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A Deal is a Deal for Commercial Disputes in Ontario

by Yar Diduch   The Commercial Mediation Act, 2010 (CMA) is celebrating its fifth anniversary of existence since being enacted on October 25, 2010. It is still early to gauge the extent of the business community’s use of this piece of legislation, but there is no denying that Ontario now offers several advantages to mediating […] Read More

What Happens In Vegas – Can Get You Fired

By Vita Gauley   From inappropriate posts on Facebook to distasteful tweets disparaging an employer’s business – some employees have now found themselves out of a job as a result of their use of social media. As social media becomes the new norm of communication what has traditionally been considered a matter of one’s private […] Read More

The Written Employment Contract

 by Leanne Standryk   Introduction Employers are using written employment contracts more and more, and for good reason. The increasing complexity of employment law and the high costs of termination have forced employers to be more careful when they establish new employment relationships. While no contract can address every potential issue, there is much to […] Read More

New Legislation Increases Award Cap to Terminated Employees

New Legislation Increases Award Cap to Terminated Employees By     Civita Gauley & Leanne Standryk   Terminated employees who are seeking compensation reflective of termination pay, statutory severance pay and unpaid wages owed to them often find themselves seeking out the assistance of the Ministry of Labour (MOL), Employment Standards Branch (ESB). The choice of the […] Read More


IS IT TIME TO FORM A PARTNERSHIP? by Rob Galloway   Starting a business can be a daunting task. There are many questions which need to be answered and procedures that must be put in place. But before you can move forward setting up your business, you must first decide what form of business organization […] Read More

Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act (Bill 18)

Last Fall, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 was passed, which in turn has amended the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA). The amendments reduce the hurdles faced by employees who seek a remedy through the Ministry of Labour however has also established several important deadlines including an Employer posting requirements. One of […] Read More

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