Social Media and Your Personal Injury Claim

Blog Post
November 14, 2018
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How can your social media presence affect a personal injury claim? Read about a recent case where Instagram photos were used to discredit the severity of a motor vehicle injury.

Harassment in the workplace: What it looks like and how to handle it

Blog Post
November 5, 2018
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It could be a touch on the shoulder, a demeaning comment in front of colleagues or an inappropriate invitation to get together outside of working hours. While these acts may be initially easy to shrug off, with time and repetition they can quickly cross over into workplace harassment. But where is that line drawn?

Addressing the Gender Wage Gap: The Pay Transparency Act

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October 24, 2018
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What should employers know about pending changes to equal pay? Read about the Pay Transparency Act, which promotes gender equality in the workplace through increased transparency over compensation.

Barwin Fertility Case – The Many Ways People Have Been Affected

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October 23, 2018
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The case of fertility doctor Norman Barwin has affected countless individuals and families across Canada. Nelligan O’Brien Payne first commenced a class action against Dr. Barwin in 2016, alleging numerous errors in his fertility practice, including that he used his own sperm to impregnate women during fertility treatment at his clinic. Alison Motluk from the HeyReprotech Newsletter has published a list of the various kinds of discrepancies we have seen arising out of Dr. Barwin’s fertility practice.

Cannabis Legalization Part 2: Driving Impaired

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October 22, 2018
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Marijuana use was legalized in Canada this week, and while this has been over a year in the making, the many issues raised by the legalization of marijuana continue to be debated and discussed. One important aspect is how the legalization of marijuana will affect drivers. This post will look at the state of the law as it relates to drug impairment and driving, and what the repercussions are for being caught driving under the influence.

Five Common Myths About Child Support in Ontario

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October 16, 2018
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Child support is rife with myths, misinformation and misunderstandings about the law, which can create expectations for parents as to what they could owe or receive in child support. This post will explain some of the more common myths about child support, and set the record straight about the Child Support Guidelines.

Cannabis Legalization Part 1: How driving high affects your auto insurance

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October 10, 2018
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The recreational use of marijuana will be legal in Canada on October 17, 2018. In addition to posting a risk to yourself and others, did you know driving high can result in a criminal conviction that will significantly impact your insurance coverage?

Will They Believe Me? Workplace Investigations and Credibility

Blog Post
October 9, 2018
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In Ontario, the Occupational Health and Safety Act imposes a statutory obligation on employers to investigate workplace harassment and workplace violence. The investigation must be timely, objective, confidential, and thorough. A workplace investigation is typically conducted with reference to the civil standard of proof, whether it was more likely than not that an alleged event or conduct occurred.

Cannabis law update to significantly affect workplaces

Blog Post
October 2, 2018
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What is the proposed change to pot consumption in the workplace? Read about the recent Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, and how it changes where and how marijuana can be consumed.