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Worker Killed in Fall, Restoration Company Fined $125,000

Convicted: Universal Structural Restoration Ltd. (USRL), a construction restoration company specializing in balcony reconstruction, waterproofing, garage slab rehabilitation and structural repairs, 435 Bowes Road, Concord, Ontario.

Long-Overdue Divorce Act Amendments Are Likely On the Horizon

Long-Overdue Divorce Act Amendments Are Likely On the Horizon

Canadian law has not seen a substantive change to the federal Divorce Act in more than 30 years.

Canada unveils new immigration pilot for rural and northern communities

Pilot will facilitate permanent residence for foreign workers of various skill levels
The Government of Canada has unveiled a new five-year economic immigration pilot that will help rural and northern communities in Ontario, Western Canada and Canada’s three territories attract and retain skilled foreign workers.

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Feds focus on harassment, violence with passage of Bill C-65

In developing a workplace strategy around harassment and violence, the federal government recently passed Bill C-65, an Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017.

Ontario Courts Finally Go Digital (Almost)

The process of digitizing the legal system in Ontario has been fraught with challenges and setbacks.

In 2011, Precedent Magazine detailed some of the efforts to modernize legal records, with the Integrated Justice Project dating as far back to 1996, intending to create a centralized online electronic filing and case management system.

How do I sell my half of a jointly owned house?

When a couple separates, how their property gets divided is different for married couples than it is for unmarried spouses.

Couples that are married have to equally divide the value of all of what they own and what they owe, but unmarried spouses do not.

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Construction Site Fatality Results in $90,000 Fine for Construction Company

Description of Offence: A person (not a worker) entered a building and fell down an elevator shaft, later sucuumbing to injuries. No signs were posted on the site warning of danger or that entry was forbidden, as required by law.

The Impact of Bill 132: Understanding and Applying Ontario’s Recent Sexual Harassment and Violence Legislation

In recent years, a number of high-profile cases involving sexual violence and sexual harassment have grabbed the headlines and the public’s attention in Canada.

Employment Law: Wrongful Dismissal & Termination Without Cause

The most common type of issue faced by employment lawyers is a situation in which an employee has been terminated wants to know what his or her rights are. In order to determine this, an important distinction must be made between wrongful dismissal and termination without cause.

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Home-made wills – common mistakes people make

We are all entitled to write our own Wills without asking a lawyer for help.

The problem is that people who are not trained in the law almost always make mistakes and they never find out about them.

Can my landlord enter my home?

Yes, but only in certain situations. In an emergency, your landlord may enter at any time without notice.
Usually, your landlord must:

Send you a note that says why they want to come in,

Let you know 24 hours before they enter, and
Come into your home between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. only

What are my rights as a tenant?

As a tenant in Ontario, you have legal rights. These rights are explained in the Human Rights Code and the Residential Tenancies Act.
The Human Rights Code applies to every person in Ontario. The Residential Tenancies Act applies to most people who rent their housing.

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3 MYTHS ABOUT MEDIATION TRAINING & PRACTICE IN CANADA

If you’re considering becoming a mediator, and have begun researching mediation training options, you’ve probably come up against some confusing information. 

Understanding Divorce Mediation

What is Divorce Mediation?
Divorce mediation is a legal option across Canada for drafting and filing a divorce agreement without paying for an expensive legal battle.

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New laws and rules coming into effect in 2019

The new year will usher in a host of new laws and rules that Canadians should be aware of, including changes to parental leave benefits and the sale of edible cannabis products.

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