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Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law Toronto for Thursday June 22, 2017.Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.When a person dies in Ontario, and no next of kin claims an inheritance from the Estate, the government attempts to…
  • Jun 21

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law

    LawFact of the Day: Family Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday June 21, 2017.Today we are talking about Family Law.A final Separation Agreement will document all issues that have been resolved by the parties signing it, along with any remaining…
  • Jun 20

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

    LawFact of the Day: Employment Law
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise law for Tuesday June 20, 2017.Today we are talking about Employment Law.Did you know that an Employee is obligated to give reasonable notice of his or her intention to resign from his or her position of…
Rank this Week: 30

Canadian Insurance Blog

Canadian Insurance Blog

By Mike Thomas.

http://insuranceblog.harpergrey.com/
Rank this Week: 51

All About Estates

All About Estates

Covers estates, trusts, tax, litigation, guardianship and elder care.

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Jun 21

    Estates Administration Act Thwarts Dependant Support Claim

    Estates Administration Act Thwarts Dependant Support Claim
    In MacDonald v. Estate of James Pouliot, 2017 ONSC 3629, the court considered a constructive trust and dependant support claim against an intestate estate. While the court granted a constructive trust, it dismissed the dependant support claim…
  • Jun 20

    The Prescribed Rate is About to Change – for Real this Time?

    The Prescribed Rate is About to Change – for Real this Time?
    The prescribed rate is the minimum interest rate prescribed by the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) that should be charged on various non-arm’s loans such as those made by you to your spouse or child (through a family trust).…
  • Jun 18

    Yesterday I watched the US Open & Thought About My Dad: Father’s Day- Take 2

    Yesterday I watched the US Open & Thought About My Dad: Father’s Day- Take 2
    Reposted from allaboutestates.ca This original post was from a few years ago. It does seem like only yesterday because, while time has not stood still, sometimes our sentiments don’t change. The event and message is the same. It is a…
Rank this Week: 95

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Jun 14

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Aggravation of Chronic, Disabling Pre-Existing Condition

    $75,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Aggravation of Chronic, Disabling Pre-Existing Condition
    Reasons for judgement were published today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for a collision which aggravated long-standing pre-existing health complications. In today’s case (Cheema v. Khan) the Plaintiff…
  • Jun 8

    BC Court of Appeal – The Phrase Crumbling Skull is “Rarely Helpful”

    BC Court of Appeal – The Phrase Crumbling Skull is “Rarely Helpful”
    Reasons were released today by the BC Court of Appeal criticizing  the phrase ‘crumbling skull’ and spelling out the analysis a Court must take when dealing with non tort related causes to a Plaintiff’s position. In the…
  • Jun 6

    “Partisan” Experts Criticized and Rejected by BC Supreme Court

    “Partisan” Experts Criticized and Rejected by BC Supreme Court
    Adding to this site’s archives of judicial criticism of expert evidence, reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, rejecting the evidence of two experts the court found gave evidence in…
Rank this Week: 112

Litigation & Dispute Resolution…

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Blog

Covers case law and current events relevant to civil litigation in Canada. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/litigation/
Rank this Week: 117

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Jun 20

    Employment Contract – What to Include and Why

    Employment Contract – What to Include and Why
    A written employment contract is essential for employers and employees to minimize future disputes and the risk of costly litigation.  If properly drafted, an employment contract will clearly out the respective rights, obligations and…
  • Jun 20

    Can A Manager be Disciplined for After-Hours Conduct of Sexual Harassment?

    Can A Manager be Disciplined for After-Hours Conduct of Sexual Harassment?
    It may be commonly perceived that unacceptable conduct in relation the workplace only extends as far as the physical workplace or workplace events. Although questionable in certain circumstances, when the misconduct involves sexual harassment…
  • Jun 19

    Constructive Dismissal: Some common signs and considerations to make

    Constructive Dismissal: Some common signs and considerations to make
    Constructive dismissal is a legal term that means the employer imposed changes upon the working relationship that caused the employee to quit. This, in turn, is viewed the same as an unlawful dismissal and entitles the employee damages in…
Rank this Week: 235

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Feb 3

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing
    In 1974, Lord Lucan, British aristocrat (think James Bond and Martinis, according to the New York Times), vanished after the body of his children’s nanny was found dead in the basement of his house. A year later, in 1975, Lord Lucan,…
  • Feb 2

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere
    As Alzheimer Awareness Month draws to a close, the message the Alzheimer Society of Canada intended to convey in the #StillHere campaign is clear: A diagnosis of dementia does not necessarily mean that an individual is no longer capable of…
  • Feb 2

