Year: 2018

Elder abuse: Durham Region’s mobile unit will respond to calls

November 14th, 2018 in Elder Abuse

A new mobile response team is set to come to the aid of vulnerable people in trouble. The Durham Region of Ontario has initiated the Vulnerable Person Outreach Project (VPOP) with the help of the Durham Regional Police Service. The…

Estate beneficiary advice: Are there inheritance rights?

November 14th, 2018 in Estate Beneficiary Advice

People who believe they have been named in a will yet are still waiting to hear any news about the estate after a couple years may be wondering what they can do. When it comes to estate beneficiary advice in…

Employee rights: Ontario Tories cancel number of labour reforms

November 6th, 2018 in Employee Rights

The new provincial Conservative government has decided to cancel a number of labour reforms brought in by the previous government. Some Ontario labour groups are saying the reforms regarding employee rights are unfair to workers, mean-spirited and reckless. Among the decisions…

There are ways to prevent financial elder abuse in Ontario

October 29th, 2018 in Elder Abuse

Senior citizens are among the most vulnerable sectors of society. Elder abuse in any form is unconscionable, including trying to bilk seniors out of their hard-earned money. Ontario has laws in place to prevent this from happening, yet unfortunately, it…

Elder law: Employers can’t force seniors off the job in Ontario

October 22nd, 2018 in Elder Law & Estates

Many people are capable of working well into their senior years. Elder law in Ontario — as in many places in Canada — has done away with a mandatory retirement age. In fact, it has been construed as being discriminatory….

Employee rights: Premier says sick days shouldn’t be paid

October 15th, 2018 in Employment & Severance

Doug Ford says employers can’t afford to pay employees for sick days. Critics say the Ontario Premier is treading on employee rights and workplace protections. Ford is aiming to blackball the former Liberal government’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act which…

Employee rights: Charity ordered to pay employee vacation pay

October 9th, 2018 in Employment & Severance

The registered charity, Outward Bound, has been bound by a Ministry of Labour decision to pay a former employee $500 vacation pay. The Ontario charity violated the former instructor’s employee rights when the company failed to keep records of his…

Former talk show host sues for wrongful termination

October 3rd, 2018 in Wrongful Termination

Former Canadian talk show host Mark Steines is suing over being let go from his latest gig. The Ontario media personality has launched a law suit for wrongful termination from the talk show, Home & Family. He claims he was…

Elder abuse: Ontario nursing home waits for assist order lift

September 24th, 2018 in Elder Abuse

An Ontario nursing home which has been operating with the help of a care group ordered by the provincial government, is waiting for the order to be lifted. Operations at Hogarth Riverview Manor in Thunder Bay, Ontario have been overseen…

Elder abuse in Ontario: Senior monetary rip-offs on the rise

September 12th, 2018 in Elder Abuse

It used to be that the elderly were protected, but it’s becoming more and more commonplace to hear of financial predators taking advantage of unsuspecting senior citizens. Financial elder abuse among the older set in Ontario is on the rise,…

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