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Do You Know Your Leave Entitlements?

I’m going to get a little personal here, but it’s for a very good reason. A close family member of mine over that last year and a half has been on a leave of absence more than they have been actually working.  In June of 2021, they suffered a massive heart attack and had a

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You really ought to see a tax lawyer sometimes

As a former tax-lawyer, one thing that never fails to surprise me is how often intelligent and sophisticated clients fail to consider the tax implications of multimillion-dollar deals and transactions. I remember working on a file with a client who had recently sold his stake in a business and wanted to know what the tax

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Access to Justice Can Be Difficult

The other day we received a Notice of Trial from the Court.  The date of the Trial was November 1, 2022 at 8:30am.  However, the Notice of Trial was dated November 7, 2022.  This brought on some confusion, especially since the Settlement Conference in this matter just took place several weeks prior. I tried to

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Different laws for different Court Houses is not OK

There was a time when a Blog with this title was only, ever about Small Claims Court.  That’s not the case today. In Ontario, the Rules of Civil Procedure govern steps in a lawsuit.  The Associate Judges and Judges interpret and apply those Rules and in the past, different courthouses have had different procedures for

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Importance of Voting

(Alternate Title: Voter Turnout – SHOW THE F UP!) In light of the recent Municipal Election, I’ve swapped my law student hat for my political hat, and I decided to write this week’s blog on the importance of voter turnout and participation. The Association of Municipalities Ontario reported that out of 10,707,112 eligible voters, only

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The Electronical Monitoring of Employees  

Are you electronically spying… ahem …we mean “monitoring” your employees? Well, you will be pleased to know that nothing under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (Ontario) (“ESA”) prevents you from doing so. It is not uncommon in this digital age for employers to monitor employee emails, phone calls and even GPS track their company vehicles. This

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Andriessen & Associates

Is a Business law firm located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We are experienced lawyers who provide one stop Business legal advice, from drafting documents to aggressive litigation. Most of our services are on a flat fee basis, to allow Businesses to budget for legal work.

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