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When dealing with legal matters, knowing about limitation periods in Ontario is essential. These time limits determine the period within which legal actions must be started. Regardless of the merits of your case, respecting these periods is crucial. Filing your claim too late could result in it being dismissed.
What Is a Limitation Period in

Every week we are seeing articles about mass layoffs happening at home and abroad. This economic trend highlights the importance of understanding the rules and processes involved in mass layoffs in Ontario.
Mass layoffs are complicated and deeply stressful times for both employers and employees. Unlike individual terminations, special rules apply when dealing with a

Mediation has become a common alternative dispute resolution technique that encourages settlement negotiations before turning to expensive and time-consuming litigation. As courts struggle with overwhelming caseloads and limited resources, mandatory mediation in Ontario has become an effective instrument in today’s judicial system for settling civil litigation claims in a timely manner. This article aims to

In today’s complex business environment, commercial disputes are almost inevitable. These disputes can disrupt business operations and threaten growth and success. Resolving these disputes quickly and cost-effectively is crucial. This article explains the most popular methods of commercial dispute resolution: mediation, arbitration, negotiation, and commercial litigation, and how a commercial litigation lawyer can assist in

In the unpredictable business realm, legal challenges often arise when least expected, presenting significant hurdles for well-established companies and emerging startups. Such scenarios highlight an essential question: why wait for workplace disputes or litigation to occur before seeking legal advice?
Proactive Legal Strategies: The Corporate Lawyer’s Role
Investing in proactive legal services from the outset

Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. When not addressed promptly and effectively, it can lead to decreased productivity, low morale, and even legal disputes. As an employer, taking proactive steps to manage and resolve conflicts is crucial. Here are some effective strategies that employers can implement to foster a harmonious work environment.
1. Establish Clear

Executive compensation packages in Canada, whether in the public or private sector, are intricate and multifaceted. Executives often receive a significant portion of their compensation through non-traditional methods such as stock options, bonuses, restricted share units, and long-term incentive plans (LTIP). Structuring these packages is a complex endeavor that demands a comprehensive understanding of various

In Ontario, the Human Rights Code (the “Code”) protects non-unionized, provincially-regulated employees against discrimination based on the following protected grounds

  •  Race,  
  • Ancestry,  
  • Place of origin,  
  • Ethnic origin,  
  • Citizenship,  
  • Creed,  
  • Sex,  
  • Sexual orientation,  
  • Gender identity and expression,  
  • Age, 
  • Family status, and  
  • Disability.  

Where an individual is personally subject to adverse treatment based

Addressing workplace discrimination is not just a legal obligation for employers; it is a fundamental commitment to fostering a healthy and inclusive work environment. In this article, we explore the responsibilities of employers in intervening and resolving instances of discrimination at work. From the importance of a complaint procedure to the need for corporate awareness,