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Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from thirty-six recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible.

This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Ontario Condo Law Blog  2. Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog  3. Official Clio Blog  4. Michael Geist’s Blog  5. Wise Law Blog

Ontario Condo Law Blog
Condo Act regulations refined, translated to French
Although they have been in force for nearly 12 years, the regulations under the Condominium Act, 1998 have been available in English only. Thanks to recent amendments, our Francophone confederates can now rejoice that those regs include a complete French language version. . . .

Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog
Are (Nonunion) Employees Better Off Without a Written Employment Contract?
I’ve asked the above question on an employment law exam. What do you think? Lawyers who work for employers usually advise their clients to always prepare a written contract and ensure that employees sign it before beginning work. That’s good advice for employers. But if it’s good advice to employers, does it follow that it is also in the interests of employees to have a written contract? It is the employer in almost every case that drafts the employment contract. Employees usually just sign on the dotted line. Should we expect that these contracts are designed to advance the employees’ interests? . . .

Official Clio Blog
Saying Goodbye (to Employees)
There comes a time when you must let employees go from your firm. In Clio, there are three basic steps to ensure that the former employee no longer has access to the firm’s Clio account. Also, these steps make sure that you will not be charged for having an extra account for a former employee. . . .

Michael Geist’s Blog
Distributel Fights Back Against Motion to Disclose Subscriber Information in File Sharing Case
Distributel, an independent ISP with services in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, and B.C., has fought back in a file sharing lawsuit launched by NGN Prima Productions, opposing a motion to disclose the names of subscribers alleged to have engaged in file sharing. It appears that NGN is using Canipre to identify alleged file sharers, the same company that has supplied information to Voltage Pictures in its case involving thousands of subscribers at TekSavvy. . . .

Wise Law Blog
140Law – Legal Headlines for Friday, February 8, 2013
Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, February 8, 2013: • Of terrorism and citizenship • Pastor apologizes to employer for praying alongside Muslims, Jews at Newtown vigil • Law firm ‘wine and dine’ event with client led to insider-trading case against partner’s husband . . . .
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