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.

Dividing Your Property After Separation

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July 23, 2020
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After separating, married spouses have the right to apply for an equalization of their respective net family properties under the Ontario Family Law Act. A married spouse also has this right when the other spouse dies. On death, the surviving married spouse may elect to equalize family property instead of receiving any bequests left to… Read more »

Janice Payne awarded the OBA Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation

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July 14, 2020
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Nelligan Law  is proud to announce that Janice Payne, partner, has been awarded the 2020 Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation by the Ontario Bar Association. Awarded once annually, the award recognizes the contributions and achievements of members of the Ontario Bar in civil litigation in one or more of the following areas: outstanding advocacy… Read more »

Staying Safe on the Water: Tips to Avoid Boating Accidents

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July 14, 2020
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It is that time of year that we all look forward to and, this year, probably more than ever, after months of 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… Read more »

With Cause or Not With Cause: Your Employment Contract May Be Unenforceable Regardless, Says the Ontario Court of Appeal in New Waksdale Decision

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July 3, 2020
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On June 17, 2020, the Ontario Court of Appeal forged new ground in employment law with its decision in Waksdale v. Swegon North America Inc. (“Waksdale”). This decision has significant implications for employees and employers with respect to one of the most important cornerstones of the employment relationship: the employment contract. The Role of the… Read more »

COVID-19 and the Return to Work – WEBINAR

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June 27, 2020
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Watch as employment lawyers Malini Vijaykumar and Karine Dion explore questions for employees and employers as Ontario businesses navigate the phased reopening of businesses. Please note the COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly and information in this video reflects the date of publication (June 25th 2020). Visit our COVID-19 Resources Knowledge Centre for blogs, articles, and information.

Human Rights and Safety during COVID-19

Blog Post
June 10, 2020
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Many employees are now facing circumstances in their personal lives affecting their ability to work or to perform their job to the expected standard. Nelligan Law gratefully acknowledges the law of Melanie Sutton, Student-at-Law, in writing this blog post.  Ontario’s Human Rights Code (the Code) protects employees’ rights by prohibiting discrimination based on numerous protected… Read more »