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Temporary Pandemic Pay Order Issued Pursuant to Ontario Regulation 241/20

Irv Kleiner and Shreya Patel On April 25, 2020, the Government of Ontario announced that it would be providing frontline employees with temporary pandemic pay in recognition of th...
Jun 2, 2020
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Temporary Relief for Employers – New Employment Standards Regulation

Daniel Pugen On May 29, 2020, the Ontario government introduced Ontario Regulation 228/20 (the “Regulation”) that amends the Ontario Employment St...
Jun 1, 2020
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Dentistry in the COVID Era: How to Stay Safe and Stay in Practice

Neil M. Abramson Oral Health The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the ways in which society operates as a whole. For the time being, large public gatherings ar...
May 29, 2020
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CRA Provides Guidance on International Income Tax Issues Raised by COVID-19

Ted Citrome and Aaron Swartzman COVID-19 has resulted in Canada and other governments around the world imposing restrictions on international travel (“Travel Restrictions”). The Cana...
May 27, 2020
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What you need to know about getting support payments varied during the pandemic

Laurie H. Pawlitza Special to the National Post A global recession, soaring unemployment rates and an uncertain timeline for recovery are among the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. In...
May 26, 2020
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COVID-19: More News for Charities and Not-For-Profit Corporations

Linda J. Godel and Lauren Crosby There have been some recent announcements by the federal and Ontario governments that impact charities and not-for-profit corporations. Of note for Ca...
May 26, 2020
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Bill 191 - Workplace Safety and Insurance Amendment Act (Presumption Respecting COVID-19), 2020

Gillian Howe On May 19, 2020, Bill 191, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Amendment Act (Presumption Respecting COVID-19), 2020 (“Bill 191”), was introduced in th...
May 25, 2020
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COVID-19 Prompts Another Examination into Long-Term Care

David M. Golden and Lisa Corrente Today, the Ontario government announced that it is launching an independent Commission into the province’s long-term care system. According to the Mi...
May 19, 2020
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Judge cuts bus driver's parenting time — and orders it take place outside — due to COVID-19 risks

Adam N. Black Special to the National Post Over the last two months, several urgent family law matters have proceeded before courts across Canada notwithstanding the significant suspension of c...
May 13, 2020
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Chiropractors and COVID-19 – Advertising Complaints are on the Rise

Robert Barbiero While many sectors in Ontario are closed as a result of COVID-19, the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (the “CCO”) continues to diligently regulate...
May 11, 2020
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Lawyering in the time of pandemic

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer In July ​I wrote a column for Canadian Lawyer in which I argued that, as a basic tenet of our profession, Canadian lawyers should actually be required...
May 7, 2020
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Practicing Pharmacy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What You Need to Know

Lindsay Kantor In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many elements of healthcare have been forcibly put on hold. However, ensuring that all members of the public hav...
May 4, 2020
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Ontario Provides Employers With Workplace Safety Guidelines As Workplaces Prepare To Re-Open

Shreya Patel On April 30, 2020, in partnership with the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, the Health and Safety Associations have released best ...
May 4, 2020
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UPDATE: Prime Minister announces partnerships with provinces and territories to deliver the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance for small businesses

Kenneth Beallor Further to Prime Minister Trudeau’s announcement on April 17, 2020, of a program for rent relief for small businesses in Canada, this morning addition...
May 1, 2020
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Single-Employer Order Issued for Congregate Care Settings

Shreya Patel Similar to the Single-Employer Emergency Order for long term care and retirement homes, the Ontario Government has issued a new single-employer emerge...
May 1, 2020
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Insolvency Practice During the Pandemic

Jeffrey J. Simpson Commentators, economists and government officials are struggling to come up with sufficiently-hyperbolic language to describe the economic fallout fro...
Apr 30, 2020

 

 

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Sidney H. Troister and Aaron English quoted in Move Smartly

Sidney H. Troister, LSM and Aaron English Sidney H. Troister and Aaron English were quoted in Move Smartly, a blog written by Toronto real estate lawyer, Bob Aaron.
May 28, 2020
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Sidney H. Troister and Aaron English speak to the National Post on COVID clauses in real estate deals

Sidney H. Troister, LSM and Aaron English Sidney H. Troister and Aaron English speak to the National Post on COVID clauses becoming the new standard in real estate deals.
May 19, 2020
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Lisa Lifshitz speaks to Canadian Lawyer about how remote-work has transformed the legal profession

Lisa R. Lifshitz Canadian Lawyer In mid-March, the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe and health authorities quickly recommended social distancing. This new society norm effectively ma...
Apr 30, 2020
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Torkin Manes' Kay Leung and charitable group donate PPE to Scarborough Health Network Foundation

Kay Leung Torkin Manes' Kay Leung and charitable group 'We Appreciate and Care' donated PPE to Scarborough Health Network Foundation.
Apr 27, 2020
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Sidney Troister and Aaron English featured in the Toronto Star regarding their recent article on Considering COVID-19 Clauses in Purchase and Sale Agreements

Sidney H. Troister, LSM and Aaron English Sidney Troister and Aaron English, partners in our Commercial Real Estate Group, featured in the Toronto Star regarding their recent article titled "C...
Apr 27, 2020
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Adam Black speaks to CFRA radio to discuss the case of an Ontario man being barred from his home after failing to take COVID-19 risk seriously

Adam N. Black Adam Black of our Family Law Group speaks to Leslie Roberts of CFRA (Ottawa) to discuss the case of an Ontario man being barred from his home after fa...
Apr 15, 2020
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Sidney Troister Chaired the very successful Law Society of Ontario webcast "Your Real Estate Practice and the COVID-19 Pandemic: What You Need to Know Right Now"

Sidney H. Troister, LSM Sidney Troister of our Commercial Real Estate Group will be chairing and moderating the Law Society of Ontario's webcast "Your Real Estate Practice an...
Apr 15, 2020
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Greg Hersen speaks to Canadian Underwriter magazine about how Ontario is responding to surety writers’ COVID-19 concern

Gregory D. Hersen Greg Hersen, partner in our Construction Law Group, speaks to Canadian Underwriter magazine about how Ontario is responding to surety writers’ COVID-1...
Apr 15, 2020

 

 

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