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Year: 2017

Notice periods for short-term employees

August 25th, 2017 in Employment & Severance

Short-term employees who are terminated from their jobs often believe they won’t get a long notice period or significant severance pay because they haven’t worked at the company for a long time. Absent an enforceable termination clause in their employment…

A co-owner can force a sale of a home

August 21st, 2017 in Elder Law & Estates

A common problem that we see today is when two or more people own a home and one of them refuses to sell. Whether it is in the context of an estate or family dispute, often the party who refuses…

Estate Trustee During Litigation

May 25th, 2017 in Elder Law & Estates

Have you heard of an Estate Trustee During Litigation (“ETDL”)? In instances where the validity of a Will is being challenged, the estate trustee appointed under the terms of the Will has no authority to preserve or manage the estate….

Estate beneficiary advice can help

May 16th, 2017 in Estate Beneficiary Advice

When making a will, some Ontario people want to have full control over what happens to their assets after they die — even unreasonable control in some cases. Not all restrictions or conditions will be allowed by a probate court….

Challenging a will? Seek advice

March 22nd, 2017 in Estate Beneficiary Advice

When someone close has passed, it can be a deeply emotional time no matter what one’s feelings truly were for that person. Should one then be left out of the will, receive a disappointing bequest or be displeased with the…

Wrongful termination suit against city

March 22nd, 2017 in Employment & Severance

What may seem like the right course of action can sometimes lead a person into unexpected trouble. When an employee of an Ontario city pointed out illegal activity to his superiors, he likely did not anticipate the backlash. He ended…

Elder law protects seniors from abuse

February 2nd, 2017 in Elder Law

Police in Ontario say that up to 10 per cent of seniors in the province are abused by family members or caretakers. The actual number is estimated at between 40,000 and 200,000. The wide-ranging figure may be explained by the…

Vacating, Not Losing, a Construction Lien

January 30th, 2017 in Construction Liens

Entrepreneurs in the construction industry can benefit from the Construction Lien to secure payment. When cautious contractors or subcontractors notice they are not getting paid in a timely manner, they can file a lien against the property which has been…

Wrongful termination during mat leave?

January 30th, 2017 in Wrongful Termination

One of the great employee benefits offered in Ontario is the right to take maternity leave. Having the freedom to take a leave from work to give birth and then spend extended time with the new baby knowing one’s job…

Zoo Director Sues Wrongful Termination

January 27th, 2017 in Wrongful Termination

Being let go from a job is seldom an enjoyable experience. When being fired from a position is accompanied by accusations of fraud and involves the police, it must be a very bitter pill to swallow, indeed. A former zoo director…

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