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I'm Interested In Purchasing My First Property. What Are Some Of The Common Reasons Real Estate Deals Fall Through?
The process of buying your first home can be both an exciting and overwhelming experience. Often, it is the largest investment a person will make in their lifetime
1 Oct 2019
The Home Inspectors Act To Provide More Protection For Homebuyers
The weather is cooling down but the Toronto housing market saw double digit growth this past month.
25 Sep 2019
Novel Issues Raised By Transgender Human Rights Complaints
A recent human rights complaint against several salons in Vancouver, British Columbia sheds new light on the relationship between human rights law and persons who identify as transgender.
19 Sep 2019
Can My Employer Dismiss Me Due To My Unseen Disability?
Employers should investigate further before immediately dismissing employees for violating workplace drug and alcohol policies. An employee's diagnosis of substance dependence
12 Sep 2019
After The Family Court Changes A Final Order, Is The Original Order Still Enforceable?
Family Law is all about changing family dynamics. Families do not stop changing just because a court makes a final order. Parenting arrangements and child support are particularly prone
9 Sep 2019
What If Your Spouse Shortchanges You In Their Will?
If you qualify as a "dependant" spouse, even if unmarried, you can make a Dependant Support claim under the Succession Law Reform Act.
30 Aug 2019
Can Behaviours Associated With A Sex Addiction Merit Employee Dismissal?
A recent Nova Scotia labour arbitration decision suggests that employers may not have to accommodate employees who have a medically diagnosed sex addiction where behaviours associated with such an addiction clearly justify discipline or termination
28 Aug 2019
What Is A Continuing Power Of Attorney For Property?
A Continuing Power of Attorney for Property is a legal document in which you can appoint a person or persons to act on your behalf (called an "Attorney") with respect to your property and financial
26 Aug 2019
Could A Gift Card Compensate For A Minor Human Rights Tribunal complaint?
A recent British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal decision has struck down a human rights complaint by a supermarket customer on the grounds that she was already compensated by the store for her complaint.
22 Aug 2019
How Canada's Privacy Legislation Affects The Use Of Third Party Information And Payment Processors
Businesses often use third party entities to process customer information or transactions and to then relay portions of that information back to the business. Businesses using third parties
19 Aug 2019
Thinking Of Getting Married? Maybe You Should Consider A Marriage Contract
There is more to marriage than just a party with a DJ and catered food. Getting married is a serious legal undertaking which involves significant financial consequences.
15 Aug 2019
Avoiding Guardianship Litigation With Carefully Considered Powers Of Attorney
With Canada's aging population, there has been an increase in disputes within families about who should be making personal and financial decisions on behalf of incapable members of the family.
8 Aug 2019
What Happens When A Party To A Real Estate Transaction Fails To Close?
The Agreement of Purchase and Sale (APS) has been signed and any conditions waived or fulfilled. All that remains is for the closing itself to take place. What happens when a party to a firm APS fails to close the deal?
7 Aug 2019
7 Estate Planning Tips For Spouses
Estate planning is inarguably one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. Not only can estate planning legally protect your spouse and assets
2 Aug 2019
Arbitration Clauses in Employment Agreements: New Developments
Two recent Ontario court decisions suggest that arbitration clauses requiring employees in employment agreements to submit certain employment actions to arbitration may be unenforceable.
31 Jul 2019
Denied A Job Due To Lack Of Canadian Work Eligibility? You May Have Been Discriminated Against
If you have recently been denied a job due to a lack of proof of permanent eligibility to work in Canada, you may be entitled to compensation under Ontario human rights law.
29 Jul 2019
Failing To Abide By Confidentiality Provisions In A Settlement Agreement Can Cost You Your Settlement Payment
In the spring of 2018 Dr. Mehta was terminated by Acadia University for, among other things, allegedly harassing students and other faculty members.
23 Jul 2019
The House I Recently Purchased Was Used To Manufacture Illegal Substances: What Now?
You've just signed an agreement of purchase and sale, and you've discovered that drugs were illegally manufactured on the property years before the seller bought it. Can you get your deposit back?
17 Jul 2019
An Illness/Injury Has Made It Unfeasible To Return To Work: What Can I Do?
If an injury or illness has resulted in there being no reasonable likelihood that you will be able to return to work within the foreseeable future, you may be entitled to compensation.
15 Jul 2019
Does Every Home Purchase And Sale In Ontario Require A Lawyer?
Parties to a real estate Agreement of Purchase and Sale occasionally ask whether they actually need a lawyer to close the deal. The answer to that question is a resounding yes.
12 Jul 2019
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