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Commercial Tenancies, Letters of Credit and Bankruptcy
One method used by commercial landlords to secure against losses from commercial tenancies is to require tenants to post letters of credit (“LCs”), that the landlord can draw upon in defined circumstances. Though certainly useful, in Ontario there has been...Read More
Show me the Money! A Beneficiary’s Guide to a Passing of Accounts
Are you concerned about how an estate trustee is managing the estate or trust of a loved one? You may be able to compel an accounting detailing the administration of that estate or trust by making an application to the...Read More
Ontario’s High Water – Part 2: Legal Implications
In this continuation of my June blog on Ontario’s High Water, we will look at the legal implications of the inundation of water that parts of Ontario are expected to endure over the coming years. For the last number of...Read More
The Importance of Language in Employment Contracts, Policies and Clauses
Employees often encounter incentive plan agreements that contain language limiting or eliminating their ability to collect such payments upon the termination of their employment. With the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Matthews v. Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd., employers...Read More
Ontario Court of Appeal decision will make you give your termination clause a second look
In Ontario, termination clauses in employment contracts must comply with the Employment Standards Act (ESA). When provisions of an employee’s contract fail to comply with the ESA, the non-compliant provisions are unenforceable. However, a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision...Read More