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How You Handle Your Divorce Can Impact Your Child Forever

By: Jean S. Beaton Parental conflict is toxic for children. Studies have demonstrated that when exposed to conflict our brains release stress hormones that over time can actually change brain functioning. This exposure to conflict can manifest as anti-social behaviour, problems at school, problems interacting with others, impaired problem solving and delinquency. No parent wants […] Read More

SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

Slips, trips and fall injuries are the most common types of injuries. Uneven walkways or steps, wet and/or oily surfaces loose or un-anchored mats, deteriorating concrete, poor lighting, a foot striking an object, icy conditions, are all contributors to fall incidents. For an injured person to make a claim for general damages (pain and suffering) […] Read More

Dealing with Separation in a Better Way

The Benefits of Collaborative Law By Jean S. Beaton   When people come to see me for an initial consultation after a separation, they often list similar priorities. That is, people want to resolve matters quickly and cost-effectively while remaining amicable, to the extent that this is possible.   I make a point to discuss […] Read More

Why use Mediation or Arbitration to Solve Your Dispute?

By:  Malte von Anrep, QC   No dispute resolution procedure is perfect.  The aim is to find the one that works the best.   Based on my fifty plus years of experience in using the courtroom litigation process I have conclude that issuing a claim in court and proceed to trial is the least efficient method […] Read More

Bill 148 Implementation Time Table & Employment Standards Poster version 7.0

In our November 2017 corporate bulletin, we provided an update and overview of Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, which extensively amends the provisions of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and Employment Standards Act 2000 (ESA).   Since our November Corporate Bulletin, we have received several inquiries regarding the timeline of effective changes.  […] Read More

BILL 148, THE FAIR WORKPLACES, BETTER JOBS ACT, 2017 – BECOMES LAW

By Leanne Standryk and Alexandra Del Vecchio   In 2015, the Ontario Government announced a comprehensive review of issues affecting the modern workplace.  Two advisors prepared a final report outlining 173 changes to the Employment Standards Act 2000 (“ESA”) and the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (“LRA”). The Government introduced an Act to amend the Employment […] Read More

BILL 148, THE FAIR WORKPLACES, BETTER JOBS ACT, 2017 – BECOMES LAW

By Leanne Standryk and Alexandra DelVecchio In 2015, the Ontario Government announced a comprehensive review of issues affecting the modern workplace.  Two advisors prepared a final report outlining 173 changes to the Employment Standards Act 2000 (“ESA”) and the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (“LRA”). The Government introduced an Act to amend the Employment Standards Act […] Read More

Should You Sue Over a Bad Review?

By: Kristi J. Collins Most businesses today have an online presence. They host a website, tag it on Google, and may market using social media such as Facebook or Twitter. The expanded exposure is expected to increase business. With broad exposure, however, also comes the increased threat of bad reviews derailing a business. For whatever […] Read More

AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE “AIN’T” WHAT IT USED TO BE IN ONTARIO

  By Sheila Marcantonio   By now, you all know that we in Ontario are paying the highest insurance costs for automobile insurance in Canada and apparently, we have the least amount of accidents.  Ontario’s roads are among the safest in North America.  According to a recent government report, Ontario’s 2013 auto-accident fatality rate was […] Read More

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