Employers may wish to reassess the common practice of discontinuing a terminated employee’s short- and long-term disability coverage at the end of the minimum notice period specified in provincial employment standards legislation. In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal confirmed that an employer who had continued group insurance coverage only during the statutory notice period mandated by the Employment Standards Act was liable for paying disability benefits when a terminated employee became disabled during her reasonable notice period.
One of the legal responsibilities of the executor of an estate is to attend to the disposition of the deceased’s remains. In this country, that means burial or cremation and the executor is the person who has the right to decide the manner of disposition. This, of course, could be a controversial decision in a family where not all of the members share the same beliefs and traditions. It is therefore imperative for a person making a will to discuss funeral instructions with members of the family to ensure that no discord is visited upon the executor who must make these difficult choices after death.
For those who are about to incorporate and have yet to do so, it is important you give appropriate consideration to establishing a proper share structure. In doing so you will likely save time, money and administrative difficulties as your business grows.
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