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Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 11:55 AM

Former Blakes partner joins New York firm

Darren Littlejohn has been named a partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 8:56 AM

Mapping the shifting regulatory landscape of drone use in Canada drone_laws_sm

Perhaps you know a young person, like my son, who wants to explore the world from an aerial perspective with 4K video – just like some of the vloggers he watches much too often on YouTube. Before jumping head first into a drone purchase, you may want to consider how the new technology can be used under Canada’s current and anticipated drone regulations. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 8:42 AM

Risk for landlords who don’t comply with prescribed form of residential tenancy agreement landlord_tenant_sm

Recent amendments to Ontario’s Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (RTA) include a provision (s. 12.1) requiring that “Every tenancy agreement that is entered into in respect of a tenancy of a prescribed class … shall … be in the form prescribed for that class of tenancies … .” The province has consulted stakeholders in past months and is now in the final stages of completing its “prescribed” form of tenancy agreement, the use of which will be mandatory for the vast majority of rental units in Ontario. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 9:49 AM

Decision clarifies the limits of copyright protection for data data_copyright_sm

“The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.” That is the title of a May 2016 article in The Economist. Data is valuable. But who, if anyone, can own, control and distribute data? Data, like other valuable resources, attracts disputes over ownership and control. Still, the legal basis for ownership of data is not well understood. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 9:11 AM

Employer’s guide to workplace sexual harassment | Stuart Rudner

Allegations of sexual harassment against powerful media personalities have shaken the world. Since the Weinstein scandal broke out, the social climate has changed so quickly that now, any hint of a scandal causes companies to immediately dismiss or cut all ties with the accused. The #metoo campaign has seen countless women come forward with their tales of sexual harassment, and this has impacted many workplaces. ... [read more]

Friday, December 29, 2017 @ 11:32 AM

Minimum wage hike, paid leave may lead to job loss, automation, labour lawyers say Inna Koldorf sm

Ontarians will see sweeping changes to regulations across various sectors as of Jan. 1, 2018. From extending deposit protections for buyers of newly built homes to the much anticipated increase in minimum wage, the province is touting the various amendments as its way of creating fairness and opportunity during rapid economic change. ... [read more]

Friday, December 29, 2017 @ 9:35 AM

Robert Half expects litigation to offer most job opportunities in 2018 Job opportunities

At least some job growth looks like it will be on the horizon for the new year, according to a recent survey of the Canadian legal profession. ... [read more]

Friday, December 29, 2017 @ 9:21 AM

Osler offers seminars on impact of U.S. tax reform on Canadians

During the busy year end, it’s hard to stay on top of all the twists and turns of U.S. tax reform. However, with the final bill having been signed by President Donald Trump only days before Christmas and the fact that many of the most important provisions become effective Jan. 1, 2018, there is no time to lose for Canadian businesses and investors in analyzing how this sea change will impact them. ... [read more]

Friday, December 29, 2017 @ 8:36 AM

More about what every lawyer should know about year-end tax planning Tax

This is part two of a two-part series. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 3:04 PM

Lawyer warns against accepting gift card as ‘apology’ for alleged bread price-fixing scheme David Wingfield, Strosberg Sasso Sutts LLP

A lawyer with one of the law firms involved in a class action against a number of national grocery and bakery companies for allegedly fixing the price of bread is cautioning customers to understand the rights they may be giving up when accepting a $25 gift card from one of the companies involved in the suit ... [read more]