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Ottawa Senators v. Winnipeg Jets

Members of the firm were recently at Scotiabank Place to watch the Senators take on the Winnipeg Jets. After giving up an early goal the Senators came back to win 3 – 1. The event was hosted by the Kanata Chamber of Commerce as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations. The firm is now looking…

Caution Required When Settling an Employment Dispute

Employment disputes can involve a variety of different areas of the law. Most employment issues revolve around the principles of contract. However, an employment dispute will also often include issues of human rights, insurance, workplace safety and pensions. Compensation for an employee can come from any one, or several, of these areas of the law.…

ABCs of Insurance: Long Term Disability Benefits

In addition to the usual health and dental benefits, employers often provide their employees with long term disability plans as part of their benefits package. These plans are designed to assist employees in the event that they develop a health condition that prevents them from working for an extended period of time. When an employee…

Involvement of the Office of the Children's Lawyer Not Guaranteed

The children’s best interest is of paramount importance in determining the issue of custody and access.  In high conflict family law disputes, custody and access assessments are crucial in assisting family law judges in rendering decisions. The professional recommendations of a social worker or psychologist provide the courts with objective evidence from a neutral third…

Wrongful Dismissal Damages in Employment Law: Brito v. Canac Kitchens

When a dismissed employee sues their former employer the potential cost to the employer can often be estimated early on in the process. This can help both the employee and the employer reach a satisfactory settlement. In certain cases however the unexpected happens and an employee’s claim becomes far greater than originally anticipated. The recent…

Construction Law Essentials – Preserving Lien Rights

Many construction companies do not realize that the area of construction law is extremely time sensitive. According to the Construction Lien Act of Ontario, in the majority of cases an individual or a company with lien rights over a project must preserve their rights within 45 days of whichever of the following events occurs first:…

Workplace Harassment and Wrongful Dismissal Claims in Ottawa

On May 9, 2011, the CBC reported on a harassment claim by a public servant employee for the federal government in Ottawa. The public servant has claimed she was wrongful dismissed due to the way the federal government handled her complaint. While the wrongful dismissal claim is currently under appeal before the Federal Court the…

CNAS Expands Legal Services to Offer Real Estate

CNAS is pleased to welcome Louise LeBlanc to our team.  Louise will continue her established real estate practice providing clients in greater Ottawa with capable and efficient service as she has for more than a quarter century. She is joined by Christine Hopewell, a senior conveyancing assistant who has extensive experience in real estate transactions…

BILL PARKER JOINS CONNOLLY NICHOLS ALLAN & SNELLING LLP

Connolly Nichols Allan & Snelling L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Bill Parker has joined the firm’s civil litigation and employment law practice. Bill has practiced civil litigation and employment law since his call to the Bar of Ontario in 2009. In his practice Bill has represented clients in employment related matters before various Ontario…

WHY DO I NEED A SHAREHOLDER’S AGREEMENT FOR MY CORPORATION?

“I’ve been told I need a Shareholder’s Agreement – do you have a standard agreement I can use” is something we hear with frequency. It reflects an understanding by the client that a Shareholder’s Agreement is a “good thing”, but without an understanding of what that good thing is. Generally the response of legal counsel…