The impact of marriage and separation on an existing will: recent changes to the Succession Law Reform Act
Recent amendments to the Succession Law Reform Act have changed the impact of marriage and separation on an existing Will. Prior to January 1, 2022, marrying after the date a Will was signed caused that Will to be automatically revoked. To avoid revocation, the Will had to provide that it w…Continue reading the post titled The impact of marriage and separation on an existing will: recent changes to the Succession Law Reform Act
Non-compete clauses in Ontario: status and potential application of Bill 27
By now, most employers know that Bill 27, the Working for Workers’ Act (the “Act”), prohibits employers and most employees from entering into non-competition agreements (“non-competes”). At this point, we have limited information about how this will be implemented and treated by the C…Continue reading the post titled Non-compete clauses in Ontario: status and potential application of Bill 27
Litigation Autonomy, Class Actions, and Unexplored Territory
Analyzing the Superior Court’s decision in Brazeau v. Canada (Attorney General), 2021 ONSC 8158 Introduction Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act, 1992 (the “CPA”) divides class actions into different stages, contingent on whether the litigation is focused on collective or individual issues. A p…Continue reading the post titled Litigation Autonomy, Class Actions, and Unexplored Territory
How do I join a class action?
A class action is a lawsuit that is brought by one or more persons on behalf of a larger group of people whose claims share common legal and/or factual issues. Together, these people form a “class” and are referred to as “class members.” In Ontario and most other provinces, class action…Continue reading the post titled How do I join a class action?
On-campus employment definition for international students
Most post-secondary international students are aware that there are specific restrictions with respect to the number of hours a week they can work off-campus. However, not many international students are aware that there are no such restrictions when it comes to on-campus employment. This wo…Continue reading the post titled On-campus employment definition for international students
So, you want to settle your family law case?
Family law disputes can be especially challenging for the couple involved. They are never easy. Often, the participants are parents who share children. Sometimes, they are shareholders who share a business. The point is that there is a lot at stake. The issues are very personal and there is…Continue reading the post titled So, you want to settle your family law case?
Could Siri be an inventor?
You’ve probably asked Siri lots of questions, like “what’s the weather outside?” or “how long do you cook a soft-boiled egg?” But what if Siri was a little more sophisticated? What if you could ask Siri to design something or to improve a process? Imagine you were working on something, say a…Continue reading the post titled Could Siri be an inventor?
Conspiracy theory: Is price-matching illegal?
Federal Court decision sheds light on the difference between unlawful conspiracies and “conscious parallelism”. You pull up to a major intersection. There’s a gas station on every corner. You notice one of the stations is raising the price on its sign by a few cents higher than i…Continue reading the post titled Conspiracy theory: Is price-matching illegal?
What is a fair share? Sometimes, nothing
In a recent decision, the Ontario Superior Court denied a paralegal’s motion to be paid for efforts of questionable significance Class actions often involve matters of public interest. In some cases, this might drive multiple individuals to initiate separate lawsuits or class actions involvi…Continue reading the post titled What is a fair share? Sometimes, nothing
The Ontario “right” to disconnect: what should employers do about it?
Bill 27, otherwise known as the Working for Workers Act, 2021, recently received Royal Assent. The bill introduced various amendments to employment legislation in Ontario, including the Employment Standards Act, 2000. Two changes are attracting the most interest from employers. First, the ES…Continue reading the post titled The Ontario “right” to disconnect: what should employers do about it?