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Category: Small Claims Court

What kind of legal costs can I recover at court? Small Claims Court edition

By , April 7, 2017 1:38 pm

The losing party in a court case usually pays some of the winning party’s costs, but the costs that can be recovered in Small Claims Court are significantly limited by the Rules of the Small Claims Court and the Courts of Justice Act. Despite these limits, a judge recently awarded a losing party to pay Continue Reading…

Should You See an Employment Lawyer About that Issue?

By , February 23, 2016 10:00 am

We often receive calls from individuals wondering whether it is worth spending the money to see an employment lawyer.  Sometimes this is because the employee has been fired and received a termination letter and the employee wants to know if the amount is fair.  Other times it is because an employee has been offer a Continue Reading…

Starting a Small Claims Court Action Just Became Easier

By , August 14, 2014 4:03 pm

Currently, a claim for unpaid wages, vacation pay and termination pay can be brought to the Ministry of Labour as a complaint under the Employment Standards Act, but the maximum you can obtain is generally $10,000. If you claim for termination pay then you generally cannot bring a wrongful dismissal action in the courts. If Continue Reading…

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