September 30th – Our Offices are Closed to Recognize The National Day For Truth and Reconciliation

  September 30th, formerly known as Orange Shirt Day has been recognized by the Canadian federal government as Canada’s newest stat holiday – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, so that Canadians across the country can reflect and recognize that immense damage that was done to over 150,000 indigenous children and their families.   Lancaster […] Read More

Ontario Moving to Step Three of Roadmap to Reopen on July 16

NEWS RELEASE Continuing Improvements in Key Indicators Allowing Province to Safely Expand Indoor Settings and Capacity Limits July 09, 2021 Premier’s Office TORONTO — With key public health and health care indicators continuing to improve and the provincewide vaccination rate surpassing the targets outlined in the province’s Roadmap to Reopen, in consultation with the Chief […] Read More

We are hiring for a Family Law Legal Assistant.

Legal Assistant – Lancaster, Brooks & Welch LLP Role: Legal Assistant – Family Law We are Niagara’s oldest law firm (1882), located in St Catharines – our established, and respected family law department is expanding. We are seeking a legal assistant to support the day-to-day activities of a lawyer whose primary responsibility is Family Law. […] Read More

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Announces a Judicial Appointment in the Province of Ontario

  Leanne Standryk Is Appointed Judge Of The Superior Court Of Ontario   News release   May 26, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes […] Read More

Ontario Releases Three-Step Roadmap to Safely Reopen the Province

      NEWS RELEASE Province Safely Reopening Outdoor Recreational Amenities Prior to End of Stay-at-Home Order   May 20, 2021 Premier’s Office TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released its Roadmap to Reopen, a three-step plan to safely and cautiously reopen the province and gradually […] Read More

Ontario Extending Stay-at-Home Order Until June 2, 2021

  Province Outlines Plans to Make Pfizer Vaccine Available to Youth Aged 12 to 17   TORONTO — With the new, more contagious variants continuing to pose significant risks, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended the Stay-at-Home Order (O. Reg. 265/21) until at least June 2, 2021. […] Read More

COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act Receives Royal Assent

  Proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 introduced by the COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act, 2021, received Royal Assent April 29, 2021.  Accordingly, provincially regulated employers in Ontario are required to provide employees with up to 3 days’ paid leave for COVID-19 related reasons which include:   COVID-19 testing Isolating while waiting for […] Read More

Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit

On April 28, 2021, the Ontario Government announced the COVID-19 Putting Workers First Act which requires employers to provide up to 3 paid sick days for COVID-19 related reasons including:   COVID-19 testing Isolating while waiting for test results Illness due to COVID-19 Vaccination appointments Side effects from the vaccination Self-isolation due to COVID-19 mandated […] Read More

Ontario to Introduce Paid COVID-19 Leave

Province to reimburse employers for up to three paid leave days related to COVID-19 for every employee. TORONTO – While Ontario government continues to work with the federal government to further support vulnerable workers by doubling payments made through the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) program, the province will introduce legislation that, if passed, will […] Read More

Workplace Inspection Campaign Launching In COVID-19 Hotspots

      News Release April 8, 2021 Inspections begin this Friday in Peel and Halton warehouses, manufacturers, and retail businesses TORONTO – The Ontario government is launching a series of zero-tolerance workplace safety inspections in sectors and regions hardest hit by COVID-19, beginning tomorrow with warehouses, food processors and manufacturers in Peel and Halton […] Read More

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