You’re fired! Oh, maybe not: A Closer Examination int …

December 2nd, 2016 by Marty Rabinovitch

Termination clauses underline benefits and other compensation as an employee’s entitlement when an employer chooses to discontinue the employee’s employment. These clauses usually provide either a fixed notice period during which these entitlements would be available to the employee, or a formula that determines the length of notice period based on the employee’s length of […]

 

Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes in Colombia

November 30th, 2016 by Pamela Blaikie

On Monday, November 28 at approximately 10:00pm local time in Colombia, it was reported that Colombia’s Civil Aviation Agency lost contact with a LAMIA Airlines flight carrying a Brazilian football team, Chapecoense Real. It has now been confirmed that the plane crashed in the Colombian mountains.  The team, heading to Medellin’s International Airport, was a […]

 

Rejecting Homophobia From Our Juries

November 28th, 2016 by Marty Rabinovitch

In the recent case of R. v. Dowholis, 2016 ONCA 801, The Ontario Court of Appeal ordered a new trial in a judgment regarding a gay man convicted of sexual assault due to a reasonable apprehension of bias by a juror. The appeal centred around the conduct of a member of the jury. The juror […]

 

Protect You and Your Family-Call Your Broker For Option …

November 15th, 2016 by Marc Spivak

On June 1, 2016, the Ontario Government reduced benefits and coverage for car accident victims and their families. These reductions will have a profound and unfortunate impact on you and your family if involved in a serious car accident. If you have not or do not contact your insurer, you are exposed to possible financial […]

 

Reducing Taxes & Helping The Economy – Flow …

November 9th, 2016 by Dan Rothberg

Flow-through financing refers to the issuing of flow through shares by Canadian resources companies where tax deductions from resource explorations “flow-through” to the company’s investors. The Canadian Revenue Agency explains how the flow-through share programs works here. To develop a mine, companies often have to spend substantial sums of money before they are in any […]

 

The American Election: A Guide on How to Escape to Canada

November 8th, 2016 by Lloyd Ament

On Tuesday, November 8th, Americans will go to the polls and vote for their next president.  With so much at stake, many Americans are preparing for the worst and beginning to look into the possibility of moving to Canada. Popular celebrities such as Lena Dunham and Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston have already declared their intentions […]

 

Federal Court of Appeal: Employers must appoint a “co …

November 7th, 2016 by Marty Rabinovitch

The Federal Court of Appeal recently decided that employers must appoint an unbiased “competent person” to investigate complaints of workplace violence when the complaints cannot be resolved directly with the employee. The exception is when it is plain and obvious that the complaint falls outside the scope of the definition of workplace violence. As an […]

 

Gotta catch ‘em all: the evolution of Pokemon Go Liti …

November 3rd, 2016 by Marty Rabinovitch

You know it’s the hottest app that has taken the world by storm when its daily active users rating (the proportion of the smartphone population that uses the app on any given day) soared past Tinder within just a week of its release. Users are spending more time on Pokemon Go than Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, […]

 

Back-to-Work Postal Legislation Found in Violation of t …

November 2nd, 2016 by Marty Rabinovitch

Justice Firestone of the Ontario Superior Court recently decided that back-to-work legislation introduced in 2011 aimed at striking postal workers from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (“the Union”) was an unjustified violation of the Union’s rights to freedom of association and expression under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. As a result, the […]

 
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