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Israeli woman sued a TV station

Most people understand that weather reports are not 100% accurate. Unfortunately, this was never the case for an Israeli woman who filed a case against a TV station for its wrong weather prediction. According to her, the TV station predicted that the weather was going...

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Washington. Paid sick leave

In the workplace Washington on Monday became the seventh state — in addition to Washington, D.C. — to require employers to offer paid sick leave to their workers. Rhode Island is set to become the eighth to do so later this year, when its own law takes effect in July. Meanwhile,...

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Marijuana in California

Marijuana in California The Golden State has joined a small but growing list of states to legalize recreational marijuana use. As of 6 a.m. local time Monday, licensed retailers were legally allowed to begin selling the substance to customers age 21 and up. And they didn't lack...

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Small-business tax changes. New law in 2018

Small-business tax changes. New Law in 2018 If you are a small business owner, and especially if you run a family business, you have likely already heard about the federal government’s controversial tax reform plan. As of Jan. 1, Ottawa is tightening rules that allow small-business owners...

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Extended parental leave

Extended parental leave New mothers and fathers planning to begin their parental leave on or after Dec. 3 will be able to spread 12 months’ worth of federal employment insurance over 18 months and stay home with their child longer. New family caregiver benefits also kicks in on...

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Carbon price plan. New laws for 2018

The federal government wants all provinces and territories to impose a $10 per tonne carbon tax by 2018. If a province or territory doesn't implement a carbon price on its own, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Ottawa will implement a price in that jurisdiction. Ottawa has...

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