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- Small Business Evictions Banned in Ontario
On March 19, 2020, two days after announcing a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ontario moved to temporarily protect residential tenants from eviction. The Landlord and Tenant Board suspended all eviction application hearings and the Superior Court of Justice ordered that no evict … Read more »
- Is COVID19 A Good Time to Separate or Divorce?
Podcast #51 –Is COVID19 A Good Time to Separate or Divorce? The pandemic has been extremely stressful for everyone. The fears of getting sick, combined with being isolated from friends and loved ones, the disruption of routines, the loss of favourite activities and perhaps the financial insecurity h … Read more »
- COVID-19 HR/Employment Webinar July 22nd, 2020 by Marty Rabinovitch
At Devry Smith Frank LLP‘s Human Resource and Employment Seminar, Employment Lawyer Marty Rabinovitch discussed The Reopening of the Economy in the COVID-19 Era. Marty Rabinovitch heads the employment law group at Devry Smith Frank LLP (DSF). Marty’s practice focuses on representing employees with … Read more »
- Employers Must Discharge Their Onus to Prove Failure to Mitigate
A recent 2020 decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court, Virk v. Satnam Education Society of B.C., was a reminder that in wrongful dismissal litigation, the employer has the burden to prove an employee’s failure to mitigate. When an employee has been wrongfully dismissed, they are obligated to … Read more »
- Are You Still Eligible For The CERB?
The CERB & Returning to Work Amidst the economic challenges of COVID-19, a number of Canadians have relied on financial assistance in the form of the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (the “CERB”). As businesses now slowly prepare to reopen in a phased approach, individuals must consider if they a … Read more »