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How Do I Obtain a Copyright?

Introduction to Intellectual Property   Intellectual property is a dynamic area of law that continues to be at the forefront of innovation, and continues to develop. Intellectual property is the legal right to ideas, inventions, and creations in the artistic,...

How Do I Obtain Intellectual Property Rights?

Introduction to Intellectual Property Intellectual property is a dynamic area of law that continues to be at the forefront of innovation, and continues to develop. Intellectual property is the legal right to ideas, inventions, and creations in the artistic, literary,...

What happens when ex-spouses have opposing views on whether or not to vaccinate their children?

This polarizing issue has become the subject of significant media coverage as anti-vaccine groups are becoming increasingly vocal. One father even launched a GoFundMe campaign in order to appeal an arbitrator’s decision that allowed the mother to refuse to vaccinate...

Our Child Has Come to Live with Me, How Do I Stop My Child Support Payments to My Ex?

Child support payments are based on where the child actually lives, not where a Court Order or Separation Agreement says that they are living, or should be living. Since child support is the right of the child, it is also...

When Does Negligence Become Criminal?

The Criminal Code of Canada contains several negligence based criminal offences, including dangerous driving as well as failure to provide the necessaries of life. The broader offence of criminal negligence is contained at section 219 of the Criminal Code. Section...

Can I Still Claim my Bonus even though I was Wrongfully Dismissed?

In Andros v Colliers Macauley Nicolls Inc, the Ontario Court of Appeal recently addressed the issue of whether a wrongfully dismissed employee is eligible to receive a payment in lieu of bonus throughout the common law notice period. If the...

Do I Have to Give Half Our House to My Ex-Spouse Even Though I Paid for it Myself?

With the rising costs of housing in the GTA, the question of what happens to property after divorce can loom heavily on those who enter into marriage with significant assets. In Ontario, the Family Law Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.3,...

Andros v. Colliers Macaulay Nicolls Inc., 2019 ONCA 679

In the case of Andros v. Colliers Macaulay Nicolls Inc., 2019 ONCA 679, the interpretation of the employment contract governing the employee-employer relationship, was at issue. The specific contentions arose from the controversial termination clause contained in the contract. The...

Employer Required to Cover Long-Term Disability for Employees Over Age 65

On November 19, 2018, an Ontario arbitrator determined that a hospital employer was required to continue paying 75% of the billed premium towards the Long Term Disability (“LTD”) coverage of employees that continued working beyond the age of 65. CUPE,...