Employment and Insurance Law Blog


Ontario Court Decision Favouring Uber Threatens Workplace Rights

by Samfiru Tumarkin


Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 6:00 am


The outcome of a recent case before Ontario courts threatens to change the face of employment law and could have a disastrous impact on millions of employees. On January 30, the Ontario Superior Court stayed a $400-million proposed class action lawsuit against Uber concerning the misclassification of its drivers as independent contractors. The court determined… Read more »

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Visaggio v. Joynt-Dent Inc. – Dental Hygienist Awarded 24-months’ Pay

by Samfiru Tumarkin


Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 2:35 pm


Samfiru Tumarkin LLP is pleased to announce that Alex Lucifero, Managing Associate of the firm’s Ottawa office, has secured a successful summary judgement motion for our client in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, for 24 months’ pay as severance in lieu of notice. The Court’s scathing decision in Visaggio v. Joynt-Dent Inc., 2018 ONSC 1911 serves as… Read more »

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Pay Transparency Bill – Impact on Ontario

by Chantel Goldsmith


Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 11:30 am


Ontario Unveils Controversial Pay Transparency Bill With the Ontario business community already dismayed by the recent amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000, which among other things increased the Provincial minimum wage, the Wynne government’s new Pay Transparency Bill has been released, which will likely cause further backlash from the business community. Ontario’s proposed Pay Transparency… Read more »

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Shaw Communications Buyout Packages – Your Severance Rights

by Samfiru Tumarkin


Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at 12:18 am


Shaw Communications Inc. has announced a massive downsizing program targeted at 6,500 employees, who have been asked to consider taking voluntary buyout packages. The Calgary-based cable, internet and wireless company expects roughly 650 employees, or 10%, to accept the severance offer. Details of the severance offers have not been publicly revealed. In a release, Shaw Communications said that the… Read more »

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Campbell Soup Toronto Closure – Severance Rights

by Samfiru Tumarkin


Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at 9:45 pm


Campbell Soup has announced that it will close its Toronto factory within the next 18 months, a decision that will put 380 workers out of a job. Production will be shift to the United States. The Etobicoke factory will be closed in numerous stages. It currently serves as the company’s Canadian headquarters, however that distinction… Read more »

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