The effect of technology on the future practice of law has only just begun. You head off for another day at the office. You log in to the firm's network, which has assigned you a new file including intake information and details on the level of difficulty of the file.
A Toronto law firm is aiming to give dismissed employees a quick peak at their potential severance entitlement through a new iPhone application it's billing as the first of its kind in Canada. The Severance Calculator, from Toronto law firm Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, aims to help both employers and employees.
The firm says the Severance Calculator is suitable for use across Canada. "There's no service like this," says Lior Samfiru, a co-founding member of Samfiru Tumarkin. Samfiru notes that in his practice, about 80 per cent of the employees he sees come to him with offers of sub-par severance packages.
The law firm leading a lawsuit against Ontario's Ministry of Labour hotline for allegedly not giving the complete story about employer obligations and employee entitlements on termination has launched an app that calculates severance pay.
A Toronto law firm has developed an app that lets you know (after you've been escorted out the door) how much severance you're entitled to if you're fired.