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Published on: 6 Aug 2020 By

Recent court decisions create and perpetuate uncertainty in Ontario employment law

As COVID-19 seemed to put the world on “hold” for some time in 2020, Ontario courts were still busy at work releasing decisions with significant implications for employers. While we generally expect court decisions to resolve uncertainties in the law, I want to highlight three recent decisio…

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Published on: 31 Jul 2020 By

Essential visitors, essential caregivers, and COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, strict guidelines have been put in place regarding visitors at long-term care homes. On June 10, 2020, the Chief Medical Officer of Health (“CMOH”) provided an update to “Directive #3” to include precautions and procedures for homes to follow in relation to mana…

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Published on: 14 Jul 2020 By ,

Business Essentials – Episode 7: How intellectual property law affects your business

In Siskinds’ Business Essentials, a limited-run podcast series, Chris Sinal of Siskinds’ Labour & Employment group sits down with some of the firm’s business lawyers to discuss current issues and challenges facing our clients as they adapt to the new business environment resulting from …

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Published on: 25 May 2020 By ,

Business Essentials – Episode 6: Professional practice law and running a practice virtually

In Siskinds’ Business Essentials, a limited-run podcast series, Chris Sinal of Siskinds’ Labour & Employment group sits down with some of the firm’s business lawyers to discuss current issues and challenges facing our clients as they adapt to the new business environment resulting from …

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Published on: 21 May 2020 By

Some insurers offer stay-at-home drivers relief, but is it fair?

Anna Szczurko, personal injury lawyer at Siskinds LLP, comments on the relief measures being offered by some auto insurance companies in response to the pandemic. Read the full article in the London Free Press: Covid-19: Some insurers offer stay-at-home drivers relief, but is it fair?

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Published on: 19 May 2020 By ,

Business Essentials – Episode 5: Corporate law and conducting business during the pandemic

In Siskinds’ Business Essentials, a limited-run podcast series, Chris Sinal of Siskinds’ labour & employment group sits down with some of the firm’s business lawyers to discuss current issues and challenges facing our clients as they adapt to the new business environment resulting from …

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Published on: 15 May 2020 By

Filing deadlines extended for patents, trademarks and industrial designs in response to COVID-19

Note: This post has been updated to reflect additional notices issued by CIPO, mostly recently on June 30, 2020, each which further extended the previously announced extension. As Canada responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has taken the drastic…

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Published on: 15 May 2020 By

Bill 190, the COVID-19 Response and Reforms to Modernize Ontario Act

On May 12, 2020, Ontario’s declaration of emergency was extended until June 2nd, with the goal of ensuring the province’s ability to maintain the necessary tools and healthcare capacities to contain COVID-19 while businesses and the economy gradually reopen. On the same day, Bill 190, or the…

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