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…View 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 …View 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…View 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…View 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…View 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…View the post titled The Ontario “right” to disconnect: what should employers do about it?
Top 3 reasons to implement a shareholder agreement
What is a shareholder agreement? Simply put, a shareholder agreement is a contract that is entered into by the shareholders of a corporation, which establishes the rights and obligations of each shareholder to the corporation, and to each other. A shareholder agreement can, and often does, d…View the post titled Top 3 reasons to implement a shareholder agreement
Upheld: plaintiffs win common issues trial after 24 years of institutional abuse
In Cavanaugh et al. v. Grenville Christian College et al., 2021 ONCA 755, a unanimous Court of Appeal upheld a decision answering five common issues in the plaintiffs’ favour. This was a resounding win for the class. Class proceedings rarely go to trial. In addition to being a rare common is…View the post titled Upheld: plaintiffs win common issues trial after 24 years of institutional abuse
As a Canadian permanent resident, can I travel outside Canada without the Permanent Residence Card during COVID-19?
Since March 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (‘IRCC’) have being abstaining from the traditional in-person permanent residence landing appointments to validate Confirmation of Permanent Residence (‘CoPR’). Instead, the IRCC have been completing virtual landing and issuing e…View the post titled As a Canadian permanent resident, can I travel outside Canada without the Permanent Residence Card during COVID-19?
Associate agreements in a medical, dental, or other professional practice
Many new graduates will decide to enter a medical, dental, or other professional practice by joining an existing practice as an associate. An associate agreement is an agreement that governs the business relationship between the professional or the corporation that owns the practice (for th…View the post titled Associate agreements in a medical, dental, or other professional practice
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