Category Employment/Labour

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What Do Turtles & Service Dogs Have in Common? Tribunal Practice Update

Tribunal work involves legislation that affects clients with a wide range of legal issues. Employment, environmental issues, and social justice are just a few of the areas that are handled by dozens of tribunals established by the government. Here are some recent cases and reports from tribunals where paralegals may practice:

Non-Profit Providers and Owners Are ‘Co-Landlords’

A three-person panel of the Landlord and Tenant Board decided in a Review Order that the LTB has no jurisdiction to make orders related to a non-profit housing organization and the building owner it works with. They are co-landlords — not in a sub-tenant relationship. Last fall, the Board chose to initiate a Review pursuant […]

Canadian Legal Issues

Limos & Salters & Bears: Canadian Law for Paralegals

CanLII Connects makes it faster and easier for legal professionals and the public to access high-quality legal commentary on Canadian court decisions. See Scope’s Publisher Page for examples of good legal writing by, for and about paralegals. Here are some recent cases of direct interest and use to Ontario’s legal services providers:

Occupational Health & Safety

Competence, Courts, Crusades… Your Legal News Cache

A collection of news and information from around the legal world, these articles are selected from reliable sources, and for their relevance to the profession. Enter terms in the search box to access more SCOPE articles and links to resources on topics that are important to legal services providers.

Daycare Dilemma, Firing: Family Status & Employment Law

In a recent employment-law case, a dental office manager was awarded more than $62,000 in damages for wrongful dismissal and breach of the Ontario Human Rights Code. Partridge v. Botony Dental Corporation, 2015 ONSC 343 (CanLII) considers wrongful dismissal as a reprisal for a request for accommodation for childcare arrangements. The plaintiff, Ms. Partridge, filed […]

By-laws, Reality Checks, Defences: New Scope-related Content at CanLII, Connects

CanLII Connects makes it faster and easier for legal professionals and the public to access high-quality legal commentary on Canadian court decisions. See Scope’s Publisher Page. Here are some recent cases of direct interest and use to paralegals in Ontario:

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