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death
    This week on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the responsibility for joint debt upon death of one of the debtors. Should you have any questions, please email us at webmaster@hullandhull.com or leave a comment on…
Rank this Week: 216

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Dynamic Legal Forms Blog

Covers Canadian legal forms. By Michael Carabash.

http://www.dynamiclegalforms.com/blog/
  • Jun 12

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…

    Drafting a Will | Revoking and Altering a Will…
    Revoking a Will In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and what kinds of assets /…
  • Jun 12

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid

    Formal Wills (Part 2): Formalities Required for a Canadian Will to be Valid
    Formalities required for a Will to be valid In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills. In a previous blog, I talked about what an “estate” is and what kinds of assets / properties go into it and…
  • Jun 12

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?

    Legal Wills: What is an Estate?
    Legal Wills | What is a deceased’s estate? In the next series of blogs, I’m going to be talking about legal Wills.  Everyone should have one, but they don’t.  Why?  Because people don’t want to be…
Rank this Week: 319

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Life of a Law Student: All Feeds

Covers law foundations of Canadian Law. From McGill University's Neil Wehneman and Erin Morgan.

http://www.lifeofalawstudent.com
  • Jul 11

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou

    Common Sense: Alcohol with Energy Drinks Is Dangerou
    I started writing this article the other day for an attorney law blog and realized how silly it sounded. I put in all of the work and then realized that probably everyone knows that sipping on that Red Bull and Vodka isn’t any good…
  • Dec 4

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?

    Court-Appointed Ad Litem: Are They Helpful?
    A court appointed ad litem (often referred to as guardian ad litem in Raleigh) refers to a court-appointed advocate for children involved in court proceedings.  These guardian ad litem volunteers represent the best interests of the child…
  • Nov 26

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill

    Bag the “Ag Gag” Bill
    You’ve probably seen the shocking videos of de-beaked chickens shoved thirty to a cage at a factory farm, or rats running rampant at a food processing plant. Such things are upsetting to see- but as a member of the public, you…
Rank this Week: 191

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 22

    vLex Canada Open for Busine

    vLex Canada Open for Busine
    Well, the wait is over. Just in case you haven’t been watching, Maritime Law Book is now Compass and Compass introduced vLex Canada. There are some interesting and useful delighters with vLex Canada Open. Delighter #1 – No…
  • Jun 22

    Lessons Learned in Criminal Law

    Lessons Learned in Criminal Law
    I recently read Adam Dodek’s post for Slaw entitled “Letter to A Future Lawyer” where he provides some great words of advice to those being called to the bar. The piece reminded me of a document that I kept on my laptop…
  • Jun 21

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. R. v. Cody, 2017 SCC 31 [1] In…
Rank this Week: 774

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Jun 22

    AIG reports increased R&W insurance claims in the M&A market

    AIG reports increased R&W insurance claims in the M&A market
    AIG, in its recently published 2017 M&A Claims Report, explored the rising number of representations and warranties (R&W) claims in the M&A market by examining AIG policies written between 2011 and 2015. Increase in R&W claims…
  • Jun 22

    Shareholder activism in M&A

    Shareholder activism in M&A
    As noted by Kingsdale Advisors in a recently published report, corporate directors and their legal advisors continue to pay insufficient attention to shareholder activism in M&A. The authors of the 2017 special report caution that…
  • Jun 20

    Employment considerations in an M&A deal

    Employment considerations in an M&A deal
    Parties to an asset transaction should carefully consider the implications of the proposed acquisition on existing employment arrangements, including, non-competition agreements, workers’ compensation programs, and pension plans. The…
Rank this Week: 2022

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, insurance and disability claims. By Goldfinger Personal Injury Law.

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Basic steps for initiating a Long Term Disability Claim in Ontario

    Basic steps for initiating a Long Term Disability Claim in Ontario
    When it comes to litigating Long Term Disability Claims, many disabled claimants don’t know where to start. How do I sue? Who do I sue? Can I sue my own insurer? If I sue, will I get fired? How much can I sue for? Will my case go to…
  • Jun 15

    Deteriorating Accident Rights in Ontario: Nobody cares until it happens to you or a loved one

    Deteriorating Accident Rights in Ontario: Nobody cares until it happens to you or a loved one
    Members of Goldfinger Personal Injury Law attended at a legal conference a few weeks ago. It had all sorts of lawyers, spanning a multitude of different practice areas. It was great chatting with different lawyers outside of the realm of…
  • Jun 7

