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Common Questions: Can My Employer…

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 5:28 am

Everybody has questions about what their employer is allowed to do and not do with regards to employment. At Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, we’ve encountered questions ranging from the most common to the most obscure. Here are ten of those questions as answered by Lior Samfiru on The Employment Hour:   1) Can My Employer Change… Read more »


Court Awards 37 Months’ Pay as Damages for Termination

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 at 6:21 pm

One of the most pertinent issues in any wrongful dismissal case is the ‘duty to mitigate’. In the employment law context this concept refers to a terminated employee’s obligation, at law, to actively seek new employment. The evidence from the terminated employee must demonstrate that reasonable efforts have been made to secure new work: (1)… Read more »

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Ten Commandments of Termination of Employment

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 2:52 am

Whether you’re about to begin a new job or you just celebrated five years at your current one, these are the “Ten Commandments” you should always follow in order to maximize your chances of receiving fair severance when you are terminated.     First Commandment: Thou Shall Think About Termination When Accepting a New Job… Read more »

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New Auto Insurance Changes Means REDUCED Benefits For You

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at 12:13 pm

Changes to auto insurance policies are coming to Ontario. Effective June 1, 2016, to help make insurance premiums more affordable, the benefits and coverage you receive in a standard auto insurance policy are changing – some have been reduced, and some options for increased coverage have been eliminated or changed. (Charts courtesy of Financial Service… Read more »

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Lump Sum Settlement: Take It or Leave It?

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at 3:36 am

Roger in Ajax emailed the following question to Sivan Tumarkin at “My father has been on long-term disability for several years. He just got a letter from his insurer offering him a Lump Sum Settlement of his claim. What happens if he says no to that?” In an effort to close your claim as soon… Read more »

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