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Published on: 14 Jan 2022 By

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…

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Published on: 7 Jan 2022 By

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…

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Published on: 5 Jan 2022 By

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…

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Published on: 4 Jan 2022 By

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…

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Published on: 22 Dec 2021 By

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…

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Published on: 21 Dec 2021 By ,

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…

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Published on: 9 Dec 2021 By

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…

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