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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 1:58 PM

Overtime, stat holidays, other employment regs across Canada B&Wworkers3.jpg

This article is the third in a series in which we provide a general understanding of the laws and regulations that impact employment and labour in Canada. While every effort has been made to cover developments up to the date of publication, the current status of any legislation should be verified by counsel. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 11:36 AM

Where political parties stand on tax breaks, incentives — other major parties Federal Election 2019

Canada’s political parties are lining up to make impressive promises to voters and the area of tax is front and centre. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 10:43 AM

What’s missing in election ‘debate’ about immigration Federal Election 2019

During this federal election season, the main party leaders have provided scant details about their plans for immigration. However, a closer review of the official party platforms reveals some subtle differences between the parties in the perceived benefits of immigration and how these benefits accrue to the Canadian public.  ... [read more]

Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 10:57 AM

Increasing use of non-traditional legal services for family cases Woman on laptop with icons

In response to concerns about addressing access to family justice issues, a project has been launched in Ontario to increase the use of such unbundled legal services as limited scope retainers, legal coaching and privately paid duty counsel for family law disputes. ... [read more]

Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 10:35 AM

Legal operations: The hard work of selling change fish_jump_sm

The goal of legal operations is to run in-house legal teams like a business. What does that mean to you? ... [read more]

Friday, October 11, 2019 @ 9:17 AM

IP law and politics: Redemption of Nickelback from Trump ideathief

While we are in the midst of an election, it bears repeating that politicians are notorious for adopting campaign songs without appreciating that the performing artists have a say in preventing their music from being associated with political causes that they do not support.  ... [read more]

Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 2:18 PM

New Labour Code termination and non-standard employment provisions coming soon canadianflagandmoney

An unprecedented overhaul of the Canada Labour Code is being implemented just in time for the federal election campaign. However, the government’s rewrite of labour standards under Part III of the Code shows no sign of slowing after Canadians head to the polls on Oct. 21. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 11:23 AM

Legal guidance for doctors prescribing to non-patients and non-residents Hand writing prescription

As lawyers, it’s important to help physicians understand that if they are required to provide care to a non-resident during an emergency situation or when an unexpected condition develops after entry to Canada, they are exposed to a certain level of legal risks. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 9:30 AM

How major political parties address important issue of dementia electionflag

The federal election is only days away. As of Oct. 3, the latest Ipsos poll for Global News finds that health care is the most important issue for Canadians when they go into the ballot box. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 9:05 AM

Rules for running a startup in Ontario business_startup_sm

In recent years, Ontario has seen an increase in the number of startups run by very small teams. Since the businesses are small, the owner is often forced to handle various aspects such as finances, people management and marketing in order to get as much done with minimal resources. Unfortunately, many of these small business owners do not understand the legal implications caused by overlooking issues that seemed very minor at the initial stages. ... [read more]