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The Ontario Ministry of Labour has created this tool designed to help employers and employees determine if their workplace complies with rules concerning hours of work and overtime. There are eight accessible tutorials and five interactive tools that address daily rest, weekly and bi-weekly rest, rest between shifts, overtime and time off in lieu, and averaging and time off in lieu.
This section on the Ontario Human Rights Commission web site describes "family status" (being in a parent and child relationship) and the duty to accommodate, and explains how the Ontario Human Rights Code protects specific family relationships from discrimination in employment, housing, and services.
The Human Rights Legal Support Centre is one of three agencies that make up Ontario's human rights system. It provides legal assistance to Ontarians who have experienced discrimination contrary to Ontario's Human Rights Code, and who may want to make a human rights application. The Human Rights Legal Support Centre website provides information on how discrimination is defined in the "Code", how Ontario's Human Rights System works, as well as information sheets and guides on preparing and filing an application for assistance.
This guide provides victims with information about the focus of media; the impact of media on victims; the risks/benefits of speaking to the media; modern technology; tips for interacting with the media; and high-profile cases. This may be used as a handout by police, victim services staff, NGOs, and others who interact directly with crime victims and survivors.
This guide aims to provide basic legal information to people without immigration status so that they will be able to better protect themselves from the risks of immigration arrest and detention. It looks at who is at risk, how to develop a strategy for what to do if confronted by immigration or police, safety plans, what to do if an officer stops you in a public place, at work, at home, in a car or on a bike, getting help while in detention, and key legal information for detainees.
This section of the Ministry of the Attorney General website contains information on contracts and torts, suing and being sued, How do I find a lawyer or a paralegal?, the civil courts, mediation and arbitration, and landlord and tenant issues.
This handbook has information on what resources are available to assist families and others who have been affected by homicide. It looks at what families may experience, from "After the police leave...what happens now?" to accessing financial assistance, including compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and other sources of financial help. It also covers the criminal justice process, from the investigation, to the trial, sentencing, parole, and what happens with youth offenders. The last section includes information on the Victims' Bill of Rights, a glossary, and who to contact.
Every tenant has the right to a home that is well maintained, in a building that is clean and safe. This booklet explains the types of maintenance and repairs that landlords must do, steps tenants can take to get things fixed, and ways tenants can get help.
Learn about your employment standards rights and responsibilities – including hours of work, minimum wage, and termination pay – in the ministry's biweekly podcast. Other topics include Employing Domestic Workers, Deductions From Wages, Family Medical Leave, Reprisals, and more. Each podcast is less than six minutes long.
This booklet describes what tenants have to do if they want to move out, and what can happen if they do not follow the rules. There are sections dealing with ways to move out early: making an agreement with a landlord, assigning, subletting, and applying to the Landlord and Tenant Board.