12 Questions to Consider Before Terminating an Employee for Absenteeism or Lateness

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September 17, 2020
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It should be unsurprising for an employee to learn that their employment may be in jeopardy if they are chronically absent or late for work. In the time of COVID-19, some employees are facing challenges working full time because of childcare obligations and other unexpected commitments. In certain circumstances, issues with attendance and lateness may… Read more »

Nine Lawyers Recognized in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada

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September 11, 2020
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We are thrilled to announce that nine of our lawyers have been recognized in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada. Best Lawyers™ has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list… Read more »

Layoffs turning into terminations on September 4? Not necessarily. Important change to the layoff period:

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September 4, 2020
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COVID-19 hit the province in and around March 16, 2020. As a result, many businesses were forced to temporarily layoff their employees. typically, an employer can only layoff and employee if it is directly permitted in your employment contract or implied as part of industry standards. As such, some employees started treating these layoffs as… Read more »

What happens when the CERB is discontinued? New COVID-related benefits explained

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August 26, 2020
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The CERB’s fast approaching discontinuance has given rise to the introduction of new benefits by the federal government that are set to be available on September 27th. This blog provides a snapshot of three new benefits and how they can assist you in navigating these challenging times. They are the: Canada Recovery Benefit for Canadians… Read more »

Transitioning from the CERB to the EI system—what happens once the CERB stops?

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August 25, 2020
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As the summer comes to an end, so too will many Canadians’ CERB payments. After October 30, 2020, Canadians will no longer have access to the CERB.  In an attempt to transition Canadians from the CERB to a simplified Employment Insurance program, the Federal Government has made changes effective September 27, 2020. They have also… Read more »

A legal timeline of 2SLGBTQ+ Rights in Canada

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August 24, 2020
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In August, Nelligan Law and the City of Ottawa are celebrating Capital Pride. 2SLGBTQ+ rights have come a long way in Canada. Our Family Law group has created a timeline that revisits key legal decisions and events that have contributed towards progression 2SLGBTQ + rights in our country. While progress has been made, it is… Read more »

WEBINAR – Must-haves for every employment contract

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August 14, 2020
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Employment lawyers Chris Rootham and Jim Anstey must-haves for every employment contract.   *Please note this content is not intended to provide legal advice or opinion as neither can be given without reference to specific events and situations. © 2020 Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP. Information in this webinar reflects its time of publication.

COVID-19 and the future of travel insurance: what to consider before booking your next trip

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August 11, 2020
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On March 13, 2020, the Government of Canada imposed a global travel advisory on all non-essential travel abroad to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. While international and inter-provincial borders closed almost immediately, lockdown restrictions are now beginning to ease and some of these borders are opening. Canadians can now travel to Quebec, Ontario,… Read more »

If You’re Sick, Don’t Quit! You May Have Entitlements to Disability Benefits Through Your Employer

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August 6, 2020
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It is common for employees suffering from physical and mental health issues to experience challenges at work. Performance and productivity may suffer, relations with co-workers and managers may become strained, and there may be increased absenteeism to attend medical appointments.   Coping with fatigue, pain, anxiety, and other symptoms while juggling the demands of a heavy… Read more »

So You Want To Be A Landlord? A Primer In Buying A Tenanted Property

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July 27, 2020
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If you decide to purchase a residential property with a tenant occupying the property, there are some important procedures and pitfalls that should be considered. In our latest Real Estate blog post, Bryan Thaw outlines the key things a buyer should keep in mind.