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  • Where There's Smoke: How Employers Can Navigate Employees' Cannabis Use

    According to the most recent statistics from the Canadian Cannabis Survey (CCS), 5% of people surveyed who used cannabis in 2018/2019 reported consuming it at least once a week during work or in the morning before, while 12% said they did so at least once a month. This information, and more like it, can help employers understand social trends regarding cannabis when meeting their duty to...

  • Changing Workplaces, Changing Classifications: Increasing Relevance of the Dependent Contractor

    The classification of workers has become an increasingly relevant consideration for both hirers and workers in today’s rapidly changing economy. Traditionally, workers have fallen into one of two distinct categories for payment in exchange for their labour: employees or independent contractors. These categories are strongly fact-driven and have important legal ramifications for both the hirer and

  • New Developments in Navigating the Tax on Split Income

    Overview of the Tax on Split Income (TOSI) - Income splitting (also known as income sprinkling) is a strategy that can be used by high-income owners of private corporations to divert their income to family members with lower personal tax rates, thereby decreasing the family’s tax burden overall.

  • Cannabis and Workplace Impairment: One Year on from Legalization

    The sale and use of edible cannabis is legal in Canada as of October 17, 2019, but in the year since cannabis legalization, the issue of workplace impairment remains unresolved.

  • Insights from Associates at the Cutting Edge of Legal Practice

    In order to stay ahead of the curve, more law firms are adding technology-based options to their everyday toolkit—and no, this wave of innovation isn’t coming to take lawyers’ jobs. What happens when legal and tax professionals embrace artificial intelligence (AI) to ease their workloads and focus on human-centric tasks? Everyone wins, according to interviews with several Canadian lawyers and

  • ONCA Reaffirms Importance of Presumptive Standards in Reasonable Notice Cases

    In a recent decision, released June 19, 2019, the Ontario Court of Appeal reversed a 2018 decision in which the Superior Court of Justice awarded a reasonable notice period of 30 months. In Dawe v. The Equitable Life Insurance Company of Canada, the Court of Appeal reduced the notice period to 24 months and reiterated that 24 months is the longest reasonable notice period that can be awarded,...

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