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How to Best Use the Ministry of Labour

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 8:00 am

You have just been terminated from your employment for the first time. For all but the most iron steeled, this is an extremely traumatic experience and an emotional roller-coaster. On top of all of this, you are now faced with the extremely difficult decision as to whether you should take a severance offer that the… Read more »


Choosing an Employment Lawyer

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 8:00 am

Most of the people reading this will be either employees or employers — and this includes freelancers, entrepreneurs, and contractors. And it seems just about everyone has an opinion on employment law — the number of self-designated experts roaming Canadians offices can be staggering. Which is why anyone who is fired invariably receives multiple opinions as to… Read more »


Common Misconceptions about Severance Pay

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 8:00 am

Losing your job is never an easy ordeal to experience. Apart from the shock of finding out you are now unemployed, the process of being terminated naturally raises a lot of questions, not least of which being whether you are entitled to severance and how much severance you are entitled to. In Ontario, figuring this… Read more »


Non-Unionized Federal Workers Protected from Arbitrary Dismissal

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 4:01 am

From time to time an employment law decision comes along that makes it beyond the specialized legal blogs and into the mainstream news channels. Take Wilson v. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., 2016 SCC 29. It was presented on evening news programs and our clients call us asking how the Supreme Court decision affects their… Read more »


Ontario Toughening Workplace Sexual Harassment Laws

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 3:45 pm

While Ontario has had legislation for about 5 years dealing with workplace sexual harassment, the new protections that come into play in September of this year take things to a whole new level. On September 8 the Occupational Health and Safety Act will be updated (thanks to Bill 132) with a focused definition of what constitutes… Read more »

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