Employment and Insurance Law Blog

Amazon HQ2: Will They Play By Ontario’s Rules?

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 1:37 pm

Amazon Inc. has announced that Toronto is the only Canadian city that has been shortlisted by the company for a second North American headquarters. The e-commerce giant received 238 applications, and indicated the task of narrowing the field down to 20 was a difficult one. While this is great news for Canadians – Amazon plans to invest $5… Read more »


Hawaii False Alarm: “For Cause” Termination for Employee?

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 12:00 am

Hawaii False Alarm About Incoming Missile Leads to Mass Panic By now we’ve all heard the story of how panic gripped Hawaii, and waves of hysteria were sent rippling through much of the United States and globally, when a government employee at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency accidentally activated a missile alert system. Tens of thousands… Read more »

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Yellow Pages Layoffs – Your Severance Rights

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 10:09 am

Yellow Pages Ltd. has announced that they will eliminate around 500 jobs in Canada. The move is designed to reduce overall spending, in an effort to improve the company’s results. The 500 jobs being cut represents 18% of Yellow Pages’ employees. Yellow Pages chief executive David Eckert explained in a statement that “decisions that materially… Read more »

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Tim Hortons Breaks and Benefits Cut – Your Employee Rights

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Thursday, January 4th, 2018 at 9:29 am

Multiple Tim Hortons Franchises Serve Hot Cup of Controversy In response to the increase of Ontario’s minimum wage to $14.00 an hour (one of the many changes introduced on January 1, 2018 by Bill 148), the franchisee owners of Tim Hortons in Cobourg, Ontario have taken controversial cost-cutting measures. Employees at the restaurants, owned by the… Read more »

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In a Car Accident? Here’s What To Do

by James Fireman

Monday, December 18th, 2017 at 10:18 pm

If you’ve just been in a car accident, the experience can be incredibly scary.  The decisions you make in the next few minutes, hours and days can have a significant impact on your future. 1. Do Not Panic Asses your situation.  Orient yourself to your surroundings.  Determine whether your car is drivable. 2. Make Sure… Read more »

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