The Baby Boom Shift: The Impact of An Aging Workforce, …

December 18th, 2018

The baby-boomer generation (those born between 1946 and 1964) are a significant share of the Canadian population and while many within this category are opting to continue working well after their retirement years, there has been an indication that once they do retire, the resulting mass retirement will initiate an abundance of wealth and business […]

Canadian Courts and Mahr Agreements – Can My Mahr Agr …

October 30th, 2018

We have discussed the topic of divorce in a previous blog post, however at Devry Smith Frank LLP, we are aware that typically, traditions vary in different cultures. In particular, the South Asian community. Family separation and divorce within the South Asian community is often seen as a taboo subject and notions of uncertainty as […]

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Additional Record Keeping Requirements for Ontario Corp …

January 26th, 2017

The beginning of a new year is often a time when corporations look to ensure that all of their book keeping and record keeping obligations are being met.  Unbeknownst to many of these corporations, effective December 10, 2016, the Ontario Government has significantly increased corporate record keeping obligations for many Ontario corporations. Bill 144, the […]

Renting in Ontario: What Every Pet Owner Needs to Know

January 24th, 2017

By: Daniel Frank There is a lot of confusion when it comes to renting property in Ontario with pets. Many Ontarians believe it is illegal for landlords to discriminate against pet owners and that landlords cannot reject potential tenants for their pets. This is incorrect. Landlords have the right to reject tenants if they suspect […]

Proving Pain at Trial

January 10th, 2017

In personal injury litigation, proving the fault of the other party is only half the battle;  proving the injury and damages caused by an event can often be more difficult.  Frequently personal injury lawyers are in the position of needing to convince a judge and a 6 person jury that the injured client in front […]

Uncovered: Why Some Male Teens Have Started Growing Bre …

December 16th, 2016

By: Daniel Frank If your son was prescribed medication with a 3.8% chance of causing him to grow large breasts, would you let him take it? Canadian and American courts will have to grapple with this question as class action law suits have erupted over the use of the drug Risperdal. Risperidone, sold under the […]

Bill 28: All Families Are Equal Act – Simplifying Par …

December 8th, 2016

On 29 November 2016 the Ontario Legislature passed, unanimously, Bill 28, the All Families Are Equal Act (the “Act”). The Act, which was given Royal Assent on 5 December 2016 and which comes into force on 1 January 2017, amends the Children’s Law Reform Act (“CLRA”) and 40 other Acts respecting parentage to recognize children […]

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

November 7th, 2016

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 […]

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