Our Take on Things

You Can Complain, But You Cannot (Usually) Hide at the HRTO

If you aren’t savvy with acronyms, the “HRTO” is the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. This Tribunal deals with claims of discrimination and harassment brought under the Ontario Human Rights Code.  As business lawyers we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of HRTO Applications being filed against employers. In fact, there’s been a

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Employment Agreements Matter

It’s coldish, there is a lot of snow, (sometimes) the days are short and the nights are long.  That’s right, it’s February.  What better way to celebrate a mild month than to have a Teacher’s strike?  For those, like me,  with young children being affected by the strike, I sympathize and hope for a quick

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Family Business

As we all look back fondly on the Family Day we just celebrated, or perhaps with a “see ya later suckers” attitude, it seemed like the right day to Blog about family businesses. The mere mention of Family Business sets off the gentle ding ding of alarm bells in most Business Lawyers’ heads and often,

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Just Consent Already

It is very frustrating to deal with parties who act unreasonably in a matter.  That frustration gets taken up a notch (or forty) when the other party is self-represented, because they usually don’t know how the Court process works. I am having a tonsillectomy mid-February and I am expected to be home for several weeks

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Death, Taxes & Secondary Wills

Even in death we often can’t escape the tax man. When we die, estate administration tax, or “probate fees,” become payable. These fees, which are approximately 1.5% of the value of a deceased’s estate, can add up. However, some smart estate planning by your lawyer can limit and sometimes avoid the payment of probate fees.

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It’s Your Right To Not Receive Spam

It amazes me how many times I check my email, professional and personal, and see the amount of “junk” mail that is there, especially with all the big hype when CASL came into force July 1, 2014.  Sure, I ordered off your website ONCE, does that mean I need to get your emails every three

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