Class Action: Is it right for you?

Blog Post
January 18, 2019
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People impacted by the recent OC Transpo crash may be wondering whether they are obligated to join the class action. The short answer is: you do not need to make a claim through the class action.

Update To Cannabis Law In Workplaces – What’s New?

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December 21, 2018
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Whereas the SFOA previously applied only to medical cannabis, it now applies to cannabis generally.  The distinction between medical and recreational cannabis has been dropped. The SFOA prohibits only smoking cannabis or holding lighted cannabis in “enclosed workplaces”. “Enclosed workplaces” is defined in the SFOA as follows (emphasis added): “enclosed workplace” means, (a) the inside… Read more »

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas: The Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Work Parties

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December 13, 2018
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With the holiday season upon us, ‘tis the season to talk about the night before Christmas we all look forward to at the workplace: the annual holiday work party. These celebrations come in all shapes and sizes: afternoon teas, gift exchanges, ugly sweater competitions, Christmas caroling, dinner, dancing – the possibilities are endless. Unfortunately, so too are the possibilities for things to go wrong.

Non-Parents and Access: What is the Law?

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November 30, 2018
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Who can apply for access to a child? Read about what the courts will consider when a person who is not a parent applies for custody or access.

Industrial Designs: What’s New?

Blog Post
November 20, 2018
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What changes were recently made to industrial designs practice in Canada? Read about amendments to the Industrial Design Act and new regulations, and what these mean for rights holders.

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?