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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 Sivan@theinsurancelawyer.ca: “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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McDonald’s Manager Constructively Dismissed, Not “Lovin’ It”

by Samfiru Tumarkin


Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at 12:35 pm


After working for McDonald’s for 26 years, 66-year-old Esther Brake was definitely not “lovin’ it” after she was forced out of her job as manager of the Kanata Centrum Walmart location in Ottawa, via constructive dismissal. Brake started her career with the fast food chain in Newfoundland in 1986, where she was hired to flip… Read more »

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Worker Sues For 11,570 Hours of Unpaid Overtime

by Samfiru Tumarkin


Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 2:53 pm


11,570 hours. That’s the amount of unpaid overtime Muhammad Umar Naseem claims he worked while employed at a Toronto gas station, according to a joint investigation by the Toronto Star and Global News. Naseem alleges that between 2009 and 2015, he worked an average of 105 hours a week, with 61 of those hours considered… Read more »

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