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Employee or Independent Contractor? What’s the Difference – and Why it Matters in Ontario


In Ottawa, and elsewhere in Ontario, the distinction between an “employee” and an “independent contractor” is an important one in employment law. Because the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) only applies to “employees”, whether you are an “employee” or an “independent contractor” will determine whether you are entitled to minimum employment standards. If an employee is…

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What Goes Into The Process Of Pursuing A Slip-And-Fall Lawsuit


There are many reasons someone what slip or trip and fall.  Unfortunately, even a minor slip and fall can seriously affect your health and financial security.  Apart from the fact that unexpected events could cause the slip and fall, in many instances, it’s caused by a property’s owner’s negligence.  For example, if an owner of…

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5 Things To Know About Long-Term Disability Benefits


When faced with long-term disability issues, many employees don’t know if they should hire a long-term disability lawyer or not. These employees get more confused when they have their long-term disability claim denied or have their benefits cut off. Many employees are even unaware that their employer provides long-term disability (LTD) insurance as part of…

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How Is Compensation Determined in A Personal Injury Case?


When injured due to another person or organization’s negligence (carelessness), you could be entitled to compensation. Damages is the legal term used to refer to this kind of compensation. There are two types of damages: compensatory and punitive damages.  On the one hand, compensatory damages make you, the victim, whole again. In other words, this…

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