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Published on: 10 Feb 2022 By

What is on-premises software and how is it different from cloud computing?

If you’re starting a software company, you’re probably wondering whether you should (a) distribute the software to your end-user; or (b) run the software from the cloud while providing the end user log-in credentials to remotely access the software. This is one of the existential questions p…

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Published on: 9 Feb 2022 By

What can I do if I disagree with a class action settlement?

Class actions are regularly resolved by way of settlement. Unlike settlements in other types of litigation, class action settlements must be approved by the court. Once approved, the settlement is binding on all class members who did not opt-out of the action. Prior to the settlement approva…

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Published on: 31 Jan 2022 By

Three things Ontario employers can do this week to limit employment liability in 2022

Happy new year! Let’s hope that this is the beginning of the end of COVID-19. To start the year off with something light but action-oriented, I thought I would propose three things that you can do this week to help get your organization started off on the right foot in 2022 from an employment law...

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Published on: 26 Jan 2022 By ,

Coming to Canada on an intra-company transfer work permit

The intra-company transfer category allows international companies to temporarily transfer qualified employees to Canada for the purpose of expanding the Canadian economy and enhancing competitiveness in international markets. Intra-company transfer work permit holders provide significant ec…

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Published on: 19 Jan 2022 By

Does a father have unequal rights to parent?

In family law, there is a long-held misconception that mothers will be favoured over fathers for decision-making responsibility (custody) and parenting time (access). Back in the 1950s, courts firmly held that young children should spend the majority of time with their mother in what was cal…

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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 pr…

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