Tax compliance crucial for online businesses selling into U.S.

For Canadian-based entrepreneurs who sell goods or services into the U.S. market, tax must be paid to an applicable tax authority on income earned online — and to avoid the risk of double taxation, you must comply with both U.S. and Canadian tax laws and have the proper business structure within which you are operating, says Oakville-based U.S. tax attorney (NY, DC) Alexey Manasuev. Read more

Culture of Complacency positively rocks courthouse

London criminal lawyer Carolynn Conron says advocating for people doesn’t stop when court ends — she is also passionate about charitable work and helping others in her community. Read more

Case offers clarity to question of duty to mitigate: Fisher

Employees who have lousy jobs are obligated to look for similar gigs if they’re terminated, rather than take a package and be retrained at their former employer’s expense, says Toronto employment lawyer Barry Fisher. Read more

Changes aimed at fighting money laundering raise privacy concerns

A number of newly proposed measures aimed at combating money laundering in British Columbia’s real estate sector will likely create a huge burden as well as an invasion of privacy for a large number of property owners, says Vancouver corporate lawyer Jonathan Reilly. Read more

Cohen to lead Fertility Matters Canada advocacy group

Toronto fertility lawyer Sara Cohen has been named president of Canada’s leading fertility advocacy organization. Read more

Harassment suspicion should trigger workplace investigation

Employers have an absolute duty to conduct fair and thorough workplace investigations, even in the absence of a formal complaint, says Toronto employment lawyer and mediator Stuart Rudner. Read more

Long summer break can make for tricky access negotiations

The length of the school summer break can make it a sticking point between parents negotiating visitation agreements following a separation, says Markham family law lawyer Andrew Feldstein. Read more

How safety records for commercial vehicle operators are calculated

In part one of a two-part series on the Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR), Toronto licensing and compliance lawyer Anar Dewshi lays out the requirements for compliance. Read more

Valuation clause important part of shareholders' agreement

A shareholders' agreement that doesn’t contain a valuation clause could create uncertainty and even animosity among parties if an evaluation of shares is required later on, Toronto business lawyer Anton Katz tells Read more

Gun debate typifies historic tension between freedom, safety

Handgun bans infringe on the civil liberties of law-abiding citizens while doing nothing to prevent violent, predatory crime, says Calgary criminal lawyer Greg Dunn. Read more

Are you entitled to some of your ex's pay raise?

If an ex-spouse paying support receives a substantial increase in income, that person may have to bump up support payments, especially if there are dependents involved, says Toronto-area family lawyer Reesa Heft. Read more

Substance over style: Golden not your typical litigator

Toronto health lawyer David Golden is the antithesis of a stereotypical litigator — more like a surgeon, cutting quickly and precisely to the heart of the matter than the flamboyant portrayal seen on legal TV shows. Read more

Protect your reputation when facing misconduct charges: Ovsyannikov

Investigations into professional misconduct can be resolved quickly, and often without charges when the individual seeks legal counsel at the earliest possible opportunity, says Vaughan employment lawyer Dennis Ovsyannikov. Read more

Don't put off naming a legal guardian: Allinotte

In the first instalment of a two-part series, Cornwall wills and estates lawyer Michele Allinotte discusses issues that can arise when naming a legal guardian . Read more

Mounting cost of expert evidence an access-to-justice issue

Despite ongoing concerns over the cost and reliability of expert evidence, its use has become a routine aspect of family law litigation, says Toronto family lawyer Gary Joseph . Read more

‘Gotcha’ cellphone recordings rarely admitted in divorce cases

Judges are usually reluctant to admit cellphone evidence collected by a spouse to boost their divorce case against an ex-partner, says Toronto family lawyer Lisa Gelman. Read more

Equal shared parenting could reduce family litigation

Making equal-shared parenting (ESP) the default position in custody disputes could help reduce the burden on Ontario’s family court, says Toronto family lawyer Erin Simpson. Read more

Be careful what you post online: Mahabir

If you are posting an online review be sure your opinion is supported by fact and not just based on emotion, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Jessica Mahabir. Read more

Canadian case provides valuable lessons for crypto users

While cryptocurrency exchanges may not be the Wild West they once were, consumers are still advised to venture carefully into online currency territory, says London, Ont. cybersecurity lawyer Peter Dillon. Read more

Rape shield amendments interfere with access to justice

A recent case illustrates how amendments to the rape shield provisions of the Criminal Code have “thrown criminal litigation into insane disarray,” says Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger. Read more