Franchising An Increasingly High-Risk Venture For Franchisors
(Note: This article originally appeared on AdvocateDaily.com) Canada is frequently hyped as an idyllic place to launch a franchise business, but that’s not the case for many franchisors who face tougher obstacles than their counterparts in other countries, says London franchise lawyer Peter …View the post titled Franchising An Increasingly High-Risk Venture For Franchisors
Toronto Star Publishes Revealing Story about Diamond & Diamond
On Saturday, December 3, The Toronto Star published an informative article about personal injury referral service and firm, Diamond & Diamond. Click here for full coverage.View the post titled Toronto Star Publishes Revealing Story about Diamond & Diamond
Sole proprietorships and partnerships are often times the simplest and most cost-effective entities in which to operate a new business. Furthermore, there are some attractive tax benefits that may be available by choosing one of these business organizations. Several factors need to be consid…View the post titled Sole Proprietorships
Honesty is the Best Policy: Deceitful Employers Jailed for Occupational Health and Safety Act Violations
As it turns out, the Ontario Court of Justice is as friendly to liars as the Ministry of Labour is to employers who don’t comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”). That is, not friendly at all. While most employers are mindful of the hefty fines they can receive for OHSA v…View the post titled Honesty is the Best Policy: Deceitful Employers Jailed for Occupational Health and Safety Act Violations
Three-Year Phase Out Proposed For Neonicotinoid Pesticide
In an interesting twist, Health Canada just announced its intention to manage the agricultural uses of the pesticide imidacloprid to protect aquatic insects; this pesticide, like other neonicotinoid pesticides, has been under fire for some time for its effects on pollinators, for which we ha…View the post titled Three-Year Phase Out Proposed For Neonicotinoid Pesticide
What Happens If I’m Hurt On Public Transit?
(NOTE: This blog was originally posted on the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Blog) Accidents involving public transportation vehicles pose unique legal challenges, often leaving injured individuals unsure of their options. It is important to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer …View the post titled What Happens If I’m Hurt On Public Transit?
Conviction for Ivory Smuggler
Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a combined fine totalling $12,500 against an auction company and its director for unlawfully exporting a product made of python and two pieces of elephant ivory. The products were exported in contravention of the Wild Animal and Plant Protecti…View the post titled Conviction for Ivory Smuggler
Modernizing Municipal Legislation
On November 16, 2016 the Ontario government introduced changes to three key pieces of municipal legislation: Municipal Act, 2001, City of Toronto Act, Municipal Conflict of Interest Act. The proposed changes are focused on accountability and transparency; municipal financial sustainability; …View the post titled Modernizing Municipal Legislation
Invasive species regulations now in force
As we reported last year, on November 3, 2015, the province passed several new pieces of environmental legislation, including the Invasive Species Act, 2015. The province has now introduced regulations under the Act to ban the import, breeding, purchase and sale of 19 invasive species. There…View the post titled Invasive species regulations now in force
Terminating Employees for Criminal Charges: Does Just Cause Exist
We live in a society where our criminal justice system presumes a person innocent until proven guilty. That said, the reality is that many people criminally charged are guilty. Even where innocent, it can take months – if not years – before criminal charges are resolved, during which time it…View the post titled Terminating Employees for Criminal Charges: Does Just Cause Exist
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