Thursday, May 26, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday May 26, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.

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If you have been terminated, seek legal advise to determine you severance entitlements before filing an Employment Standards complaint.

Once and Employment Standars complaint has been files, you may be barred from bringing a civil, wrongful dismissal claim.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday May 25, 2016. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.

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For an Ontario will to be valid, it must be signed by the person making the will and be witnessed by two people who are not beneficiaries under the will.


A holograph will is an exception to these formal requirements. Holograph wills must be made entirely in the handwriting of the testator. No witnesses are required for a holograph will.
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday May19, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.

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In determining entitlement to spousal support, Ontario courts consider the financial means of both spouses, the length of their marriage, and any economic disadvantage experienced by a spouse as a result of the marriage.


Also relevant is any significant disparity between the incomes of the spouses, the goal of encouraging economic self-sufficiency, and several other important factors. 

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday May 18, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.

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Did you know that an employee is obligated to give reasonable notice of his or her intention to resign from his or her position of employment?

The amount of notice to be given will depend on a number of factors, including the nature of the employee's position, experience and skill-set, length of service with employer, nature of the industry, and the time it would reasonably take to find a proper replacement.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Personal Injury

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday May 17, 2016. Today we are talking about Personal Injury.

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You may bring an action for damages against a municipality if you slip and fall on a city sidewalk, but only if the city is grossly negligent.

If you have been injurued on municipal property, you or your lawyer must provide written notice to the minicipality within ten (10) days to preserve your legal rights.
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Monday, May 16, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Monday May 16, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.

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Did you know "use it or lose it" vacation policies are illegal?

Upon termination of employment, any outstanding vacation is owed to the employee.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Thursday, May 12, 2016

LawTalk with Garry Wise, Omar Ha-Redeye, Bob Tarantino, and Mitch Kowalski



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LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday May 12, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.

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A final Separation Agreement will document all issues that have been resolved by the parties signing it, along with any remaining actions, payments or arrangements required to complete the Agreement.


Additionally, a Separation Agreement will include extensive releases by both parties of all future claims they may have against each other regarding their property, support and estates. 

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday May 10, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.

A video posted by @wiselaw on Did you know that your Employer has a duty to accommodate your disability up until a point of undue hardship An employee is however responsible for requesting the accommodation and providing the employer with adequate information about the nature of his or her request, which often includes producing supporting medical documentation. Did you know that your Employer has a duty to accommodate your disability up until a point of undue hardship An employee is however responsible for requesting the accommodation and providing the employer with adequate information about the nature of his or her request, which often includes producing supporting medical documentation. 

Did you know that your Employer has a duty to accommodate your disability up until a point of undue hardship?  

An employee is however responsible for requesting the accommodation and providing the employer with adequate information about the nature of his or her request, which often includes producing supporting medical documentation.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Monday, May 09, 2016

LawTalk with Garry Wise, Omar Ha-Redeye, Bob Tarantino, and Mitchell Kowalski

Join us for a night of discussion live on Blab on Wednesday May 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm.

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Friday, May 06, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily Law Fact from Wise Law for Friday May 6, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.

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A family law Separation Agreement is a binding legal agreement signed by both spouses to document the resolution of all or some of the legal issues arising from their separation.


Both parties must obtain independent legal advice regarding the Agreement. Separation Agreements may be entered into by married and common law spouses.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Thursday, May 05, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily Lawfact from Wise Law for Thursday May 5, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.

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In 2015, an Ontario Court awarded 27 months’ of pay in lieu of reasonable notice to a 65-year-old civil engineer who had been employed for 40.66 years.

In exceptional circumstances involving extraordinarily long-service employees, it is within the discretion of Ontario Courts to award more than 24 months’ damages.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Civil Litigation

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday May 4, 2016. Today we are talking about Civil Litigation.

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Parties in Ontario civil cases are required to make full disclosure of all paper and digital documents that are relevant to the litigation, including documents that are not supportive of their cases.


In Superior Court cases, each party must deliver a sworn Affidavit of Documents that includes a complete listing of all relevant documents that are in the party’s power, possession or control. These documents must be produced to all other parties in the lawsuit. 
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday May 3, 2016. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.

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A last will cannot have provisions that run contrary to public policy.

For instance, a will cannot descriminate against a family member because of their religion, marital status, or sexual orientation and it cannot encourage people to do illegal acts.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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Monday, May 02, 2016

Should law firms really be on social media?

Join our discussion tomorrow on Blab at 12:00 noon.

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Featuring Sandra Bekhor @Sandra_Bekhor, Kim McLaughlin @LyraComm, and Joy Yusi of @wiselaw

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Friday, April 29, 2016

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Friday April 29, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law.

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The first same-sex marriage in Ontario occurred on January 14, 2001. Its legality, along with the legality of many other same-sex marriages,  was affirmed by the Ontario Court of Appeal on June 10, 2003 in a case called Halpern v. Canada.


Same-sex marriage and divorce have been recognized throughout Canada since July 20, 2005, when the Government of Canada passed the Civil Marriage Act, which newly defined marriage in a gender-neutral manner.

- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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