar While the internet arguably brings people together, monitoring employees on social media presents new challenges for employers, as online platforms open new avenues for workplace harassment. Read more

Protect yourself from investment fraud with these four tips

By Dave Oswald Investment fraud is easier to recognize when you know what it looks like. To protect your money and achieve your financial goals, it’s important to stay ahead of scammers. Read more

What your children need to hear about your divorce

By Steven Benmor Telling your kids about how babies are born or why bad things happen to good people is hard. Telling them why you are leaving their mother or father is harder. Read more

When does hiring the 'right person' lead to potential discrimination?

By Stuart Rudner When companies overlook an over-qualified visible minority for one that’s the “right fit,” it can lead to potential discrimination. Read more

Winehouse estate battle

By Charles Ticker According to a recent online story, Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband has reportedly filed a $1.6 million claim against the late singer’s estate. Read more

Squash or breakdancing at the Olympics – which would you choose?

By Ian Hull The Olympics seemed a lot simpler when Montreal hosted the summer games in 1976. Yes, there were some bizarre sports that seemed better suited to ancient Greece (hammer throw anyone?). Read more

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

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

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

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