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On the Radar: What happens when someone on ODSP gets a medical review date
July 4, 2017
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This month’s On the Radar talks about the process that the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) uses when they do a medical review.

On the Radar: Being sued in Small Claims Court
May 8, 2017
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This month's On the Radar highlights information about being sued in Small Claims Court, as featured on the Steps to Justice website.

On the Radar: Suing in Small Claims Court
April 6, 2017
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This month's On the Radar highlights information about making a claim in Small Claims Court, as featured on the Steps to Justice website.

On the Radar: Hours of work and breaks: Workers' rights and employers' responsibilities
March 6, 2017
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This month's On the Radar highlights information on the rules about hours of work and breaks, as featured on the Steps to Justice website.

On the Radar - Good news for parents on social assistance who get child support
January 23, 2017
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New rules mean that parents on social assistance who also get child support payments now have more money.

This month's On the Radar highlights this change. It also talks about some other things that people on assistance should know if they get child or spousal support.

On the Radar: Tenants who have to move because of domestic or sexual violence can now give just 28 days' notice
November 8, 2016
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Tenants who need to move because of domestic or sexual violence or abuse can now give their landlords just 28 days' notice.

This month's On the Radar outlines when and how tenants can use this new option.

On the Radar - New rules about tips and gratuities
September 1, 2016
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Recent changes to Ontario's Employment Standards Act (ESA) mean that there are now rules about the handling of tips and gratuities in the workplace.

This month's On the Radar looks at these new rules, including when workers get to keep tips and what they can do to protect their rights.

On the Radar: New Canada Child Benefit will help low-income families
July 19, 2016
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Most families with children under 18 will get payments from the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) starting in July 2016. The CCB is an important payment for low- and middle-income families as getting it can increase their income significantly.

This month's On the Radar explains some basics about the CCB, how it's different from the old child benefit payments, and how to get it.

On the Radar: Patients' rights when waiting for a long-term care home
June 17, 2016
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Hospitals in Ontario are overcrowded and there are long waiting lists for long-term care homes. As a result, patients who need long-term care often find themselves pressured to leave the hospital before a home of their choice is available.

This month's On the Radar looks at the rights people have in this situation, and what hospitals can and cannot force them to do.

On the Radar: Rules about time off and pay for public holidays
May 13, 2016
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Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (ESA) gives many workers the right to time off work with holiday pay on public holidays. But some employers don’t follow the rules.

With the summer’s public holidays fast approaching, this month’s On the Radar looks at the rules and what workers can do to protect their rights.

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