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Occupational injuries and long-term disability

By David Hollingsworth Many employers provide group benefits packages to their employees, including long-term disability (LTD) benefits. In addition, some employers also have ... Read more

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Pay Transparency Act delayed indefinitely

By Laura Williams On the heels of the major set of employment law changes introduced by  Bill 47 , the Ontario government recently passed Bill 57, the  ... Read more

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Using digital forensics when onboarding new employees

By Tyler Hatch So you’re ready to make an offer of employment to your company’s next great employee or executive. The candidate looks amazing on paper and shined ... Read more

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Bankruptcy: not a tool for avoiding costs incurred in family law

By Timothy N. Sullivan Family lawyers see this kind of situation all too often: a protracted custody and access battle between divorcing parents goes on far longer than ... Read more

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A non-Christmas story: Strigberger

By Marcel Strigberger An elementary school principal in Omaha, Nebraska was put on administrative leave for banning candy canes in her school. This, of course, she did ... Read more

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How important are the deadlines in your severance package?

By Doug MacLeod You are terminated from your job and your employer offers you a severance package. They give you one week to sign the offer and ask that you sign a full ... Read more

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Democratizing health information

By Kate Dewhirst That sounds lofty, doesn’t it? There is an important movement afoot in health care where recipients of health care services get better, faster, and ... Read more

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If it looks like a franchise, it’s a franchise

By Peter Dillon for AdvocateDaily.com In another decision in the line of “accidental franchisor” cases, Justice Mary E. Vallee, of the Ontario ... Read more

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Does Christmas cause divorce?

By Steven Benmor Statistics on divorce regularly reveal a spike in the number of people separating in the month of January, right after the Christmas break. So what ... Read more

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When your ex schedules the kids’ activities on your parenting time

By Steven Benmor During marriage, there is no divided parenting time. The children’s lives are a subset of the family life. Meal times, school, weekends and holidays ... Read more

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Medical marijuana and workplace intoxication

By Bram Lecker and Jordan Reiner  Marijuana is now legal in Canada. As planned, Bill C-45 (The Cannabis Act ) became law on October 17, 2018. And with it, Canadian ... Read more

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Testing the waters of s. 72(1)(d) of the Succession Law Reform Act

By David M. Smith and Nick Esterbauer Many of our readers will be aware that on an application for dependant’s support under Part V of Ontario’s  ... Read more

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Warning signs – will your family fight over your estate?

By Suzana Popovic-Montag No one can predict the future with 100 per cent certainty – but we all have the ability to “read some signs” to make educated ... Read more

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What are valid grounds for annulment?

By Andrew Feldstein In this case , the parties married on Aug. 16, 2016, but never lived together. The applicant brought an application for annulment on April 26, 2018, ... Read more

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Theft of intellectual property in the workplace

By Tyler Hatch Recent surveys suggest that half of employees admit to stealing intellectual property (IP) from their company when they are fired. Their reasons appeared to ... Read more

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Choose the right executor for your estate

By Lisa Laredo One of the many important decisions you need to make when  making a will  is choosing an executor for your estate. This is the person who will wind ... Read more

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Backing out of an Ontario Agreement of Purchase and Sale

By Michael Lesage Two recent Superior Court decisions should serve as a reminder that backing out of a signed (and enforceable, which is not always the case) Agreement ... Read more

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Once resignation accepted by employer, employee cannot resile

By Barry B. Fisher In this case , the judge had a situation where an employee gave her employer four months’ notice of her resignation because she did not want to be ... Read more

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Unfounded allegations against dismissed employees can be costly

By Laura Williams Dismissing an employee from their position can be one of the most challenging aspects of workplace management faced by employers. When an employer ... Read more

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Brain injury among the most catastrophic car accident injuries

By Nainesh Kotak Acquired brain injury refers to a brain injury sustained after birth. More than 1.5 million Canadians currently live with acquired brain injury. ... Read more

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