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Email problem

If you have experienced difficulty reaching David Sanders through his [older] “@camberwellhouse.com” email address, we apologize.   There was a gap caused by our transfer from one ISP to another. We have now solved the problem [and emails to the older address will continue to reach David], but ask you to change your email address for […]

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New payroll remittance rules for 2016

Barry Garnet of First Reference reminds us … “Beginning in 2016, new employers are eligible for quarterly remitting if they have monthly withholding of less than $1,000 and maintain a perfect compliance record in respect of their Canadian tax obligations. This measure does not affect the amount of tax owing, just the timing of the […]

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3 most common employment standards non-monetary violations

McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s “Employment Advisor” service notes… The three most common employment standards non-monetary violations: — Hours of work – excess daily/weekly hours — Vacation pay – written agreements — Record-keeping For further details, see “Ontario Ministry of Labour compliance blitz – The results are in“, provided by First Reference.

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3 most common employment standards monetary violations

McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s “Employment Advisor” service notes… The three most common employment standards monetary violations: — Public holiday pay — Overtime pay — Vacation pay For further details, see “Ontario Ministry of Labour compliance blitz – The results are in“, provided by First Reference.

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Injuries to non-employees can lead to OHSA employer convictions & fines

An excellent short article from Adrian Meiedema of Denton’s.  A key take-away:  “if the injury resulted from a hazard to which workers were also exposed, the OHSA applies and the employer may be charged and fined”. In our world of small and medium sized enterprises [SMEs] we are often too casual about letting non-employees into […]

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“Alert: ORPP Phase-In of Contributions Delayed Until January 2018”

From Blake Cassels: “On February 16, 2016, the Ontario and federal governments announced an agreement regarding the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) (Announcement). The Ontario government is proposing to delay phase-in of the ORPP by starting the first phase of contributions in January 2018. ” Citation and further reading: Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP http://www.blakesbusinessclass.com/alert-orpp-phase-in-of-contributions-delayed-until-january-2018/

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Expanding to Elgin County

David Sanders is now a member of the Elgin Law Association.

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Harvey Silverglate of FIRE has kind words for Justice Scalia

A positive view of the late Justice Scalia, focusing on his (laudable) loathing for vaguely written criminal laws. http://ow.ly/YoFRj

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As hagiographies pile up, we should remember this:

Arguably America’s best ever prosecutor on Scalia and friends: “None Dare Call it Treason”, http://ow.ly/Yof8t .  Very worth a read.

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Something to remember about the late Justice Scalia

“[SCOTUS] has never held that the Constitution forbids the execution of a convicted defendant who has had a full and fair trial but is later able to convince a habeas court that he is ‘actually’ innocent,” Antonin Scalia, In Re Troy Anthony Davis, 557 US (2009) http://ow.ly/Yo7yt

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