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Ontario court rules temporary-layoffs due to COVID-19 don’t prevent constructive dismissal claims

KPA Lawyers – July 19, 2021 It may seem redundant to say that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario has caused unprecedented changes in how and where many of us work. One such change was the Ontario government’s introduction of Ontario Regulation 228/20 to the Ontario Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) entitled Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”). Among other things, the IDEL Regulation provided

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What Happens If I Die in Ontario Without a Will?

KPA Lawyers – July 2, 2021 If you die in Ontario without a will, the law states that you have died Intestate. More simply put, you have not specified how your property is to be divided and distributed. The Ontario Succession Law Reform Act regulates how to distribute assets and pay debts in this situation. However, it is essential to have a will since

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5 Things Landlords Should Keep in Mind When Renting Out Property in Ontario

KPA Lawyers – July 2, 2021 Renting out property in Ontario is challenging, whether you are just starting or a seasoned landlord. From new laws to offering an Ontario lease, there are several legal and financial aspects of being a landlord that you must monitor and manage. Rental property management is a business, which means you must remain professional, stay financially solvent, and screen

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What If I Disagree With an Estate Executor in Ontario?

You must evaluate your reasoning if you disagree with an estate executor in Ontario. A valid disagreement could lead to the executor’s removal. However, personal disputes do not qualify for legal intervention and should be solved through communication instead.In this blog post, KPA Lawyers addresses what to expect from an executor, how to handle a dispute, and where to get legal help. Let’s start

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Reasons why your COVID-19 relationship is feeling 6 feet apart in Ontario

KPA Lawyers – June 24, 2021 Some refer to it as “love under lockdown”. This is the state of relationships during the Covid-19 pandemic. For many people, love relationships have always been associated with counting down the hours to see each other, going on exciting dates, and sharing romantic dates. However, the pandemic has redefined the mechanics of romance. Where newly dating partners are

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Sharing Intimate Photos Without Consent Can Get You in A LOT of Trouble

KPA Lawyers – February 18, 2015 Information in today’s digital age travels at unprecedented speed, connecting us through digital devices across time and space. Digital technologies and their practices have become so ubiquitous that we often take for granted how intimately immersed we are in this information landscape. We never have to miss a beat: checking last night’s hockey scores; staying up to date

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Ontario Human Rights Tribunal orders record award of $150,000 for injury to dignity to temporary for

KPA Lawyers – May 22, 2015 O.P.T. v. Presteve Foods Ltd., 2015 HRTO 675 (CanLII) [Re-posted from CanLii Connects.] Jose Pratas (pictured), the former owner of Presteve Foods, pleaded guilty to assault in 2009 and was given a conditional sentence and three years probation. The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal ruled that the owner of a fish processing plant in southern Ontario subjected two temporary

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Man charged with fraud for selling iPhone boxes filled with rice

Someone may have outdone Apple when it comes to wrapping relatively useless products in pretty packaging. Police in Toronto are looking for more victims after a man was charged with fraud for allegedly selling an iPhone box filled with rice, instead of a phone, to people on the online classifieds website Kijiji. Police say two victims have come forward, saying they met up with

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How People Rating App Could Create More Defamation Lawsuits

KPA Lawyers – March 6, 2016 Last September, CBC news announced that a Calgary based company, Peeple, had developed an app that allows users to rate human beings like restaurants. Internet outrage caused Peeple to shut down their social media accounts the following month. Earlier this week, it was announced that the Peeple app would be returning with some changes. Among those changes is

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5 Job Application Tips for Summer Law Students

Earning a summer student job or articling placement at a law firm is competitive in Toronto and the surrounding areas. It’s not uncommon for firms to receive hundreds of applicants for relatively few positions. Given the competition for jobs, some students may be satisfied simply being able to work in a law firm during their first or second summer in law school, while others

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How to Win in Small Claims Court Without a Lawyer

KPA Lawyers – February 14, 2016 Lawyers are an expensive bunch. So what do you do if that contractor you hired runs away with your money, or someone files a frivolous lawsuit against you? The answer depends on the amount of money in question. If you’re involved in a lawsuit where someone is claiming more than $35,000 (as of January 1st, 2020), then despite

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Ontario court orders Orangeville contractor to pay $10,733 for botched construction job

KPA Lawyers – August 19, 2016 KPA Lawyers is actively searching for the debtor described in this article. If you have information about this individual, please contact us at info@kpalawyers.ca. The Orangeville Small Claims Court ordered Taylor Wyatt Williams (pictured) of Northernway Landscaping to pay $10,733.00 in damages and legal costs to a Brampton family after he received payment in advance for construction work

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