Employment and Insurance Law Blog

Maternity Leave | Your Top 10 Questions Answered

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 1:44 pm

Having a baby is supposed to be one of the most exciting events in one’s life, and thankfully, our employment laws allow new parents to take significant time off work for parental and maternity leave in Ontario. At the same time, the news of becoming pregnant brings with it a plethora of concerns for soon-to-be… Read more »

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Employment Hour in 30 Now on Global TV

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 9:49 am

New Employment Hour in 30 Show Busts Myths and Reveals Workplace Rights Often Ignored TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2017 – Samfiru Tumarkin LLP is proud to announce the Saturday, November 4th debut of Employment Hour in 30 – a weekly 30-minute television program that will introduce millions of Ontarians to the employment rights they didn’t even… Read more »

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Sears Canada: We Need a “Sears Act”

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Lior Samfiru Urges Parliament to Create “Sears Act” Employment Lawyer Lior Samfiru, of Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, has issued a letter to MPs throughout Canada, urging Parliament to create a “Sears Act” to recognize employee rights during bankruptcy proceedings, so that the debacle that Sears Canada employees experienced can be avoided when the next large-scale business closes its… Read more »

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Loblaws Layoffs – Two Important Severance Facts

by Samfiru Tumarkin

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

Loblaws Lays Off 500, Closing 22 Stores 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. On… 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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