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My employment was terminated without cause. Now what?

April 30th, 2020 in Employment & Severance

Work is one of the most fundamental aspects in a person’s life, providing the individual with a means of financial support and, as importantly, a contributory role in society. A person’s employment is an essential component of his or her…

KNOW WHAT YOU ARE AGREEING TO BEFORE YOU ARE APPOINTED A POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR PROPERTY

July 29th, 2019 in Elder Law & Estates

There are many situations where you may be asked to agree to be appointed a Power of Attorney for Property. The most common would be for an elderly parent, grandparent or other relative. This role of attorney for property should…

Vice & Hunter LLP Paralegal Jennifer Gravel Vanasse wins the William J. Simpson Distinguished Paralegal Award for 2019

April 19th, 2019 in V&H News

Vice & Hunter LLP is pleased to announce that Jennifer Gravel Vanasse has been awarded the 2019 William J. Simpson Distinguished Paralegal Award by the Law Society of Ontario. Jennifer was among the first paralegals to obtain her license from…

Clean Hands in Real Estate Disputes (Nuisance and Trespass)

January 22nd, 2019 in Real Estate Litigation

Sometimes neighbours don’t get along. The source of the dispute may arise from someone placing his fence or eaves trough on or over their neighbour’s property without consent. That is called a continuing trespass to land. It may also be that someone will divert water from their land to their neighbour’s land causing damages. That […]

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…

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