    Examinations for Discovery for Personal Injury Claims in Ontario

    Examinations for Discovery for Personal Injury Claims in Ontario
    What is an Examination for Discovery? Examinations for Discovery are normal. They occur in nearly every civil action (personal injury, or not), in Ontario. This is an opportunity for your personal injury lawyer to ask the Defendant at fault…
Rank this Week: 3696

Regulation tomorrow

Regulation tomorrow

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Offers resources on the global financial services regulatory environment. It reports on financial services regulatory developments and provides insights and commentary across Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

http://www.regulationtomorrow.com/
  • Jun 22

    FCA proposes changes to advice on pension transfer

    FCA proposes changes to advice on pension transfer
    The FCA has published Consultation Paper 17/16: Advising on Pension Transfers (CP17/16). CP17/16 will primarily be of interest to financial advisory firms advising on pension transfers, those acting as pension transfer specialists, pension…
  • Jun 22

    Compliance with the EBA’s Guidelines on disclosure: Composition of collateral for exposures to counterparty credit risk

    Compliance with the EBA’s Guidelines on disclosure: Composition of collateral for exposures to counterparty credit risk
    The PRA has published Consultation Paper 10/17: Compliance with the EBA’s Guidelines on disclosure: Composition of collateral for exposures to counterparty credit risk (CP10/17). CP10/17 is relevant to PRA-authorised institutions to…
  • Jun 22

    Recovery planning – CP9/17

    Recovery planning – CP9/17
    The PRA has published Consultation Paper 9/17: Recovery planning (CP9/17). The proposals in CP9/17 are relevant to UK banks, building societies, PRA-designated investment firms and qualifying parent undertakings (collectively firms) to which…
Rank this Week: 2019

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

Covers condominium law in Ontario, Canada. By Aird & Berlis LLP.

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Jun 22

    Flags on Condominium Property

    Flags on Condominium Property
    Canada Day and Canada’s 150th Birthday celebrations are fast approaching. As we get closer to July 1, the display of the Canadian flag and flags bearing the Canada 150 logo will be ubiquitous on both public and private properties.…
  • Jun 20

    City of Toronto Proposes Measures to Restrict Short-Term Rental

    City of Toronto Proposes Measures to Restrict Short-Term Rental
    The City of Toronto is proposing to implement measures that will restrict the short-term rental market. The measures proposed by City staff include: allowing short-term rentals only in a homeowner’s primary residence, with a limit of…
  • Jun 13

    Court Orders Sale of Abusive Owner’s Condo Unit

    Court Orders Sale of Abusive Owner’s Condo Unit
    In a recent case, The Owners, Strata Plan NW 1245 v. Linden, the Supreme Court of British Columbia ordered a noisy, abusive condominium owner to vacate and sell his unit within 30 days. In the event that the unit owner and his spouse…
Rank this Week: 3014

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 604

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jun 22

    Legal news roundup - June 22, 2017

    Legal news roundup - June 22, 2017
    CanadaSears Canada files for creditor protection, Globe and MailBerkshire Hathaway comes to Home Capital's rescue, Globe and MailN.S. government sends teen suicide expert to Cape Breton to address deaths, Canadian PressUnited StatesFake…
  • Jun 21

    McLachlin’s retirement prompts speculation about who will fill chief justice spot

    McLachlin’s retirement prompts speculation about who will fill chief justice spot
    In the wake of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin’s announcement that she will be retiring from the Supreme Court of Canada in December, the legal profession is left to wonder who will take on the role.Widely respected and well known…
  • Jun 21

    Legal news roundup - June 21, 2017

    Legal news roundup - June 21, 2017
    Canada'Appalling' hate crime rate in Thunder Bay not a surprise: MP, Globe and MailFormer RCMP worker alleging sexual assault recounts 'shocking' washroom encounter, Canadian PressEdmonton police charge former tech executive in…
Rank this Week: 3253

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 2302

IP Iustitia

IP Iustitia

Discusses news, cases, legislation and anything to do with Intellectual Property law.

http://www.ipiustitia.com
  • Jun 22

    Printing on the Wall - US Supreme Court Rules on Patent Exhaustion

    Printing on the Wall - US Supreme Court Rules on Patent Exhaustion
    Discussed on this blog only a few weeks ago, the US Supreme Court decision in Lexmark can have huge ramifications for both patent holders and sellers of those products all over the world. When and if at all patent rights exhaust after the…
  • Jun 8

    A Collective Effort - The Impact of the GDPR on Collective Management Societie

    A Collective Effort - The Impact of the GDPR on Collective Management Societie
    This article was kindly drafted by Axel Beelen, who writes the blog IP News (focusing on EU and Belgian IP developments). He can also be found on Twitter here. He is also a data protection specialist.The rules surrounding personal data are…
  • May 31

