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Tuesday, August 28, 2018 @ 9:27 AM

Decision highlights considerations when choosing assessment date to quantify losses manwithscope_sm.jpg

A decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal in Rougemount Capital Inc. v. Computer Associates International Inc. (2016) ONCA 847 sheds light on some thorny issues around the choice of an assessment date when quantifying losses. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 @ 9:09 AM

Cross-border estate administration: U.S. beneficiaries americanflag_stamp_sm

An Ontario estate with U.S. connections can face complications due to the presence of any of the following: the deceased was a U.S. person (defined below); one or more beneficiaries are U.S. persons; or the deceased owned U.S.- situs assets. ... [read more]

Monday, August 27, 2018 @ 12:35 PM

Specialist vs. generalist: Profiling the modern lawyer multitaskingwoman_sm.jpg

Are you better off advancing your career as a specialist or as a generalist? Studies on this topic have traditionally produced mixed reviews. ... [read more]

Monday, August 27, 2018 @ 9:23 AM

When it comes to the duty to accommodate, size doesn’t matter wheelchair_ramp_sm

The rights of persons with disabilities in Canada are protected under various human rights legislations, both provincially and federally. Provincial human rights codes apply to provincial agencies not regulated by the federal government, and also to private businesses, organizations and individuals. But to what extent does the duty to accommodate for housing extend to limited housing units, such as Airbnb rentals, or very small condominium corporations? ... [read more]

Monday, August 27, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

The influence of U.S. sexual harassment class actions in Canada womanatpodium_sm.jpg

Sexual harassment and discrimination class actions have never been more in the spotlight than they are today, and employers on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border are examining their policies and practices. While class actions arising out of sexual harassment allegations are less common in Canada, we are seeing trends amid the current deluge of U.S. sexual harassment and discrimination class actions which are making their way to Canada — or have already arrived. ... [read more]

Monday, August 27, 2018 @ 8:57 AM

Canada closer to adopting massive base erosion tax convention canada_taxtreaty_sm

Canada is now one step closer to implementing the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (MLI) into Canadian law. On June 20, Bill C‑82, which will bring the MLI into force, passed the first reading in the House of Commons. ... [read more]

Friday, August 24, 2018 @ 10:50 AM

B.C. court rejects just cause termination of firefighter for impaired driving Car&keys_sm.jpg

Employers are faced with difficult choices when employees commit illegal acts off duty. Employers are often concerned about continuing to employ workers who do not comply with laws, even in their off time. ... [read more]

Friday, August 24, 2018 @ 9:15 AM

Consequences of criminal activities when crossing U.S. border denied_entry_sm

It should come as no surprise that the United States, and other countries around the globe like Canada, exercise their sovereign right to exclude individuals from entering who have engaged in certain criminal activity. What that does and does not cover may be surprising to some. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 12:43 PM

Nova Scotia’s tidal energy generation: Commercialize this Nova Scotia

Making the most of Nova Scotia’s unique geography, Nova Scotia is developing a regulated marine renewable energy industry that is the first of its kind in Canada and perhaps globally. Encouraged by increasing interest from tidal energy researchers and developers in the Bay of Fundy which not only has the world’s highest tides but is also in close proximity to potential energy markets, the provincial government in Nova Scotia has responded with pioneering legislation regulating this emerging industry. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 10:29 AM

The potentially devastating economic consequences of litigated divorce brokenpigbank_sm.jpg

When it comes to separation and divorce, the traditional view has been that divorce court will resolve the dispute fairly, speedily and economically. However, the spouses’ emotions are so highly charged at the time of the retainer that hasty decisions are sometimes made with respect to what method to use to resolve the legal issues stemming from divorce. ... [read more]