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30 Mar 2020

How The Courts Are Dealing With Real Estate Disputes During COVID19

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the economy has been struggling to maintain the balance between continued delivery of essential services and the need to promote physical distancing. Ontario’s court system has been trying to balance public health concerns with the need to continue promoting access to justice.

10 Mar 2020

Potential Impacts of Coronavirus on The Workplace

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Since the beginning of 2020, the world has been concerned about the Novel Coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that can cause influenza-like symptoms in humans. An interesting characteristic of Coronaviruses is that they are “zoonotic”, meaning they can be transferred between humans and animals.

12 Feb 2020

Airbnb Introduces New Rules After Visitor Violence

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Much like the reception that greeted ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft when they first entered Toronto’s marketplace, there has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the short-term housing rental economy ever since apps like Airbnb gained popularity in the city.

15 Jan 2020

The Top Ten Legal Changes Coming Into Effect In 2020

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In our December post, we provided information on laws that you may see in 2020. As we celebrate our 10th year, we're detailing the ten laws that already have or will definitely change this year. Federal Tax Changes The basic amount that most Canadians can earn tax- free increased on January 1 to $13,229 from $12,298, which may result in tax savings of up to $140 in 2020. Changes to the Divorce Act The majority of changes will be effective July 1, 2020. The changes include updated criteria to determine a child’s best interests in custody cases and measures to address…

31 Dec 2020

Six Possible Law Changes In 2020 That Could Affect You

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2020 is likely to bring in some new laws and amendments that could affect everything from internships to a crackdown on parking spots and a possible reversal on pit bull ownership in Ontario.

14 Nov 2019

Ontario Government Amends Rules To Make Lawsuits Quicker, Easier

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On October 23, 2019, the Ontario government confirmed that we would be seeing major changes to the Court rules coming this January 2020.

19 Oct 2019

Employees, Independent Contractors, and Dependent Contractors: Why The Difference Matters

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Legally speaking, workers are generally classified into different categories. These classifications have very significant implications on a number of rights that workers are entitled to.

12 Sep 2019

What Canada's New Labour Laws Mean For You

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The federal government recently implemented a number of changes to the Canada Labour Code which largely favours federal employees in certain industries such as banks, fisheries, telecommunications, and interprovincial transportation companies.

22 Aug 2019

Don't Let a Construction Lien Ruin Your Real Estate Dreams. Here Are Your Options.

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The Pattersons hired “Joe Inc.”, a general contractor, to renovate their ground floor bathroom, kitchen, and front entranceway. As the project progressed, the Pattersons noticed a number of defects in the general contractor’s work. However, when they complained, nothing was done to resolve the problems.

11 Jul 2019

What To Do If You Discover Defects In Your New Home

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As a result of the large number of new housing and condominium projects, many Ontarions are taking advantage of the opportunity to purchase a newly-built home.

11 Jun 2019

Changes To Ontario Law To Help Home Construction Contractors Get Paid Faster

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If you are undergoing home renovations with a contractor or you are a contractor, you should note that effective October 1, 2019, several provisions under the construction law which is called the Construction Act (the “Act”) will come into force and will fundamentally change how contractors request payment from property owners.

06 May 2019

I Disagree With My Lawyer’s Bill: What Can I Do?

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Many people are surprised at the conclusion of their lawsuit when they receive a bill from their lawyer that is much higher than they expected. If you receive a bill from your lawyer that you believe is unfair, there is a process in place to address your concerns called an assessment hearing.

09 Apr 2019

Change Starts At The Top: The Value of Diversity In Senior Leadership

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In February 2019, the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion published a report addressing the important role senior management and leaders play in promoting diversity and inclusion.

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