    KitKat Snapped - UK Court of Appeal Rejects KitKat Trademark

    KitKat Snapped - UK Court of Appeal Rejects KitKat Trademark
    Having discussed the KitKat chocolate bar saga near ad nauseum, this writer was content that things might've just settled down and the matter finished its course through the courts. To my chagrin, this was not correct, and the fight over…
Rank this Week: 1560

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Jun 21

    Dismissal for racist slurs in the workplace

    Dismissal for racist slurs in the workplace
    An employer who dismisses an employee for making derogatory comments in the workplace must prove both that the employee made the comments, and that the comments are objectively derogatory. In South African Breweries (Pty) Ltd v Heindrich…
  • Jun 21

    Bill C-4: One step forward, two steps back

    Bill C-4: One step forward, two steps back
    On June 19, House Government Bill C-4, « An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act », received Royal…
  • Jun 21

    Ontario Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act proposes considerable changes to employers’ scheduling of work

    Ontario Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act proposes considerable changes to employers’ scheduling of work
    The scheduling of work is one of many areas that would see significant revamping under Ontario’s proposed Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (Bill 148). Bill 148 was recently released in response to the highly anticipated Changing…
Rank this Week: 2024

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    Fifth Bibliography on Access to Justice from National Self-Represented Litigants Project

    Fifth Bibliography on Access to Justice from National Self-Represented Litigants Project
    The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) has published Version 5 of its Access to Justice Annotated Bibliography.From the description on the NSRLP website: "Version 5 of the Access to Justice Annotated Bibliography includes…
  • Jun 20

    Senate Committee Report on Combatting Delays in the Justice System

    Senate Committee Report on Combatting Delays in the Justice System
    Last week, the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs released a comprehensive report on how to reduce the strain on Canada's clogged courtrooms."Canada’s criminal justice system is in urgent need of reform. Delays in…
  • Jun 20

    Computer, Internet and E-commerce Law Year in Review

    Computer, Internet and E-commerce Law Year in Review
    Barry Sookman, senior partner in the Toronto office of McCarthy Tétrault, recently posted The year in review: developments in computer, internet and e-commerce law (2016-2017): "I gave my annual presentation today to…
Rank this Week: 420

Health Law Pulse

Health Law Pulse

Covers healthcare enforcement and regulations. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thehealthlawpulse.com/
Rank this Week: 2025

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

Covers legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities. By Mark Blumberg.

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 5172

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Robichaud's Criminal Law Blog

Provides legal commentary, opinions, and articles on criminal law.

http://robichaudlaw.ca/blog/
  • Jun 20

    Is Impaired Driving a Criminal Offence

    Is Impaired Driving a Criminal Offence
    Is impaired driving a criminal offence in Canada? A common misunderstanding among many Canadians is viewing impaired driving and "Over 80" charges as something less than "criminal". These charges are also commonly referred to…
  • Apr 30

    London Calling! The expansion of Robichaud’s law firm.

    London Calling! The expansion of Robichaud’s law firm.
    London Calling! The expansion of Robichaud's with more on the horizon. Our firm is very pleased to announce the opening of our new criminal law office in London, Ontario, as of May 1, 2017. In opening our London location, it allows…
  • Apr 13

    What the legalization of marijuana means for impaired driving in Canada

    What the legalization of marijuana means for impaired driving in Canada
    The legalization of marijuana means sweeping changes in impaired by drug laws for Canada... A bill was introduced in Parliament today that proposes to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana in Canada.  The goal is to have the law…
Rank this Week: 2491

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    Texas task force notes benefits of fracking, calls for more data

    Texas task force notes benefits of fracking, calls for more data
    The Task Force on Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Development in Texas on Monday released a 204-page report analyzing fracking’s impacts on the state. The Task Force, a group sponsored by The Academy of Medicine,…
  • Jun 2

    Latest USGS study finds fracking is not a current threat to drinking water

    Latest USGS study finds fracking is not a current threat to drinking water
    In a study published May 31, 2017, the United States Geological Survey concluded that unconventional oil and gas production in the Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, and Haynesville shale formations is “not currently a significant source of…
  • May 26

    “Crude and imperfect” expert report enough to survive summary judgment in Arkansas subsurface trespa

    “Crude and imperfect” expert report enough to survive summary judgment in Arkansas subsurface trespa
    The 8th Circuit held on Monday, May 22, 2017, that the Arkansas district court abused its discretion when it granted summary judgment for the defendants in a subsurface trespass case.  The appellate court instead held that the…
Rank this Week: 2027

