Changes to Your Legal Rights

CLEO is making changes to Your Legal Rights as part of an overall strategy to simplify our websites and services. We will no longer be posting news to Your Legal Rights website but will continue to post this information on CLEO’s Twitter feed and Facebook page.  We encourage you to follow us there for information on CLEO’s work and news & events about the law and access to justice in Ontario.

Posted:
January 24, 2019
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

It's illegal, but many restaurants still ask job seekers to work unpaid trial shifts

Parkdale Community Legal Services' John No says the unpaid shifts issue is likely to get worse because the Ford government’s Bill 47 has reduced penalties for employment standards conventions.

Posted:
January 15, 2019
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

A year of Bill 148: Not what the big business lobby predicted

After 12 months of Bill 148, what happened to Ontario's job market?

Posted:
January 15, 2019
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Jan. & Feb. 2019: Injured Workers in the World of Precarious Work: Advocacy and organized resistance

This is a series of seven weekly seminars for workers and advocates, starting January 22, 2019. Registration is free, register for the full series or for individual seminars.

Posted:
January 14, 2019
Article source:
Industrial Accident Victims' Group of Ontario (IAVGO)

She was grabbed, endured sexual taunts and followed into the washroom. The WSIB says this wasn't workplace harassment

Injured Worker Consultants' Laura Lunansky says the decision shows "a complete lack of understanding of the human rights code, and of what a toxic workplace might look like."

Posted:
January 07, 2019
Article source:
Toronto Star

Latest updates on Steps to Justice / L'actualité de Justice pas-à-pas

Steps to Justice has updated information on taking time off work for illness and other personal emergencies.

Posted:
January 03, 2019
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic December 2018 newsletter

Topics covered in this issue of the newsletter include manufactured crisis at WSIB, saving French-language services, fighting predatory lending, Canada Child Benefit, and more.

Posted:
January 02, 2019
Article source:
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton

Opinion: Cuts in benefits and worker safety will worsen the opioid crisis in Canada

The Workers Community Legal Clinic (IWC) notes that 40 percent more injured workers were being prescribed opioids for pain management.

Posted:
December 21, 2018
Article source:
The Washington Post

Citizenship & Employment Precarity Project Survey

The project includes an online survey of persons living in the GTA who entered Canada without permanent residence. 

Posted:
December 21, 2018
Article source:
York University

WSIB to investigate claims of Kitchener-Waterloo rubber workers

The review will look at both cancer and non-cancer related claims of the former area rubber workers. 300 claims filed since 2002 will be reviewed by a dedicated team.

Posted:
December 12, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)