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You or your partner may want or need to change or end the spousal support in your separation agreement or court order because of significant changes to your situation. For example: You or your partner's income has gone up or down. The partner...
The Family Responsibility Office (FRO) is a government agency that enforces child support and spousal support. The FRO collects support directly from the person who has to pay support, keeps a record of the amounts paid, and then pays that amount to...
You don't have to hire a lawyer to help you with your family law issues. But, a lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and responsibilities.Responsibilities are what the law says you have to do after you separate or divorce and rights are...
If you can't afford to hire a lawyer for your whole case, you can still talk to a lawyer for general advice. Some lawyers also provide "unbundled" or "limited scope" services. This means they agree to help you with part of your case. For example,...
You may need different kinds of help and support when you leave an abusive relationship. Legal advice A lawyer has special training that allows them to give legal advice. Legal advice means that a lawyer can explain how the law applies to your...
The law says that employers can ask questions about whether you're qualified and able to do the job. For example, if you need a driver's licence for a delivery job, an employer can ask if you have one. And an employer can ask if you've had other...
You will need a Social Insurance Number (SIN). A SIN is a 9-digit number that you need to work in Canada or to use government programs and get benefits. Your employer uses your SIN on forms that they have to fill out related to your work. For...
In most workplaces, the minimum age to work is 14. But it depends on the job. For example, you have to be: 14 to work in a store or as a waiter 15 to work in a restaurant kitchen 16 to work on a construction project 18 to sell or serve alcohol (but...
An employer might offer you a job "on probation". Probation is like a trial period so they can decide if they want to keep you in the job. Probation is often 3 to 6 months but could be longer. If your employer provides benefits, like paying for...
You don't have to pay money or a fee to an employer so that you can start work. But before they hire you, an employer might ask you to pay for things like: looking at your job application supplies or equipment that you need to do the job training...
If you're being trained while you're doing the job, the employer usually has to pay you at least minimum wage. Ontario's Employment Standards Act (ESA) has minimum standards that employers must follow, such as rules about minimum wage. But not all...
An independent contractor is someone who runs their own business. Independent contractors are self-employed and do not have the same rights as employees. Some employers ask people to agree that they're running their own business and selling their...
It depends on your job. Ontario's Employment Standards Act (ESA) has minimum standards that employers must follow. For example, there are rules about: hours of work minimum wage vacation pay, holiday pay, and time off from work But not all jobs...
The Employment Standards Act (ESA) has minimum standards that employers must follow. This includes rules about overtime pay. In most jobs, when you work more than 44 hours in a week, the hours above 44 are overtime hours. You earn 1½ times your...
Yes. The Employment Standards Act (ESA) has rules about overtime. And the normal ESA rules that apply to most workers are that the hours they work over 44 hours a week are overtime hours. But an employer can ask you to sign an agreement that has...
Ontario's Employment Standards Act gives most people the right to 2 weeks of paid vacation in a year. They earn this by working 12 months for the same employer. Some workers may get more vacation time, based on what their employer agrees to give...
In most jobs, you have the right to get the day off with holiday pay.In Ontario, there are 9 public holidays each year. Some people call these "stat holidays".New Year’s DayJanuary 1Family Daythird Monday of FebruaryGood FridayFriday before Easter...
The law says that your employer must take money from your pay for things like: income tax Employment Insurance (EI) premiums Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions These are called "statutory deductions". Your employer sends this money to the...
Ontario's Employment Standards Act (ESA) says that on or before your payday, your employer must give you a statement of your wages. This is often called a pay stub. The pay stub must include: your rate of pay, for example, how much you make in an...
Ontario's Employment Standards Act gives most people the right to 2 weeks of vacation in a year. They earn this by working 12 months for the same employer. Some workers may get more vacation time, based on what their employer agrees to give them or...
If you're fired from your job, your employer has to: pay you any wages they owe you produce a Record of Employment Rules in Ontario's Employment Standards Act Ontario's Employment Standards Act (ESA) has rules about what your employer has to do...
Sometimes being forced out of a job is the same as being fired. The law calls this constructive dismissal. Constructive dismissal happens when your employer does something that: changes things at work for you in a major way, is not something you...
You only have to want to live "separate and apart" from your partner to legally separate from them. This means that you have: decided that you want to end your marriage or common-law relationship, and started to behave in a way that shows you want...
No, you don't have to get a divorce if your marriage is over. Some married couples separate and never divorce. Others get a divorce only when they want to remarry. Separating and getting a divorce are different things. You can separate from your...
If you're married and want to legally end your marriage, you must apply for a divorce order from the court. If your partner doesn't want to get a divorce, you can apply for one yourself. If your partner doesn't respond, this is sometimes called an "...