Board Composition – Eligibility for the Position

This Article reviews the requirements imposed on the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of an Ontario or a Federally-incorporated company.

The Limited Partnership Can Lead to an Investor Relationship

A business will be structured as a (i) Sole Proprietorship; or (ii) Partnership; or (iii) Corporation.

Ross & McBride LLP supports Elizabeth Fry Society

Ross & McBride LLP presents $20,000 to Elizabeth Fry Society - through Community Based Benevolence Project, PB|365.

Exercise Care, to Avoid Despair, When Issuing a Share

Your lawyer has incorporated a company for you. Excited and eager, you now want to bring shareholders on-board, to build and develop your business.

Matrimonial home rights in family law

Q: My spouse and I are separating and my spouse owns our home. Do I have to move out because I am not on title to the property?


contingency fee arrangement

I have a claim against my employer or my disability insurance provider.  Would you consider working on “contingency” (i.e. where legal fees are contingent, to a degree, on money obtained)?

Doctor's Note requirements

Question: I have been off work on disability for 8 months.  Once a month my doctor fills out a form for the disability insurer.  I contacted the employer last week to discuss the fact that my doctor will probably allow me to return to work in the new year and they seemed to be taken off guard.  They said they would have to talk to the disability insurer to find out what was going on and told me I would have to get a doctor’s report.  When I talked about some accommodations my doctor was recommending they wouldn’t discuss it at all.  What is going on?

Vacation allocation

Question: Every Spring I take my vacation time to go visit my daughter in England.  Happily this year she will have a new baby a few weeks before my usual trip. I usually go for 3 weeks but my employer will only approve one this year.  For staffing reasons, they say that they just can’t afford to be shorthanded at that time.  I am going to see my first grandchild this spring.  What are my options?

Seniority, it's hard to take it with you.

Wrongful Dismissal lawsuits are rarely about whether the employer had a good reason to terminate an employee.  Unless an employer is claiming that the employee did something so awful they deserve no notice or payment, the reasons for the termination are not the issue.  


Properly investigate or don’t terminate

Bruce had lived at a men’s shelter of last resort for a number of years. He was 75 years old and had been a boxer in his youth. Whether it was as a result of his past career or dementia, Bruce was easily confused and agitated.