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Workplace Harassment and Violence: Employer Obligations

Both employers and employees regularly ask us questions concerning the nature of the obligations which exist for employers in preventing workplace harassment and violence. The Law In December 2009, the Government of Ontario passed amendments to the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (the “OHSA”) to address these concerns. The amendments to the OHSA impose…

Do you need a legal consultation?

BY: RACHEL LECK (Family Law/Litigation) Sometimes we face decisions that may have significant legal consequences for us and our loved ones. Deciding what is best can be stressful and difficult, especially if we don’t have enough information to understand the law and legal effects of our choices. If you are facing one of these tough decisions, you deserve to have…

Slip and falls: Should you take the insurance company's offer to settle?

Reader: Three weeks ago I was at a retail store and tripped over winter matting near the entrance.  I fell and broke my wrist.  Today an Insurance adjuster called me.  He said I was responsible to look where I was walking but he offered me $5000.00 to help me out as I have been off…

From the Classroom to the Courtroom: What it means to be an articling student

By: Patrick Snelling I’ve been asked a number of times to explain what it means to be an articling student. To shed some light on the topic, I looked no further than one of our firm’s current articling students, Fanni Csaba. Here’s what she had to say: Becoming a licensed Lawyer involves a three steps. First, you complete a…

Think About This Before Deciding to Co-own Property

This week we answer a question posed by one of our readers, L.L. We are buying our first home. The bank insists that we add my father as a co-owner of the home since in order to qualify for the mortgage amount that we need to include both incomes. The entire down payment is coming from our savings…

Incorporating an Existing Business

I am the sole proprietor of a profitable construction business that I want to expand. I’m nervous about the risk associated with the business and its expansion. Should I incorporate?   We would strongly recommend incorporation. Incorporation provides you with limited liability to protect your personal assets from creditors, and tax advantages that will help…

I don’t have a will and powers of attorney documents. Do I need to go to a Lawyer to get it done or can I do it myself?

Your last will does not have to be drafted or signed by a Lawyer. However, a will is a legal document that will determine who will have control of your estate and how it is going to be distributed. There are certain legal requirements that have to be met for the will to be valid. As such it is very…

Living Together: Have you thought about a cohabitation agreement?

Many couples today choose to live together in long-term and committed relationships without marrying. What some couples don’t understand is that the law treats married and unmarried, or common-law, spouses differently. It is important to understand  these differences and how they will affect a person’s rights to property, support payments or a partner’s estate. Some key things to remember:…

Legal Tips for Your Zombie Troubles

This week RYAN asks: “I was in the pumpkin patch choosing a pumpkin for Halloween.  A zombie came up from behind and startled me.  I hit it with my shovel and it broke in two.  Can I get in trouble for this?” Well thank you for your question Ryan.  There is always some tough legal…

Elections are coming! What do I need to know about my right to vote?

With Election Day across Ontario only days away, do you know your legal rights around voting? Ontario municipal elections are regulated by the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. Right To Vote:  In order to vote in the Ottawa election, you must be 18 years of age and a Canadian Citizen and you must have a residence…