Employment and Insurance Law Blog


RBC Insurance Strands Senior with $150K Medical Bill

by Samfiru Tumarkin


Monday, December 18th, 2017 at 12:17 am


An 84-year-old Toronto man, stranded in Germany, faces a $150,000 medical bill after RBC Insurance canceled his policy. On December 1, Ali Davari was travelling from Cologne to Frankfurt to catch his return flight to Canada, when he fell. Later that day, he ended up in a hospital for surgery to repair bleeding in his head. Davari remains… Read more »

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Harassment-Free Office Holiday Party Guide

by Chantel Goldsmith


Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at 12:49 am


‘Tis the Season to Limit Potential Liability With the influx of workplace sexual harassment allegations becoming public, an employer needs to take steps to limit potential liability at their office holiday party. The laws governing an employer-employee relationship, still apply during social events organized by employers, including human rights and occupational health and safety legislation. For… Read more »

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Postmedia and Torstar Layoffs | Severance Packages

by Samfiru Tumarkin


Monday, November 27th, 2017 at 4:19 pm


Postmeda and Torstar to Eliminate 300 Jobs Canada’s two largest print and digital media firms, Postmedia and Torstar, have traded 41 local community newspapers with each other, with most slated to be shut down permanently. The move comes amid declining advertising revenues and a struggling print media environment. A total of 291 full-time and part-time employees will… Read more »

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Bill 148 – Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act 2017

by Samfiru Tumarkin


Saturday, November 25th, 2017 at 12:58 am


Bill 148 Passed On November 22, 2017, the Ontario government passed Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. This legislation brings significant changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), which is the law that governs most workplaces in Ontario. Many of these changes take effect on January 1, 2018. Other changes will occur on… Read more »

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Bill 148 and the ESA – More Than Minimum Wage

by Kyle Shimon


Friday, November 24th, 2017 at 12:47 am


Bill 148 Brings Many Changes The Government of Ontario has passed a new bill in the provincial legislature commonly known as Bill 148. Bill 148, also known as the Fair Workplaces, Better Job Act 2017, was drafted by the current government as a response to a report on the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) and the… Read more »

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