Property rights not automatic for separating common-law spouses

Separating common-law spouses don't share the same property rights as married couples going through a divorce, says Toronto family lawyer Lisa Gelman.

Posted:
May 25, 2017
Article source:
AdvocateDaily.com

Changing employee's shifts after medical leave is discrimination

Employees have the right to accommodation, that is, the employer must make changes to the workplace that assist the employee to complete their duties while dealing with a disability.

Posted:
May 25, 2017
Article source:
AdvocateDaily.com

Refugees 'in the crosshairs' as Legal Aid Ontario battles for government funding, advocates warn

Legal Aid Ontario says it has no choice but to slash refugee services — but many say cuts could be 'devastating'.

Posted:
May 25, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario to lead in humane correctional practices, minister says

The minister in charge of Ontario's jails said has indicated her government intends to follow a watchdog's blueprint for reforming solitary confinement.

Posted:
May 25, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

New and Revised CLEO Publications - May 24, 2017

CLEO is announces that new or updated resources are available. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge.

Posted:
May 24, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Learn more about the great work of Connecting Communities projects

Connecting projects offer legal information training to frontline workers who serve diverse communities across Ontario on a variety of legal topics, 33 funded so far by the LFO.

Posted:
May 24, 2017
Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario

Preventing workplace violence in the health care sector

This is a report from the Government of Ontario on how it's working to reduce violent incidents in health care workplaces and boost safety for staff and patients.

Posted:
May 24, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Court weighs in on self-represented litigants

The court found that while deputy judges in Small Claims Court have to deal with huge volume pressures, trial fairness requires them to take the extra time with self-represented litigants.

Posted:
May 24, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

WSIB cutting costs at expense of workers' health, report says

The study was conducted by the Industrial Accident Victims Group of Ontario (IAVGO) and Toronto lawyer and worker compensation specialist Antony Singleton.

Posted:
May 24, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Ontario Passes Legislation to Protect Human Trafficking Survivors

Ontario is a major centre for human trafficking in Canada, accounting for roughly 69 per cent of police-reported cases nationally in 2015.

Posted:
May 24, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario