Did your child cause an accident while driving your car? If a vehicle is involved in an accident, the owner may be held financially liable for another party’s injuries and damages even if they weren’t driving the car.
These recent years have seen a number of significant legislative changes in Ontario. The region has been featured in global news for drastic shifts in legislation such as the legalization of cannabis.
It is an unfortunate reality that many of our clients are victims of the negligent acts of drunk drivers. In such cases, there will often be both criminal and civil consequences against the wrongdoers.
An employer is not permitted to fire an employee on the basis of a disability. Section 5 of the Ontario Human Rights Code (HRC) protects you from being discriminated against and harassed in your employment and in other areas solely based on your disability.
We often take for granted the degree of precision and care that is required to keep commonly used machines, such as escalators and elevators, in working order. Likewise, because they are ubiquitous, we often dismiss the potential dangers that these machines pose when they are operating incorrectly.
Traditionally, STD and LTD benefits would be taxed when you file your annual income tax returns. This meant income tax was not deducted during issuance of STD or LTD payments. From January 2015, CRA requirements are now that STD and LTD payments have to be taxed at the time the payments are issued.