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

PanCanadian Immigration Law Group

Covers the process of immigrating to Canada.

http://immigrationcanada.pro/blog/
  • Jun 19

    Documents Required to Move To Canada

    Documents Required to Move To Canada
    Basic Documents Required to Move to Canada Before you can move to Canada, you must apply for permanent Canadian residency with the office of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. To enter Canada as either a visitor or to move to…
  • Jun 17

    Canada’s Global Talent Stream to Fast Track Temporary Foreign Worker

    Canada’s Global Talent Stream to Fast Track Temporary Foreign Worker
    The Global Talent Stream launched June 12, 2017 by  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), which promises a 2-week fast-track for qualified applicants to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The Global Talent Stream…
  • Jun 11

    Restoration of Status: Canada Immigration Law

    Restoration of Status: Canada Immigration Law
    According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), travelers authorized to enter Canada can be admitted within three categories: visitors students workers In all cases, they are considered “temporary residents”, and…
Rank this Week: 3327

Canadian Occupational Health and…

Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law

Covers OHS laws and developments in Canada. By FMC Law.

http://www.occupationalhealthandsafetylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3566

Ottawa Employment & Labour Law…

Ottawa Employment & Labour Law Blog

By Vey Willetts LLP. Focuses on issues arising from the workplace, including wrongful dismissal; human rights and accommodation; occupational health and safety; parental leave; restrictive covenants and workplace privacy.

http://www.vwlawyers.ca/blog/
  • Jun 19

    Ontario Court: ‘total payroll’ must be considered when assessing employer severance pay obligation

    Ontario Court: ‘total payroll’ must be considered when assessing employer severance pay obligation
    Section 54 of the Ontario Employment Standards Act requires that employers in the province must provide either notice or pay in lieu of notice, up to a maximum of 8 weeks, if they dismiss an employee (except in cases of serious employee…
  • Jun 14

    HR Update Publishes Article by Andrew Vey on Workplace Accommodation

    HR Update Publishes Article by Andrew Vey on Workplace Accommodation
    Vey Willetts lawyer Andrew Vey recently authored an article in the May 2017 edition of HR Update entitled, "Just Accommodate Me: Legal Obligations in the Accommodation Process." The article considers the roles that the employer, the…
  • Jun 6

    Employee Reference Letters: What You Need to Know

    Employee Reference Letters: What You Need to Know
    Beyond providing fair severance, one of the best things an employer can do to help a dismissed employee is to offer assistance in finding a new job. This assistance could include outplacement support, speaking with industry contacts and/or…
Rank this Week: 1887

Special Situations Law

Special Situations Law

By Norton Rose Fulbright. Covers shareholder activist and defence mandates, as well as complex reorganization transactions.

http://www.specialsituationslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2013

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • Jun 19

    BC AND ALBERTA PENSION PLAN ASSESSMENTS – DEADLINE APPROACHING

    BC AND ALBERTA PENSION PLAN ASSESSMENTS – DEADLINE APPROACHING
    As part of the enhanced governance requirements under British Columbia’s Pension Benefits Standard Act and Alberta’s Employment Pension Plans Act, pension plan administrators in Alberta and British Columbia are required to conduct…
  • May 19

    Interesting times for employers with Ontario pension plan

    Interesting times for employers with Ontario pension plan
    Yesterday the Ontario Deputy Superintendent of Pensions released a formal statement that included the comment:  “these are interesting times in the pension sector.”  How true. Many long-anticipated improvements to…
  • May 15

    Changing Workplaces Review to be Released May 22: Media Report

    Changing Workplaces Review to be Released May 22: Media Report
    The countdown is on. Over the weekend the Toronto Star and the CBC each published stories detailing what Ontarians can expect to see in the long awaited final report from the Changing Workplaces Review when it is released later this month.…
Rank this Week: 3553

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Covers employment law for U.S. companies with employees in Canada: By Fasken Martineau.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/northernexposure/
  • Jun 18

    Broader workplace harassment claims: Is Canada becoming more litigious?

