Understanding your Statutory Accident Benefits so you are fairly compensated
If you’re injured in a car accident, your insurer will place you into one of three Statutory Accident Benefit categories, based on the severity of your injury. The category you’re placed in determines the amount of money you can receive from medical/rehabilitative benefits. Your category als…View the post titled Understanding your Statutory Accident Benefits so you are fairly compensated
What to do immediately after a car crash
Motor vehicle collisions are traumatic. It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed, scared and confused following a crash. If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s important to remain calm and remember that your safety and the safety of other people are the top priority. Below are some gen…View the post titled What to do immediately after a car crash
2023 Ontario budget – Highlights for employers
On March 23, 2023, the Ontario government tabled its 2023 Budget. If passed, the Budget will address critical needs in the province, including Ontario’s labour shortage, particularly in sectors such as construction and health care. Highlights of particular interest to employer include:View the post titled 2023 Ontario budget – Highlights for employers
An employment lawyer’s review of an AI-drafted employment agreement
Along with what feels like every other person on the planet, I’ve been experimenting with ChatGPT. For the uninitiated, ChatGPT is an AI chat bot developed by OpenAI. I’m hardly an expert on the subject, but ChatGPT does not appear to “think” the way humans do. It is incapable of subjective …View the post titled An employment lawyer’s review of an AI-drafted employment agreement
My business suffered a ransomware attack. Should I pay?
Ransomware attacks have become an increasingly common threat for businesses of all sizes, and it is essential for your business to have a plan in place for how to respond if your organization is ever targeted. During the ransomware attack, among the most critical decisions that your business…View the post titled My business suffered a ransomware attack. Should I pay?
IRCC approves new English language test for Canadian immigration
Skilled Workers who apply for immigration to Canada need to prove their language proficiency in any of two official languages of Canada (English or French) by providing a test result completed by a Language Testing agency approved by IRCC. A lot depends on the language test scores. The Immig…View the post titled IRCC approves new English language test for Canadian immigration
Johnson & Johnson’s bankruptcy strategy for talcum powder cancer lawsuits rejected by US Court
A US Court of Appeals has rejected a controversial strategy by Johnson & Johnson to use a bankruptcy as a way to deal with billions of dollars worth of claims filed against the company by cancer victims, who allege that J&J’s talcum powder products (e.g., baby powder) cause cancer.…View the post titled Johnson & Johnson’s bankruptcy strategy for talcum powder cancer lawsuits rejected by US Court
Which losses are recoverable in a personal injury lawsuit?
Injuries from a car accident, a slip and fall or an assault can affect one’s ability to continue with day-to-day life. An individual who suffers losses due to another’s wrongdoing may have a personal injury claim against those responsible. A personal injury claim is guided by the losses suff…View the post titled Which losses are recoverable in a personal injury lawsuit?
Failed real estate deals: The assessment date for damages
It is inevitable that some deals fall apart, but the consequences and frequency of these failures can vary based on whether it occurs in a rising, falling or stable market. The state of the market may also affect who the at-fault party is likely to be. With declining purchase prices, failed …View the post titled Failed real estate deals: The assessment date for damages
Title insurance: Your Title fraud security blanket
Title fraud occurs where an imposter sells or refinances your home without your knowledge. The question then becomes: if it happens without your knowledge, how can you protect yourself? We see it in the media, “Impersonators posing as homeowners linked to 32 property fraud cases in Ontario a…View the post titled Title insurance: Your Title fraud security blanket
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