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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent reports point to the many negative effects that lack of paid sick time has on workers. Illnesses spread because workers can't afford to take time off and hospital emergency departments see people who can't get to their doctors during office hours.

This month's On the Radar talks about the personal emergency leave available to people covered by rules in Ontario's Employment Standards Act and how these rules fail to meet the needs of many workers.

Many things change after separation or divorce, including what tax credits and benefits someone might get. By filing a tax return, some benefits apply even if a person has little or no income.

This month's On the Radar talks about some of the things that a person who is newly separated or divorced should think about when doing their tax return.

The two main public income support programs for people with disabilities are Canada Pension Plan disability (CPPD) benefits and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits.

This month's On the Radar talks about key differences between these programs, and how some people may be able to get benefits from one or both of them.

Launch of LawConnect promises enhanced public legal education in Ontario

Last evening a crowd gathered at the Law Society to celebrate the launch of LawConnect. Leaders in the public legal education community, including The Honourable Roy McMurtry, Chief Justice Heather Forster Smith and Law Society Treasurer Janet Minor joined over 100 teachers, judges, lawyers, community partners and funders for this celebratory event.

Recent reports show that labelling workers as "independent contractors" rather than employees has become widespread in many sectors of the labour market. This leaves many workers with little job security, no benefits, and working conditions that don't meet minimum standards.

This month's On the Radar describes what it means for workers if they've been misclassified as independent contractors.