    Broader workplace harassment claims: Is Canada becoming more litigious?
    by Shane Todd Can a Canadian employee sue an employer for harassment that is not related to a discrimination claim? The answer used to be “no.” But that’s changing. In most jurisdictions across Canada, an employee could sue…
  • Jun 13

    Ontario labor and employment laws to undergo significant amendment

    Ontario labor and employment laws to undergo significant amendment
    by Sophie Arseneault and Christian Paquette In Canada’s most populous province, labor and employment matters are governed by two fundamental statutes: the Employment Standards Act (ESA) and the Ontario Labour Relations Act (LRA). The…
  • Jun 4

    Clean slate: Purchaser not bound by poor WCB record of company it acquired

    Clean slate: Purchaser not bound by poor WCB record of company it acquired
    by Hannah Roskey When contemplating acquiring the assets of a company in Canada, the purchaser will engage in extensive due diligence to ensure it is making a sound investment. These searches almost always include inquiries with the…
Rank this Week: 4658

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jun 16

    Unlawful remand: the wrongful jailing of a sexual assault victim

    Unlawful remand: the wrongful jailing of a sexual assault victim
    It has recently come to light that a sexual assault complainant in Edmonton was jailed for five nights because the prosecutor and judge believed that she would not otherwise attend court and provide useful testimony. While there are many…
  • Jun 1

    Promises of Law: New Publication on Japanese Canadian Legal History

    Promises of Law: New Publication on Japanese Canadian Legal History
    I have just posted to SSRN my first substantive research collaboration to emerge out of the large SSHRC-funded Partnership Project, Landscapes of Injustice, on the dispossession of Japanese Canadians. The article, forthcoming in the special…
  • May 9

    On another difference between Vancouver and Oxford (England) driver

    On another difference between Vancouver and Oxford (England) driver
    I've classified this one under "general interest" and "attempt at humour", with the attempt implicit. Some generalisations are true and telling. I'm not yet sure, though, what the one I'm about to write about is telling…
Rank this Week: 4851

Altro & Associates Blog

Altro & Associates Blog

Covers Canadian immigration news and laws.

http://www.altrolevy.com/category/all/
  • Jun 16

    Charitable Donations as an Estate Planning Tool After 2016

    Charitable Donations as an Estate Planning Tool After 2016
    Due to changes in the Income Tax Act, charitable donations made under a Will may require a re-visit. The post Charitable Donations as an Estate Planning Tool After 2016 appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
  • May 24

    EB-5 Alternatives: E and L Visa

    EB-5 Alternatives: E and L Visa
    Options for living and working in the U.S. without the $500-$1M sticker price. The post EB-5 Alternatives: E and L Visas appeared first on Altro Levy LLP.
  • May 16

    The Importance of Multi-Jurisdictional Powers of Attorney

    The Importance of Multi-Jurisdictional Powers of Attorney
    This blog discussed the importance of understanding multi-jurisdictional powers of attorney for Canadians who travel between Canada and the US. The post The Importance of Multi-Jurisdictional Powers of Attorney appeared first on Altro Levy…
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techblawg

techblawg

Focuses primarily on issues involving the intersection of law, technology and finance. By David Ma.

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jun 15

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    perhaps a useful reminder that virtually all modern colour laser printers print nearly invisible tracking dots. https://t.co/p1z0f01F7D 2017-06-09 it expert finds sensitive docs of canadian banks (and others) uploaded to github by tata. oops.…
  • Jun 8

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    wow. brave raises us$35 million in its initial coin offering. in less than 30 seconds. largest ico to date. https://t.co/Ai9nSnL9MG 2017-06-02 google introduces ai to its spreadsheets – automates creation of charts and graphs.…
  • Jun 8

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    wow. brave raises us$35 million in its initial coin offering. in less than 30 seconds. largest ico to date. https://t.co/Ai9nSnL9MG 2017-06-02 google introduces ai to its spreadsheets – automates creation of charts and graphs.…
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Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 15

    Can a grandchild request an advance on inheritance from a living grandparent's executor or POA?

    Can a grandchild request an advance on inheritance from a living grandparent's executor or POA?
    Here's a really interesting question from a reader. It deals with asking for an advance on an inheritance from an older relative, and who might be allowed to make that decision. Read on for the question and my comments. "A grandchild is…
  • Jun 15

    The Law Show: What happens if you die without a will? Now online

    The Law Show: What happens if you die without a will? Now online
    The latest episode (June 15, 2017) of The Law Show is now online and available for listening. This week we talked about what happens if you pass away without a valid will in place. Where does your estate go if you're not married? Who is…
  • Jun 15

    An old war medal and its rightful owner

    An old war medal and its rightful owner
    Here's a nice story. A researcher at a company that specializes in finding missing heirs under wills happened to hear on the radio that an old war medal had been found. She was able to track down the name of the person to whom it had been…
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Law21

Law21

Dispatches from a legal profession on the brink

http://www.law21.ca
  • Jun 15

    Dispatches, but not from the brink

    Dispatches, but not from the brink
    Something I used to do here at Law21 was to regularly gather and publish links to reports, articles and columns I’ve written elsewhere. It occurred to me that I haven’t done one of these roundup posts for a while, so this seems…
  • Jun 1

