World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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June 15, 2021
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Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), a time to recognize a global social issue that affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world. Communities around the world use this day to raise the visibility of elder abuse, by sharing information about abuse and neglect and promoting the resources and services that increase seniors’ safety and well-being. Lawyers and staff at Nelligan O’Brien Payne wore purple today in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Work-Life Balance: Do you have the Legal Right to Disconnect?

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June 14, 2021
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After over a year of working from home for many Canadians, some experts are calling for the legal right to disconnect. While remote work has allowed many employees to enjoy a more flexible schedule, this shift has proven to be a double-edged sword. Having your workstation at arm’s length makes it difficult to unplug, and… Read more »

A legal timeline of 2SLGBTQ+ Rights in Canada

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June 11, 2021
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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 still important to recognize that there is a large gap between legislated rights… Read more »

Malini Vijaykumar on CTV News

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June 10, 2021
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As more Canadians become vaccinated, the reality of the return to the office is setting in. Watch as Malini Vijaykumar discusses what employers and employees who are working from home need to consider to have a safe and efficient return to the office.

2SLGBTQ+ Human Rights in the Workplace

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June 8, 2021
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Canada has made positive steps towards extending legal protection to members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in recent years (for a timeline of key legal decisions and events that have contributed towards the progression of these rights in Canada, see here). The employment relationship, however, is still inherently imbalanced, and 2SLGBTQ+ individuals can be particularly vulnerable to… Read more »

Shifting Gears to Summer – Ludmilla Jarda featured in Fifty-Five Plus Magazine

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June 7, 2021
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Temperatures are warming up and that means cycling season has officially began. Personal injury lawyer Ludmilla Jarda has tips to stay safe on bike paths and steps to take if you get in an accident. Click here to read her full article in the latest issue of Fifty-Five Plus Magazine:

Staying Safe on the Water: Tips to Avoid Boating Accidents

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June 2, 2021
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It is that time of year that we all look forward to and, this year, probably more than ever, after restricted activity during the pandemic. Thankfully it has started off to be a gloriously sunny summer and as we make our way through Ottawa, we see its residents soaking up and enjoying the outdoors as… Read more »

A timeline of decisions that have progressed the recognition of Indigenous Rights in Canada

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June 1, 2021
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June is National Indigenous History Month.  It is time to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada.  Part of this history is understanding the rights of Indigenous people.  It is critical that we understand, acknowledge and appreciate the unvarnished account of the relationship between Indigenous people and Canada. Understanding the mistakes… Read more »

New Federal-Sector Workplace Harassment Rules: 5 Things you Need to Know

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May 31, 2021
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As of January 1, 2021, federally regulated organizations became subject to the new workplace harassment and violence regulations created under the Canada Labour Code (See SOR/2020-130). The Labour Program of Employment and Social Development Canada had been refining the new scheme for years after introducing Bill C-65. Previously, little was imposed on federally regulated employers… Read more »