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“Begin With the End in Mind: The 6 Steps of The Estate Planning Process”

Daniel Collison provides a useful 6-step guide to thinking about estate planning in “Begin With the End in Mind: The 6 Steps of The Estate Planning Process”. His points: Establish and Secure Retirement Lifestyle Goals Determine and Minimize Estate Taxation Determine Estate Beneficiaries Formulate Distribution Strategies Protect Estate Value Formalize Estate Documentation The entire article […]

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HRTO making bigger damage awards

From De Bousquet PC Barristers and Solicitors: “…there is an increasing willingness on the part of the HRTO to grant significant monetary awards to discriminated employees. However, it seems that an employer’s conduct must be of a particularly egregious nature to warrant such a significant award.”    

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What Is and Isn’t Required of Employers During Ontario Election

Michael Comartin of Ogletree Deakins provides us with this: “Ontario employers may want to be mindful of their obligations with respect to employee voting rights on Election Day. This means not only understanding what the law requires of employers but also what it does not require, as employees often have misconceptions about what their rights […]

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If you see this man accused of murder, call the police

Robert Ashley Williams of London wanted on 2nd-degree murder charge in Richmond Row homicide

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“Married vs. common-law rights in estate matters”

Paula Kulig of Shinehoft Law in Toronto provides an excellent summary of things you need to know about estate matters in living together vs. being married. “Married vs. common-law rights in estate matters”  

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Top 9 workplace posting requirements every Ontario employer must know

Fred Stewart of First Reference provides a very helpful article: “The 9 top workplace posting requirements every Ontario employer must know – with the latest requirements”

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Employers: Watch out for HRTO double jeopardy

The double “financial” jeopardy of HRTO damages against the employer Kevin Sambrano points out the increasingly widely-ranging and increasingly savage awards being handed out by Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal.  

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ONCA “reinforces deference to arbitration”

“The Court held that courts must defer to arbitral awards unless the applicant can meet the exacting standards to set aside an award contained in the Ontario [legislation].”  An international arbitration case, but one which follows the pattern of those done locally under the Arbitration Act. Thank you to F. Paul Morrison, Claire Seaborn and […]

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Employment Termination Doesn’t Terminate LTD Benefits Application Right

Sean Bawden of Kelly Santini LLP has an informative article up: “The takeaway for employers, especially those who `self-insure’ disability benefits, is to be mindful of exactly what you are insuring and for how long. Simply because an employee has left your employ does not necessarily mean that his or her ability to make application […]

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“Ontario to Revoke New Holiday Pay Calculation Rule”

“The Ontario government has announced that it will reverse a Bill 148 amendment on the calculation of public holiday pay. The Bill 148 amendment, which came into force on January 1, 2018, was highly criticized by employers as costly and confusing. For example, the Bill 148 calculation required the payment of a full day of […]

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