Are Ontario residents covered under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule if they have an accident involving an off-road vehicle outside of Ontario?

July 8th, 2020 by | Posted in Litigation, Personal Injury

In October of 2019, the Court of Appeal released its decision in Benson v. Belair Insurance Company Inc. This was two appeals heard together involving different parties and accidents but with a common issue. Both cases involved Ontario residents who were operating off-road vehicles (an ATV and a dirt bike) outside of the Province of…

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Hockey Injuries

May 22nd, 2020 by | Posted in Litigation, Personal Injury

The idea that a hockey injury caused by rough play may give rise to legal action is likely a foreign concept to most Canadians who grew up around the game. Hockey is an occasionally dangerous sport and is often played by tough competitors. As such, some degree of risk and the potential of injury is…

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Layoffs, Work Sharing and Related Issues

April 6th, 2020 by | Posted in COVID-19, Employment Law

Layoffs and Work Sharing Your relationship with your Ontario Employees is governed by the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) and the Common Law. The ESA allows you to temporarily layoff employees, and to enter work sharing agreements. However, this is subject to some ESA and Common Law restrictions, which I will discuss below. If your business…

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Temporary Layoffs

April 1st, 2020 by | Posted in COVID-19, Employment Law

A temporary layoff occurs when an employer stops giving an employee work and (usually) pay for a limited period of time. The employer files a Record of Employment and the employee is permitted to apply for Employment Insurance. At the end of the layoff period, the employee is recalled and returns to work with their…

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The Threshold

March 25th, 2020 by | Posted in Litigation, Personal Injury

If you have been injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle, you will probably hear the expression ‘getting over the threshold’. When you make a claim for compensation for pain and suffering and a loss of enjoyment of life, you must show that you have a serious and permanent impairment. The question is: do…

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