Being a Surety for Bail

Being a Surety for Bail

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Criminal Procedure, Legal Information

Many of us will be asked at some point in our lives to act as a surety for a partner, family member, loved one, co-worker or friend. What does being a surety mean? What are a surety’s responsibilities? What do I need to know to become a surety?

Welcome Overhaul of Ontario Employment Standards

Welcome Overhaul of Ontario Employment Standards

The Stronger Workplaces Act changed Ontario employment standards, making complaints more feasible for recovering back-wages and seeking compensation for standards violations. The changes also expanded protections to previously-excluded foreign workers, and bolstered standards for precarious workers in temporary help agencies.

How Do I Submit an Employment Standards Claim?

How Do I Submit an Employment Standards Claim?

If you’ve been wronged in the workplace, an employment standards claim may be an option. What’s involved to make an Ontario employment standards complaint?

How does BAIL work in Canada?

How does BAIL work in Canada?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Criminal Procedure, Legal Information

What is bail? What is a bail hearing? Who has to “show cause”, and what does that mean? What are the grounds for detention? How does bail work in Canada?

Constructing dismissal: recognizing when your employer is pushing you out, and what to do about it

Constructing dismissal: recognizing when your employer is pushing you out, and what to do about it

Constructive dismissal describes a situation when your employer has changed your terms of employment — including salary, position, location, tasks or responsibilities — to the extent that the law considers you to have been effectively fired from your old job and hired into a changed one. You may be entitled to a notice period or compensation.

Welcome to AvantLaw.ca!

Welcome to AvantLaw.ca!

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in News

We are very pleased to officially launch our website and firm. We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to two very talented women artists, without whom this beautiful website would not have been possible: Toronto graphic designer and web designer Liz MacInnis and Vancouver photographer Bethany Schiedel. Thank you!