Privacy in the workplace can be a difficult issue to navigate. In particular, employers may request certain pieces of information for certain kinds of employee leaves. However, the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “Act”) allows for certain protections for employees.
This week’s post discusses settlement agreements (a type of contract) and how they’re interpreted by the courts. Often times, parties will attempt to revise a deal after its agreed upon by trying to insert new words or meanings that aren’t present within the four corners of the document. This is rarely a good idea.
One of the most common reasons for a lawsuit is an allegation of negligence.
You've owned your home for several years and it's time for a new look. You draw up plans, get estimates, hire a general contractor and eagerly await the splendour of your newly-renovated home.
In our final article addressing franchise law we will discuss how an individual or company involved in a franchise agreement on behalf of the franchisor, or brand owner, can be held personally responsible for damages suffered by a franchisee, or individual location owner.
Last month we discussed how franchise disputes can be resolved from the perspective of the franchisor. This month, we consider the options available to the franchisee.
This next series of articles will examine specific legal issues, beginning with an examination of dispute resolution in the field of franchise law.