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MORNING SHOW: Sears Canada Employees Cut Off Severance, Lose Benefits
MORNING SHOW: Sears Canada Employees Cut Off Severance, Lose Benefits

Thurs, June 29 2017 - Samfiru Tumarkin LLP has learned that Sears Canada has ended salary continuance for former employees, and is targeting benefits and pension. He explains why new legislation is needed to protect workers.


GLOBAL NEWS: 2,900 Sears Canada employees won’t receive severance after layoff
GLOBAL NEWS: 2,900 Sears Canada employees won’t receive severance after layoff

Wed, June 28 2017 - 2,900 Sears Canada employees recently laid off will not be receiving severance packages, according to court filings. “They are not going to get much severance, if any,” employment lawyer David Vaughn told Global News.


HUFFINGTON POST: Sears Canada Laid-Off Employees Won't Receive Severance Packages
HUFFINGTON POST: Sears Canada Laid-Off Employees Won't Receive Severance Packages

Tue, June 27 2017 - Sears Canada's move to file for creditor protection means that 2,900 employees will not be receiving severance. As long as court protection exists, no Sears Canada employee can pursue termination entitlements, said law firm Samfiru Tumarkin.


OTTAWA NOW: Sears Canada: Time to Change Bankruptcy Laws to Protect Employees
OTTAWA NOW: Sears Canada: Time to Change Bankruptcy Laws to Protect Employees

Mon, June 26 2017 - Sears Canada's bankruptcy and refusal to pay full severance to 2,900 employees may be a sign that government needs to change legislation to better protect workers. Lior Samfiru discussed the matter on CFRA's Ottawa Now with Evan Solomon


GLOBE AND MAIL: Battle Brewing as Sears Canada confirms no severance pay for staff
GLOBE AND MAIL: Battle Brewing as Sears Canada confirms no severance pay for staff

Sat, June 24th 2017 - A battle is brewing over insolvent Sears Canada Inc,'s severance for 2,900 terminated employees. Employment Lawyer Lior Samfiru on what very little pay outgoing employees might receive from the troubled retail giant.