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The ultimate 'selfie': video record your health care wishes

By Suzana Popovic-Montag In an ideal situation, if you suffer a health crisis, you’ll be able to communicate your health care preferences directly to your doctors or ... Read more

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A fixture, a trade fixture and why it matters in commercial leasing

By Inga Andriessen I am a commercial leasing nerd. Seriously. A case management master once referred to me by that description during a pre-trial. So, unless ... Read more

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Pay equity: addressing the gender wage gap

By Bram Lecker April 10, 2018, is Equal Pay Day in Ontario. It symbolizes the extra days women have to work into the new year to earn what men made the previous year. This ... Read more

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Pregnancy, parental, and maternity leave 101 (provincial)

By Nicole Simes We often receive calls from expecting parents asking about their rights to maternity leave or parental leave and benefits once their child arrives.  ... Read more

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Plain English in contracts — yes, we do that

By Inga Andriessen I started my career as a litigator and that remains about 70 per cent of my personal practice these days. Our firm employs other lawyers who do not ... Read more

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Is it time to reassess your answering service?

By Tom Ball Not all call centres are created equal. Here are four obvious signs the answering service you invested in might not be meeting all of your needs. 1. It ... Read more

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Court of Appeal affirms occupier’s liability

By Michael Lesage In Ontario, the occupier of property is under a statutory duty to: “take reasonable care in the circumstances to make their premises safe. The ... Read more

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Updating your will: Allinotte

By Michele Allinotte As an estate planning lawyer in Cornwall, Ont., I commonly see people who understand the importance of the initial estate planning, but then forget ... Read more

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Review of discipline decision not available where right of appeal exists

By Lonny Rosen  and  Elyse Sunshine   In this blog post, we summarize this case , a recent decision from the Ontario Divisional Court. Although the case ... Read more

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Support payments – understanding retroactive support

By Reesa Heft Whether you are the payor or recipient of support, it is important to first differentiate between retroactive support and arrears of support. For example, if ... Read more

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Cohabitation agreements and release of spousal support

By Andrew Feldstein In this case , the applicant wife is trying to overturn a cohabitation agreement that she and the respondent husband had signed prior to their 18-year ... Read more

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Every employer should use non-solicitation covenants – here’s why

By Stuart Rudner Is your business currently in a growth phase? Perhaps you’re trying to create as much transferable value as possible so you can one day exit. Or ... Read more

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Getting remarried? Three conversations to have before you say ‘I do’

By Michele Allinotte Wedding planning season is upon us. Many area couples are marrying late in life and might be trying their hand at love for the second or third ... Read more

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Can you be single so long that you become undateable?

By Leanne Townsend A friend of mine gave me a piece of dating advice a few years ago.  She said, “You need to meet a man when he is newly separated because once he ... Read more

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Payroll costs in Ontario are going up (again) on April 1

By Doug MacLeod If you use a temporary help agency or hire casual or part-time employees then you should read this article. Because starting next month there is a change ... Read more

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Family law and retirement - can I ever retire?

By Gene C. Colman There is a fair amount out there on the web about  spousal support  and retirement. My colleagues discuss the leading cases quite intelligently. I ... Read more

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How Google is getting your information, and what to do about it

By Ryan Duquette Recently, Fox News aired a video about how Google is tracking our every move. Since this video aired, we've had a number of inquiries asking how Google ... Read more

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Government introduces Bill 3, The Pay Transparency Act, 2018

By Laura Williams On Mar. 20, 2018, the Ontario government introduced Bill 3, the  Pay Transparency Act, 2018 , which establishes requirements relating to the ... Read more

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Employment contracts: ready, aim, fire at will

By Bram Lecker Employment contracts: does yours pass the Canadian “smell test”? Canadians and Americans may be culturally similar on some levels. However, in ... Read more

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Granting adjournments in family law arbitrations

By Lisa Gelman The Ontario Superior Court of Justice  recently dealt with  the interesting issue of what an arbitrator must consider when making a determination ... Read more

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