ONCA Update and Outtakes September 2020

The Ontario government appears to be intent upon proclaiming the ONCA, but continues to be delayed in the completion of the regulations and the online business registry

How does the Court decide which school a child should attend?

When parents are ultimately in a deadlock on the issue of which school their child should attend, the issue may be left to a judge’s discretion.

Employment Benefit subsidies during COVID-19

I have been let go from my job during the pandemic, do I apply for EI or CERB?

CBC Hamilton reports on the death of animal activist Regan Russell

Russell, a Hamilton animal rights activist, was giving water to pigs crammed into a transport truck trailer headed into Fearman's Pork Inc. on June 19.

We stand with the family of Regan Russell

The right to peaceful protest is a fundamental staple of a democratic society.

COVID-19 and Employment Law Issues in Ontario Arising from the Pandemic

There are some important carve-outs and other changes to the ESA as well, which people should get legal advice on if they need it.  Some of them are discussed in more detail below.

COVID-19 and Employment Law Issues in Ontario Arising from the Pandemic

New changes to the Employment Standards Act - most employees temporarily laid off due to COVID-19 now deemed to be on Emergency Leave

True or False: Neither parent has to pay child support if both parents care for their children for an equal amount of time.

In an unequal parenting time situation, child support is dictated by the Child-Support tables, which we usually call the table amount. The table amount is primarily determined by the paying parent’s income and the number of children.

Criminal Court during COVID-19

The courtrooms in Ontario have been largely closed in the latter half of March through April, May, and June 2020. While the courts are scheduled to reopen in some capacity on July 6, 2020, we are not sure what this “re-opening” will look like.

Limitation Periods and Procedural Time Periods suspended to September.

Due to the historic and unprecedented effect of COVID-19, Ontario suspended limitation and procedural time periods on March 20, 2020 retroactive to March 16, 2020. The suspension was to be in effect until the state of emergency was lifted.