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On the Radar - Elder abuse: Awareness and action
June 5, 2019
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To mark Seniors' Month, the June edition of On the Radar shares some key information about elder abuse.

On the Radar - Changes to fees in Ontario courts
May 1, 2019
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On April 1, 2019, fees that people pay to use Ontario’s courts went up. Some increases are as small as $1. But some are much larger, even double what they were.

This month’s On the Radar outlines some of these increases and what people can do if they can't afford the fees.

On the Radar - The right to be paid for training or trial shifts
April 1, 2019
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Before making a job offer, employers sometimes ask people to work trial shifts or show up for training. In some industries, for example, the restaurant business, trial shifts are not unusual.

This month's On the Radar highlights what the Employment Standards Act (ESA) says about the right to be paid for work. The ESA applies to most employees in Ontario.

On the Radar - New disability benefit will help some people on CPP retirement pensions
March 8, 2019
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Recent changes to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) mean more money for some people who are 60 to 64 years old and have a disability.

This month's On the Radar explains the new post-retirement disability benefit, why it was needed, and who can get it.

On the Radar - New rules for workers who need time off
February 6, 2019
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Recent changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) mean workers are entitled to fewer days off and no paid sick days.

This month's On the Radar talks about these changes, which took effect in January. The ESA applies to most employees in Ontario.

On the Radar - No more rent control for new apartments
February 1, 2019
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The provincial government is allowing landlords of new apartments to raise the rent by any amount.

This month’s On the Radar explains which units are affected by this change, and what it means for tenants.

On the Radar - New rules about police checks
December 3, 2018
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As of November, new rules apply when employers in Ontario ask people for police record checks. This month's On the Radar highlights some of these new rules.

On the Radar: A snapshot of the new cannabis laws
November 6, 2018
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Recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada on October 17, 2018. But cannabis is still highly regulated and many activities involving it remain against the law.

This month's On the Radar looks at some of the new federal and provincial laws about recreational cannabis that apply within Ontario, with a focus on criminal law and tenants' rights.

On the Radar: New protections when getting payday loans
October 4, 2018
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This summer, some of the rules for payday lenders were changed to give borrowers more protection.

This month's On the Radar outlines some of the main rules and highlights what's new.

On the Radar: New rules about working while getting Employment Insurance
August 16, 2018
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People can work part-time while getting most types of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits. Some of the rules about how much of their earnings they can keep changed on August 12, 2018.

This month's On the Radar talks about these changes and gives some examples of how the rules apply.

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