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Published on: 8 Oct 2015 By

Disclosure requirements bring challenges for franchisors

The greatest disadvantages facing franchisors in Canada include the costs, complexities and risks associated with franchise disclosure, including possible personal liability for the signatories of the franchise disclosure document, franchise lawyer Peter Dillon tells Corporate LiveWire’s Fra…

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Published on: 6 Oct 2015 By

Wild horses can't keep wind energy away: new twist on anti-wind litigation

In Clarington Wind Concerns v Ontario (Director, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change), 205 CanLII 51503 (ON ERT), the Environmental Review Tribunal (“ERT”) has dismissed the latest twists in anti-wind litigation. This time, wind opponents raised concerns about spooked …

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Published on: 30 Sep 2015 By

The Berenstain Bears; Terminations for Cause; and Parallel Universes

Readers of certain age will recall the Berenstain Bears books – either you read them or they were read to you. I’m often reminded of them when I read decisions where a judge or arbitrator says, in effect, “Little Bear, this is what you should not do!” An example can be found in the recent case...

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Published on: 29 Sep 2015 By

Automobiles vs Recreational Off-Road Vehicles: Are You Covered by Insurance?

While riding off-road vehicles such as ATVs, dune buggies, and quads can be lots of fun, they can also lead to serious accidents and injuries. It is important to know your insurance obligations and to know whether or not you are covered by insurance if an accident occurs while riding an off-…

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Published on: 28 Sep 2015 By

Sobering Thoughts: Hosting Social Functions with Alcohol and How to Reduce Your Liability

(This is a repost of an article originally published in 2013) The days are getting shorter and the weather cooler. Fall is clearly here. For many employers, this means that plans for the office holiday party are in the works. It also means that many employees will be consuming alcohol at an …

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Published on: 24 Sep 2015 By

Ontario Labour Relations Board (“OLRB”) increases demands on employers in construction sector Certification Applications

From the “are you kidding me??” file … When employers in the construction sector receive an Application for Certification by a Union, they have two business days to file a Response. You can imagine the whirlwind of activity this creates even if the Application comes to the attention of the r…

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Published on: 24 Sep 2015 By

How Will the Recent Changes to Ontario Accident Benefits Affect Your Rehabilitation

On September 1st, 2015 there were important changes to Ontario’s Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule. These changes significantly lowered the benefits available to Ontarians who are injured in a motor vehicle accident. This article looks at the changes and discusses how they impact accident…

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