Employment and Insurance Law Blog

Loblaws Layoffs – Two Important Severance Facts

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Monday, October 16th, 2017 at 11:50 pm

Loblaws Lays Off 500 Loblaws is eliminating around 500 jobs in an effort to contain costs. Loblaw Companies Ltd. confirmed the news Monday, Oct. 16th. Cuts being made in corporate offices include executives, management and employees. The affected positions are connected to Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart, No Frills, Joe Fresh and Zehrs. Kevin Groh, spokesperson for Loblaws,… Read more »


Termination: Avoiding the ‘Scorched Earth’ Policy

by Stan Fainzilberg

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 6:00 am

Termination: The ‘Scorched Earth’ Approach One of the most difficult situations an individual can find themselves in is being unexpectedly terminated from their job. The uncertainty, the anxiety, and the financial pressures of termination are just a few of the realities that a newly unemployed individual faces. In such difficult times, one would expect that an… Read more »

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Nursing Homes in Ontario Ordered to Stop New Admissions

by Sivan Tumarkin

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Crackdown on Nursing Homes Affects Three Facilities Three Ontario nursing homes have been ordered to halt the admission of new patients due to substandard care. The nursing homes – located in Mississauga, London and Fergus – failed recent inspections by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The Toronto Star reports that the companies in question… Read more »

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Sears Canada: Going Out of Business

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Sears Canada Liquidating Stores, Eliminating 12,000 Jobs On Friday, Oct. 13 Sears Canada was given permission by an Ontario judge to liquidate its 130 remaining stores. Around 12,000 employees are out of a job, following the 3,000 or so terminated in June. Liquidation began Oct. 19 in order to take advantage of the December holiday season,… Read more »

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CBS Fires Exec Over Las Vegas Post – Not Just Cause

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at 3:49 pm

CBS Fires Lawyer over Las Vegas Comment CBS has fired a top legal executive after she stated that she was “not even sympathetic” for the victims of the shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas, which occurred Sunday, October 1st. Vice president Hayley Geftman-Gold posted the comment on her Facebook account after the Sunday, October… Read more »

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