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A New Court Ruling May Have Invalidated Your Employee Agreements

EMPLOYERS BEWARE! A recent court decision may have just made your current employee agreements unenforceable. On June 17, 2020, the Ontario Court of Appeal provided its troubling decision on the case of Waksdale v Swegon North America Inc., 2020 ONCA 391 (“Waksdale”). Yes, you should be taking notes. Why is this decision so troubling for

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Renew Your Enforcement Documents !

In 2012 I obtained judgment against a debtor for failing to file Defence. In late 2013, we confirmed employment with a simple call to the Employer after obtaining an updated Equifax Report.  We issued a Notice of Garnishment, thinking enforcement would be easy.  Not so fast! There was a Federal Garnishment issued against our debtor,

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We Were Ready & We Didn’t Even Know It!

Over the last few years, having everything on-line was becoming more of the norm.  I know our offices have started having our documents stored as PDFs on our system and including in our Discovery Plan the exchange of documents electronically.  For the bigger volume documents, we utilize OneDrive to send our documents.  We also started

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Constructing a New Normal

The Construction industry is just one among many industries that have been severely impacted by COVID-19, and the resulting provincial shutdowns. The last several weeks we have seen the Ontario government gradually roll out phases for re-opening the province. As workers return to construction sites, it is important to remember that it still the employer’s

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The Good & The Bad of Ontario’s Covid19 Court System

“The Courts are Open and they never closed” is what I heard the Chief Justice of Ontario tell me on a webinar in April.  Technically that’s true, but the technicalities only get you so far. Small Claims Court in Ontario is being completely ignored.  Despite the Toronto Small Claims Court using telephone conference for “trial

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