    The rise of market pricing

    The rise of market pricing
    So yesterday, I posted some thoughts about the problems I saw with value pricing in the legal market. The post drew a lot of interest and several insightful comments, especially from Ron Baker, and I encourage you to read the post and…
  • May 31

    The problem with value pricing

    The problem with value pricing
    A day in the life of the corporate legal market: A law firm submits a bill to a client. The client doesn’t like the bill because the amount is higher than expected or seems incommensurate with the value of the service. The…
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Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jun 14

    Annnnd… The Labour Law Pendulum Swings Back Again

    Annnnd… The Labour Law Pendulum Swings Back Again
    There’s a well-known adage in labour law circles that politically driven, ideological legal reforms that sway too far from the established centre, too far in favour or against collective bargaining, will have a short shelf life. Bill…
  • Jun 5

    Bill 148: On Enforcement of ESA Compliance and a Missed Opportunity?

    Bill 148: On Enforcement of ESA Compliance and a Missed Opportunity?
    The much anticipated Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 was introduced last week.  It has received a mix of praise and derision from labour groups and the business community.  Some say it doesn’t go far enough to…
  • Jun 1

    Meet Bill 148: Ontario’s ‘Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017′

    Meet Bill 148: Ontario’s ‘Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017′
    After months of hype, the day has finally come. The Ontario Liberals today introduced Bill 148, which in keeping with recent tradition, gave it a catchy proselytizing name “Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017′.  Here is…
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eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jun 14

    CASL private right of action suspended – but CASL is still here

    CASL private right of action suspended – but CASL is still here
    The Canadian government has suspended the CASL private right of action that was to have come into force on July 1.  The private right of action (most likely in the form of class actions) would have allowed people to sue anyone for…
  • May 31

    Ransomware – fix it before you Wanna Cry

    Ransomware – fix it before you Wanna Cry
    The WannaCry ransomware attack of almost 3 weeks ago may be a fading memory – but we can’t forget how important it is to protect our computer systems.  This is true no matter what kind of business or organization you are.…
  • May 10

    Self driving cars – privacy points to ponder

    Self driving cars – privacy points to ponder
    Cars collect a significant amount of information about our driving. That data will increase dramatically as we move to autonomous vehicles – and with more data comes more ways to use it. This information can be used now to find fault in…
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Western Canada Business Litigation…

Western Canada Business Litigation Blog

Covers issues emerging in the legal and business communities. By Lawson Lundell LLP.

http://www.westerncanadabusinesslitigationblog.com/
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Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
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Ontario Disability Blog

Ontario Disability Blog

By Aaron Waxman & Associates P.C. Covers disability laws and available resources for the people of Ontario.

http://www.awaxmanlaw.ca/blog
  • Jun 11

    Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day

    Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day
    In May we had Mental Health Awareness Week in Canada and Mental Health Awareness Month in the US. But did you know that there is a day in June that has been proclaimed to be Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day?June 12-18 2017 is Canadian…
  • May 23

    5 Things You Should Know About Receiving a Denial Letter from Your Insurance Company

    5 Things You Should Know About Receiving a Denial Letter from Your Insurance Company
    What do you do when you receive a denial letter from your disability insurer? It is stressful to receive this type of letter, telling you that your application for long-term disability benefits has been denied, or your benefits are going…
  • May 11

    Postpartum Depression In the News – May 2017

    Postpartum Depression In the News – May 2017
    Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week, and notably, May 3, 2017 was Maternal Mental Health Day, meant to bring awareness to conditions such as postpartum depression.What is postpartum depression? It is different than clinical depression…
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Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 11

    Hiding Assets in Divorce Proceeding Backfire

    Hiding Assets in Divorce Proceeding Backfire
    To some extent, the court process depends on the integrity of the people involved, including the parties to a lawsuit, as well as their lawyers. Of course, some people do lie. The process allows for pre-trial document disclosure and…
  • Jun 4

    Bach Estate

    Bach Estate
    In British Columbia, if you make a gift to one of the two witnesses to your will, or to the spouse of one of the two witnesses to your will, the usual rule is that the gift is invalid. This rule can lead to very harsh results, invalidating…
  • May 18

    Sabey Rule LLP Seeks Solicitor

    Sabey Rule LLP Seeks Solicitor
    Our firm, Sabey Rule LLP, is looking for a junior associate lawyer, interested in practicing primarily as a solicitor in the areas of real estate, estate planning and administration, and business law, to join our firm. The ideal candidate…
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Canada Employment & Labour Law…

Canada Employment & Labour Law Blog

Covers Canadian employment law issues. By Minken Employment Lawyers.

