COVID-19, Employment

ON THE RADAR: Changes to Sick Leave & Layoff Rules Related to COVID-19

Re-posted from ON THE RADAR, a publication of Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)

In July, the Ontario government made big changes to the leave program created because of COVID-19. For more information, check out the August issue of ON THE RADAR!

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News, Social Assistance

Kingston Community Legal Clinic Among Groups Calling for Social Assistance Rate Boost

Check out the Kingston Whig Standard’s recent interview with John Done about the need for increased social assistance rates in Ontario.

https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/kingston-community-legal-clinic-among-groups-calling-for-ontario-support-programs-boost

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Uncategorized

Tenant Wins at Board Hearing

Check out Steph Crozier’s recent article in the Kingston Whig Standard where she interviews John Done about a recent case before the Landlord & Tenant Board.

https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/tenant-wins-at-board-hearing

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housing, Human Rights, Legal, News

ACTO Asserts that the LTB’s Digital First Policy has Discriminated Against Ontarians

Re-posted from Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)

The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario will be representing a number of tenants from across Ontario in their human rights applications before the HRTO against the Landlord and Tenant Board.

We are asserting that the LTB’s Digital First policy has, in many cases, violated tenants rights under Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

ACTO intends to achieve a significant legal victory for those who were left behind when the LTB decided to go Digital First. These applications represent the first attempt to call the LTB to account for these violations on a systemic level.

Read the full press release here:

https://www.acto.ca/…/press-release-human-rights…/

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News

ON THE RADAR: New Rules to Prevent Abuse in Home & Community Care

Re-posted from ON THE RADAR, a publication of Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is marked on June 15 each year. Honouring this day helps to put elder abuse in the spotlight as an important public health and human rights’ issue. And it’s a reminder that abuse, neglect, and improper or incompetent care are preventable.

Click HERE for more information in this month’s issue of ON THE RADAR.

This post gives general legal information. For legal advice for a specific situation please CONTACT KCLC.