News Ed Heakes joins Dale & Lessmann as a Partner to lead Tax Practice

Ed Heakes has joined Dale & Lessmann LLP as a Partner and will lead our tax practice effective today.  Ed has advised large and medium sized corporate clients in cross-border tax planning and mergers and acquisitions and also advises on estate planning and other tax matters.  Ed’s...

Drug Testing in Ontario: Is It Worth the Risk?
Pre-employment drug testing in Ontario is generally not permissible; The Ontario Human Rights Commission (“OHRC’) has stated that: “Since drug testing cannot be shown to actually measure impairment, pre-employment drug testing should not be conducted. It is the OHRC’s view that, in the absence of...
Bonus Payment Entitlement Upon Termination of Employment
Discretionary Bonus Payments and Employment Agreements Upon the termination of an employee, the employee’s entitlement to discretionary bonus payments often becomes a contentious matter. Employees may claim that they are entitled to all or a portion of a discretionary bonus as part of their...
Express Entry: What Have We Seen So Far?
We are two months into the launch of Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (“CIC”) Express Entry system for managing certain applications for permanent residence. The new system has come under serious fire and there is pressure on the government from the Canadian Bar Association and affected...