Blog

17 Aug Summer Newsletter: Legal Updates and Firm News

Pressing Updates  July 31, 2018, ODSP change reversal, cuts to social assistance, and cancellation of the basic income pilot Canadian Association for Community Living Senate Committee submissions on the RDSP and the Disability Tax Credit Employment and labour law developments in the DS Sector Advocacy and Community Appearances White...

Read More

21 Jun Upcoming Changes to ODSP!

Ontario residents with disabilities can expect to see major changes to the Regulations [1] under the Ontario Disability Support Program Act [2] (the “Regulations”) in the months to come. These changes – outlined in prospective amendments to the Regulations and the government’s proposals in the 2018 Ontario...

Read More

05 Apr PooranLaw’s Comments on Ontario Budget 2018

Care and Support Front and Centre in Recent Ontario Budget Announcement: Implications for People with Disabilities, their Families and Government Funded Service Agencies The word “CARE” was mentioned over 35 times last week as Finance Minister, Charles Souza revealed the “Plan for Care and Opportunity Budget”. As...

Read More

22 Feb Resources and Tools for Families Engaging Support Workers

On November 27th Bill 148, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, received Royal Assent and became law.  Bill 148 affects everything from the minimum wage and public holiday pay, to how employees request scheduling changes, refuse shifts and take leaves of absence. Many families do not...

Read More

04 Jan PooranLaw Legal Update – January 2018 – Bill 148 – The Final Word

On January 1, 2018, numerous changes to Ontario's Labour and Employment laws come into effect under the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (the "Act"). These changes have significant implications for the Developmental Services Sector ("DS Sector"), and aggravate existing staffing challenges and financial pressure on employers who...

Read More

24 Nov ESA Exemption Feedback Process – Share your perspective

New Extended Deadline Announced - January 1, 2018 The Ontario Government recently announced new opportunities for stakeholders to provide feedback on proposed changes to certain exemptions to Ontario's employment and labour laws.  The proposed changes have profound implications for many stakeholders in the Disability and Developmental...

Read More