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October 2014 Archives

Security for Support

If you are a parent going through a separation, child support is likely going to be an issue you have to resolve with your spouse. If you have an obligation to pay child support, you will also have an obligation to ensure that you have security in place should you pass away while you child or children are still minors.
Similarly, if you are required to pay support to your spouse or former spouse, you will be required to maintain security for that support. Check out our blog post on how spousal support is calculated here

Wrongful/Constructive Dismissal in a Unionized Context, OR: Why Jian Ghomeshi isn't getting $55,000,000.00 anytime soon.

The once-$50M case against the CBC is in fact $55 million now. It could be that this was to avoid the otherwise apt references to a certain pulp fiction trilogy, and not founded in any real law.

Bill 21: Changes to the Employment Standards Act coming October 29, 2014

On October 29, 2014, Bill 21, the Employment Standards Amendment Act (Leaves to Help Families), 2014 comes into force. As employers it is important that you familiarize yourself with these new leave requirements. For employees, if you need to access these important protections in such dire circumstances, it is important that you recognize your newly established entitlements.