Ontario Protecting Rewards Points Act

On December 8, 2016, Ontario gave Royal Assent to legislation banning the expiration of reward points. Bill 47, a private member’s bill, entitled Protecting Reward Points Act was introduced to the Ontario legislature in October and has quickly gained momentum.

Bill 28 Creates New Definitions of Parentage and Rules for Birth Registration

As the concept of family changes so must our understanding of parenthood. The definition of a child in Ontario was established when the concept of family was generally accepted.

Christina Noudga and the privilege against self-incrimination

The ex-girlfriend of Tim Bosma’s killer pleaded guilty to obstructing justice for destroying evidence in the murder, but her testimony from the trial of her former partner could not be used against her, Hamilton criminal lawyer Jeffrey Manishen tells CHCH News

LSUC aims to tackle racism in the legal profession

Promoting diversity in the legal profession can be as simple as applying a modern iteration of the golden rule, says Hamilton personal injury lawyer Andrew Spurgeon.

Why do I need a Will?

In brief, the answer to this question may be summarized as follows:

I am purchasing a property. I keep hearing about different types of insurance. What insurance do I need?

If you are purchasing a house and putting a mortgage on the property, your mortgage lender will require that fire insurance is in place.  Even if you are not placing a mortgage in connection with your purchase, you should ensure that you have obtained fire and liability insurance.

Here we grow again!

November is 'Make a Will' month.

November is Make a Will Month

Did you know that over 60% of Canadians don't have a will?

What are the consequences of failing to comply with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation?

Substantial fines. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has imposed significant penalties on businesses for failing to comply with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). The CRTC’s “enforcement approach” aims “to deter others who may be tempted to violate the law, so they understand what is required to comply and what the consequences are if they fail.” Last year, for example, Compu.Finder, a Quebec based company, was fined $1,100,000 for violating CASL.

Because of stress, I have been on a medical leave from work. My doctor supports me returning to some kind of work, just not with the same old work conditions I had. But my employer is not cooperating

Luckily, human rights laws in most parts of Canada now dictate that your employer has to “accommodate” any legitimate restrictions you have – at least those connected to specific grounds like age, creed, race, disability, etc.