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March 1, 2021

Fixed-Term Contract Damages: How is Mitigation Income Treated?

The appellate courts have yet to provide a definitive and consistent answer as to whether an employee is under a duty to mitigate their losses upon the ...
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February 22, 2021

The Impact of COVID-19 on Notice Periods: Yee v. Hudson's Bay Company

Since the beginning of the pandemic, employers and employees have both been asking, “Will the pandemic cause employers to pay longer than normal common law ...
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December 30, 2020

Knowingly misleading a counterparty can include half-truths, omissions, and even silence, depending on the circumstances: The SCC expands the duty of honest performance in contract

In C.M. Callow Inc. v. Zollinger, 2020 SCC 45, Justice Kasirer, writing for the majority, revisits the common law duty of honest contractual performance six ...
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December 28, 2020

Arbitration Clause in Uber: 2020 Year-in-Review

The SCC, in Uber Technologies Inc. v. Heller, 2020, struck down an arbitration clause that would have barred a group of Ontario workers from proceeding with ...
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November 5, 2020

How to Prepare Your Business For the Second Wave

Canada’s labour market is soon to experience the impact of the second wave of COVID-19. For many employers, this requires a delicate balance between their ...
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October 26, 2020

PRECs: Personal Real Estate Corporations (PRECs) now available in Ontario

This article was originally published by The Lawyer's Daily (, a division of LexisNexis Canada. The Ontario Government has ...
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October 15, 2020

The Document That Could Save You Thousands: Employment Agreements 101

In the not so distant past, it was common practice for an employment relationship to begin with a simple handshake and a mutual understanding of the role, ...
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September 28, 2020

IDEL Protections Extended to January 2021

“IDEL” refers to the Ontario Government’s Infectious Disease Emergency Leave, which was added to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) as a ...
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September 21, 2020

Force Majeure Front and Centre: A COVID-19 Perspective

What is a force majeure clause? The underlying principle of a force majeure clause is that no party to an agreement should be held to perform its ...
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September 14, 2020

Asset Purchase vs. Share Purchase

Perhaps you want to buy a business or perhaps you want to sell one. There are two common ways through which a business can be bought or sold: sale of assets ...
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September 7, 2020

Shareholders' Agreement: What is it and why do you need it?

For corporations with more than one shareholder, a Shareholders’ Agreement is often a prudent and beneficial agreement. A Shareholders’ agreement is a ...
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