http://www.minkenemploymentlawyers.com/category/blog/
  • Jun 9

    Thursday Nights at the Bandstand

    Thursday Nights at the Bandstand
    Thursday Nights at the Bandstand Returns for its 9th Season of Outstanding Music in Unionville. Thursday evenings June 15-August 31 from 7:30-9 pm. The post Thursday Nights at the Bandstand appeared first on Toronto Employment Lawyers -…
  • Jun 5

    Childcare & Eldercare Obligations – Not Necessarily Grounds for Accommodation

    Childcare & Eldercare Obligations – Not Necessarily Grounds for Accommodation
    The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario departed from the standard in its decision in Misetich v. Value Village Stores Inc., 2016 HRTO 1229. The post Childcare & Eldercare Obligations – Not Necessarily Grounds for Accommodation…
  • Jun 5

    Workplace Laws Are Changing!

    Workplace Laws Are Changing!
    Major changes are coming to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) and the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (LRA). The post Workplace Laws Are Changing! appeared first on Toronto Employment Lawyers - Employment Contracts; Wrongful Dismissal;.
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Visaplace.com Canada & US…

Visaplace.com Canada & US Immigration Lawyers

Covers immigration issues for people seeking to migrate to Canada or the United States. By Niren & Associates.

http://www.visaplace.com/blog-immigration-law
  • Jun 9

    This Week in Canadian Immigration: June 9nd, 2017

    This Week in Canadian Immigration: June 9nd, 2017
    Each week we collect stories related to Canadian immigration, and we provide a brief summary of each story in our weekly blog edition. Below you will find snapshots of stories that range from the ongoing changes in Canadian immigration laws…
  • Jun 6

    This Week in U.S. Immigration News: June 9, 2017

    This Week in U.S. Immigration News: June 9, 2017
    Each week we collect stories related to U.S. immigration, and we provide a brief summary of each story in our weekly blog edition. Below you will find snapshots of stories that range from Trump’s administration to changes in U.S.…
  • Jun 6

    Canadians Looking to Open US Businesse

    Canadians Looking to Open US Businesse
    Benefits of Opening a US Business When Canadians open businesses in the US, they bring three benefits to the country: money to the US, American jobs, and creativity.  There are different corporate structures available for Canadians…
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Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Jun 9

    Report of Exempt Distribution Certification and Information Requirements Revisited by the CSA

    Report of Exempt Distribution Certification and Information Requirements Revisited by the CSA
     Viviana Beltrametti Walker and Laura Levine -  The recently harmonized Form 45-106F1 Report of Exempt Distribution (Report) is once again in the spotlight as the Canadian Securities Administrators, other than the British…
  • Jun 9

    TSX Intends to Digitize PIF

    TSX Intends to Digitize PIF
    The ability to electronically sign personal information forms (PIFs) and declarations required by the Toronto Stock Exchange is being considered pursuant to proposed amendments to the TSX Company Manual published for comment on June 1, 2017.…
  • Jun 9

    Canada Repeals Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia Sanctions while Extending Syria SEMA Prohibitions to More Individuals and Entitie

    Canada Repeals Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia Sanctions while Extending Syria SEMA Prohibitions to More Individuals and Entitie
    Canadian regulations imposing limited trade sanctions against Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia were recently repealed following the termination of similar measures imposed on the two countries by U.N. Security Council Resolutions 2283…
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Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • Jun 9

    The Final Word? The Ontario Court of Appeal denies nunc pro tunc relief in Pennyfeather v. Timminco

    The Final Word? The Ontario Court of Appeal denies nunc pro tunc relief in Pennyfeather v. Timminco
    By Jessica Laham In Pennyfeather v. Timminco (“Pennyfeather”), the Ontario Court of Appeal delivered yet another ruling concerning the interaction between the limitation period for obtaining leave to commence an action for…
  • Jun 6

    3rd Edition of E-Discovery in Canada is now available

    3rd Edition of E-Discovery in Canada is now available
    By McCarthy Tétrault LLP Susan Wortzman, partner and Director of E-Discovery, and a team of experienced authors the third edition of E-Discovery in Canada. The book covers everything lawyers, in-house counsel and law clerks need to…
  • May 24

    Can a Party get Special Costs based on Pre-Litigation Conduct?

    Can a Party get Special Costs based on Pre-Litigation Conduct?
    By Kate Macdonald and Erin O'Callaghan In Smithies Holdings Inc. v. RCV Holdings Ltd., 2017 BCCA 177, the BC Court of Appeal considered whether special costs can be awarded based on pre-litigation conduct.  The Court reviewed the…
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