Legally speaking, workers are generally classified into different categories. These classifications have very significant implications on a number of rights that workers are entitled to.
Lori Montague wanted to follow her parents’ footsteps and become a teacher. Her dad, Spurgeon Montague, had another idea.
On June 1, 2017, the Government of Ontario introduced the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, which includes ground-breaking changes to the labour and employment laws of the province.
In the past year, we have attended many settlement meetings, mediations (settlement meeting with a third neutral person) and pre-trials (settlement meeting with a judge). In each case, we spent a considerable amount of time with our client beforehand preparing a draft settlement agreement. In 97% of our matters, we have found that attending any form of settlement meeting with a prepared settlement agreement to share with the other side assists with negotiating the settlement. Here’s why.
Gay, bisexual and/or transgendered blacks have recently been highlighted in the media in shows such as Empire and Queen Sugar, where Oprah is one of the creators. But how do these issues play out in real life in Ontario?
Ever signed a contract and now you want to back out? You may need to consider that a Court may hold you responsible for failing to complete the contract.
There are two ways that you may own a home with someone else. The first is with a: (1) by a “joint tenancy; and the second is (2) a “tenancy in common”.
Most of us have been there – living beside a difficult neighbour. If the situation is beyond “working it out”, what can you do about it legally? The answer, most often, is the legal claim known as “nuisance”.
This week’s post discusses settlement agreements (a type of contract) and how they’re interpreted by the courts. Often times, parties will attempt to revise a deal after its agreed upon by trying to insert new words or meanings that aren’t present within the four corners of the document. This is rarely a good idea.