COVID-19 Temporary Layoff Rules to Expire September 4, 2020 for Provincially Regulated Workers

August 21st, 2020 by | Posted in COVID-19, Employment Law

As part of its efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government changed the rules on temporary employment layoffs as well as temporary reductions of hours and salary. The rule changes were to stay in effect only for the duration of the COVID-19 period, defined as the duration of Ontario’s pandemic-related state of emergency,…

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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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