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Published on: 13 Oct 2016 By

Peter Dillon to co-host free franchise mini-summit in Toronto

Franchise lawyer Peter Dillon will co-host the Franchise ROI Mini-Summit in Toronto on Oct. 24, in partnership with IFX International Franchise Management. The event, presented by Dillon, partner at Siskinds, and Dan Martin, president and CEO of IFX, will focus primarily on how to produce hi…

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Published on: 12 Oct 2016 By

How Should Employers Address Workplace Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is front and centre in the news these days. That means your employees are thinking about it, talking about it, and maybe considering the merits of filing a complaint. While this might make for a stressful and potentially expensive time for employers, there are ways to limit…

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Published on: 22 Aug 2016 By

Ontario Court of Appeal Helps Ensure Conspirators are Held Accountable for their Wrongdoing

Nearly every Canadian consumer has purchased something that contains a price-fixed component. Price-fixing occurs in many industries – from components of consumer electronics to chemicals to auto parts to chocolate. Price-fixing occurs where competing companies agree to increase prices, redu…

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Published on: 18 Jul 2016 By

A Break for Employers on Termination Clauses

Finally! The Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a termination clause in an employment contract that did NOT reference benefit continuation (when indeed there were benefits) or severance (when the employer had a payroll of $2.5 million or more and the employee qualified for the severance payment …

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Published on: 19 May 2016 By

Siskinds Franchise Law Group Named Global Leader in Franchise Law

Congratulations to Peter Dillon and the franchise law group, for being named a Canadian leader in franchise law in the Corporate LiveWire 2016 Global Awards! These awards recognize individuals and companies in the corporate finance sector that have demonstrated great achievements in the past…

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Published on: 29 Apr 2016 By

$21,000 fine and restitution for road salt damage to trees

On April 6, 2016, Jaret Bousfield was convicted under the Environmental Protection Act for permitting the discharge of road salt that caused or was likely to cause damage to a neighbour’s mature cedar trees. Bousfield pleaded guilty to the charge, and was fined $5,000, plus the 25% victim fi…

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