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Published on: 22 Dec 2022 By

When should I sue in Small Claims Court?

What is Small Claims Court? Small Claims Court is a branch of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. It was designed to provide an efficient and cost-effective forum for Plaintiffs to bring or defend claims that are worth $35,000 or less. When suing in Small Claims Court, you can sue for mon…

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Published on: 22 Dec 2022 By

New transparency requirement for Ontario corporations

Effective January 1, 2023, Ontario corporations governed by the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) will be required to maintain a register of individuals with significant control. This change arises from Bill 43, which was passed by the Ontario government in 2021. Those familiar with federa…

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Published on: 21 Dec 2022 By

Labour law 101: Collective bargaining*

What is collective bargaining? Continuing with our labour law series, in this week’s blog post we will discuss collective bargaining, the process by which a union and an employer negotiate the terms and conditions of employment for employees for whom the union holds bargaining rights. What i…

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Published on: 21 Dec 2022 By

Step-parents: Will you have a child support obligation?

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Today, blended families are common, and many people find themselves becoming step-parents to their new spouse’s children. Whether they are married or in a common-law relationship, step-parents may be surprised to learn that upon separation they may be t…

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Published on: 16 Dec 2022 By

What you need to know about 2023 statutory deductibles and thresholds

Did you know that if you have been hurt in a motor vehicle collision seriously enough to receive an award for pain and suffering, it may be reduced by $44,367.24? This amount is known as the statutory deductible, and it is tied to inflation and increases each year. If you are injured in a motor...

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Published on: 16 Dec 2022 By

Vendor financing: Considerations for business sellers

Following a year focused heavily on concerns surrounding inflation, the Bank of Canada made its seventh rate increase of 2022 on December 7. After a period of cheap access to money fuelling robust M&A activity, some prospective buyers may be finding themselves in a more challenging posi…

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Published on: 16 Dec 2022 By

My child suffered an injury at birth, can I start a lawsuit?

While the birth of a new child can be a joyous time, it can also be difficult, particularly if the child suffers an injury at birth during labour or delivery. In addition to adjusting to the new roles of parents and caregivers of an injured child, the question of whether the birth injury was…

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Published on: 15 Dec 2022 By

How does a second family impact child support?

After a separation, it is not uncommon for one or both spouses to move on to a new romantic relationship, have new biological children or take on the role of a step-parent. This is sometimes referred to as a “second family”. Having a second family can create new financial obligations, and th…

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Published on: 15 Dec 2022 By

Labour law 101: Certification applications in the construction industry

What employers need to know about certification applications in the construction industry Continuing with our labour law basics series, in today’s post we will discuss what to do if a union files a certification application with the Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB” or the “Board”) seek…

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Published on: 14 Dec 2022 By

Insurance companies paying below minimum wage for attendant care support

A Court decision from 2021 interpreted recent legislation to mean that unless personal support workers (“PSWs”) or other licenced care providers are willing to provide services below minimum wage, injured people will be required to pay the difference, or they will simply not be able to recei…

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