#WearRedDay – Nelligan Law supports women’s heart health

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February 27, 2020
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On February 13th, staff at Nelligan Law sported red to help raise awareness for women’s heart health and research to help close the gaps and ensure women are as well-informed and well-cared for as men. More information about the cause can be found on the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre website.

Assisted Human Reproduction Act: Recent updates on reimbursement to donors and surrogates

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February 27, 2020
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On June 9, 2019, the federal government tabled regulations pursuant to the Assisted Human Reproduction Act detailing what will be considered an appropriate reimbursement to donors of reproductive material and to individuals acting as surrogates. Nelligan Law gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Kris Ade, Student-at-law, in writing this blog post. The regulations, which will come… Read more »

Busting workplace mental health myths

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February 24, 2020
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Can I take a “mental health day”? Yes. The law requires employers to treat mental and physical health difficulties the same. If an employee is dealing with a mental health issue such as stress, anxiety or depression, and requires time to recover, this must be treated the same as any other health difficulty or physical… Read more »

Not happy with a WSIB decision? Thinking about appealing the decision? Here is how to do it.

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February 19, 2020
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Any unfavourable WSIB decision can be appealed, however, all appeals must be filed within the documented timeframes or you will lose your right to proceed with an objection. Work Reintegration, Reemployment, and Return to Work decisions must be appealed within 30 days. All other decisions must be appealed within 6 months, by completing the Intent… Read more »

Family Day – Who is Entitled To A Day Off?

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February 11, 2020
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Family Day was introduced by the provincial government in 2008, and it means that employees covered by the holiday provisions in Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) are entitled to this public holiday with pay.

The Legal Do’s and Don’t’s of Office Romance

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February 5, 2020
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With January behind us, we can look forward to February, which means one thing: love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, finding someone to couple up with might be on your radar. But what if that special “someone” is a colleague? What are the do’s and don’t’s of office dating?… Read more »

Top 5 Tips for a Productive and Efficient Initial Consultation

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January 23, 2020
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An initial consultation with a lawyer can be an overwhelming experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Most people don’t know what to expect, or how to prepare. The following tips will help you get ready, making your first meeting less daunting, but also more productive. 1. Send Documents in Advance as Soon as Possible… Read more »

FLA Claims Cannot Be Brought After the Limitation Period…Or Can They?

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January 22, 2020
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Nelligan Law gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Grace Tran, Student-at-Law in writing this article. Accidents can completely change one’s life. But they can also change your loved ones’ lives. The Family Law Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.3 (“FLA”) acknowledges this reality at section 61. FLA s.61 allows spouses, siblings, children, grandchildren, parents, and grandparents to… Read more »