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Researching Legal Resources on Google

One of the most difficult tasks for any individual faced with a legal need is finding the right resources. Just type your problem into Google and you’ll be faced with a barrage of legal services, websites, apps, directories, lawyers and more, all offering help for your particular problem. Wading through all that information can be… Read more »

The Changing Legal Landscape of the Sharing Economy

From Uber to Airbnb, businesses that provide web-based platforms enabling peer-to-peer exchanges are leaders in a growing sector known as the “sharing economy.” These companies are cutting into markets traditionally dominated by large corporations through technology that’s created a digital marketplace. Now at the fingertips of millions on smartphones, tablets, laptops and even smart watches,… Read more »

The Pendulum is Nearing its Center: Judicial Decision Making and the Workplace

  HR AID Employment Solutions Akiva Stern is Sole Proprietor of HR AID. HR AID is an employment consulting company devoted to helping employees and small business owners easily access employment and labour information as well as helping to resolve their employment issues.           Historically labour law has always moved like a pendulum. Early… Read more »

Why all the Legal-Hate?

  Samuel Michaels is the founder of Canada Legal Help. He writes on topics including access to justice, legal service provision, and legal system innovation. Samuel is a J.D. student at Osgoode Hall Law School.    Last week, I took a stab at some of the most fundamental issues with the legal system. My, admittedly… Read more »

What’s Wrong with the Legal System?

  Samuel Michaels is the founder of Canada Legal Help. He writes on topics including access to justice, legal service provision, and legal system innovation. Samuel is a J.D. student at Osgoode Hall Law School.    I have a secret to let you in on. It’s the elephant in the room that, I’m fairly certain,… Read more »

Changing the Meaning of Access to Justice

  Originally posted on LinkedIn.com   The Supreme Court of Canada, in BC v Christie, provided the foundation upon which the definition for the phrase ‘access to justice’ has been built. In that case, BC lawyer Dugald Christie argued that taxation on legal services unfairly restricted access to the legal system contrary to Canadians’ Constitutional… Read more »

Are you an ‘Employee’ or a ‘Contractor’?

Akiva Stern, BHRM, MIRHR HR AID Employment Solutions   Akiva Stern is Sole Proprietor of HR AID. HR AID is an employment consulting company devoted to helping employees and small business owners easily access employment and labour information as well as helping to resolve their employment issues. Akiva is currently enrolled in the JD/MBA program… Read more »

Employment Standards in Canada: Meeting the Minimum

Akiva Stern, BHRM, MIRHR HR AID Employment Solutions   Akiva Stern is Sole Proprietor of HR AID. HR AID is an employment consulting company devoted to helping employees and small business owners easily access employment and labour information as well as helping to resolve their employment issues. Akiva is currently enrolled in the JD/MBA program… Read more »