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What's the Deal With CECRA? My Thoughts On the Government's Newest Initiative to Help Businesses' Pay Rent ** The content of this article is the sole and exclusive property of Aaron Miller, Barrister & Solicitor. In no way does the content of this article represent a lawyer-client retainer, nor is the content representative of legal advice. While conducting a consultation with one of my commercial tenant clients the other day, a major initiative from both the provincial and federal governments came up: The impact of the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program. To put it plainly, CECRA (officially introduced on April 16, 2020) was created to help the small-to-medium size business out. Primarily, the Ontario and Canadian governments have partnered to do one particularly important thing: Allow these businesses to pay their full (or close to full) rent. As you can imagine, COVID has just about affected everything. This includes, small-to-medium size businesses, who although might have been doing very well pre-COVID, are now often str

Workplace Investigation? Steps Businesses Can Take To Avoid Legal Trouble

Image ** All contents of this blog are the exclusive and direct property of Aaron Miller, Barrister & Solicitor. None of the contents herein can be used elsewhere without the exclusive permission of Aaron Miller, Barrister & Solicitor. The contents of this blog do not form a valid retainer, and is not intended as individual legal advice . As an Employment/HR lawyer, one of the things I enjoy the most is leading Workplace Investigations. Although workplace investigations are stressful occasions for most, whether they be the Employer or Employee, I strongly believe that when a workplace investigation is done correctly, with the cooperation of all parties, great results will follow. This is not only the case for Employer businesses, who if workplace investigations are done right, can great limit their legal liability. Workplace investigations can often be satisfying for the Employee, who although bringing a complaint, can gain the satisfaction that