Income Fluctuations during COVID-19 and their Impact on Support

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April 12, 2021
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Depending on where you live and the industry in which you work, you (and your income) may have made it through the last year of COVID-19 unscathed. However, for many Canadians, the pandemic has significantly impacted their incomes and the nature of their employment. This impact has come in the form of windfalls for a… Read more »

Craig O’Brien on CTV News

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March 11, 2021
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Watch as Craig O’Brien discusses the idea of vaccine passports and their potential associated legal issues with CTV News Ottawa:

Janice Payne Awarded 2021 Law Society Medal

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March 11, 2021
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We are so excited to share that Janice Payne has been awarded the 2021 Law Society Medal for her incredible contribution to the legal profession. Each year, the Law Society of Ontario awards the Law Society Medal to selected lawyers who have made a significant contribution to the profession.  The award is given for outstanding… Read more »

Black Canadians in Law: A Timeline

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February 25, 2021
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To celebrate Black History month, Nelligan Law has put together a timeline highlighting a few of the many trailblazers who helped shape Canada’s cultural and legal landscape, and some of the milestones and significant decisions impacting Black rights in Canada. Although Black History month is a chance to reflect on the strides made, it is… Read more »

2SLGBTQ+ Human Rights in the Workplace

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February 19, 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 »

Trademark 101 – How do I make sure my preferred business name is not taken?

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February 17, 2021
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While it is stressful for many people going through this COVID-19 pandemic, and lockdown forcing many of us to work from home, this pandemic allows us to have more spare time at home. If you are like me, you may be thinking of many different ideas, including ideas for starting up a new business.    Now, after coming up with a new business idea and a new business name,… Read more »

Am I entitled to vacation pay while on Infectious Disease Emergency Leave?

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February 11, 2021
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Many employees have been using the Infectious Disease Emergency Leave for almost one year. By now, those employees should have received their accrued but unused vacation pay (4% or 6% of gross wages earned during a 12-month vacation entitlement year) for the previous “vacation entitlement year”. Your “vacation entitlement year” is typically the recurring 12-month… Read more »