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  • Character of employment

    In 2017, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice reiterated the importance of character of employment in Skov v G&K Services Canada, in which the character of the plaintiff’s employment was in question. Continue reading Character of employment … Read more »

  • Protecting domain names

    Perhaps because they are intangible assets, many organizations overlook and fail to protect domain names. Domain names provide powerful opportunities to be used proactively as a branding sword. Domain name registration and maintenance can also act as a shield to protect trademarks and prevent bad ac … Read more »

  • Working from home and privacy

    On July 23, 2020, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario released a fact sheet regarding privacy concerns associated with working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading Working from home and privacy … Read more »

  • First Monday in August 2020, a public holiday for some!

    This year, the first Monday in August is August 3, and may be a statutory holiday in your province or territory. Although most commonly referred to as the “Civic Holiday” in Ontario, the holiday is referred to differently across Canada. For instance, in British Columbia, the holiday is referred to a … Read more »

  • CEWS update – Detailed tax commentary on enacted amendments in Bill C-20

    On July 17, 2020, the government of Canada (the “Government”) released details, as well as draft legislative proposals to amend, inter alia, the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “ITA”), in respect of a redesigned Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”) program. The legislative proposals, in the form of B … Read more »