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'Every excuse in the book': When insurance companies don't pay up
'Every excuse in the book': When insurance companies don't pay up

It's the fear every consumer has buying insurance. When it comes time to make a claim, your insurer will have some reason not to pay out. The doomsday scenario isn't just fantasy, it's reality, say many people who fight insurance companies on a regular basis.


LRB ruling on fired Vale
workers significant: Lawyer
LRB ruling on fired Vale workers significant: Lawyer

AN ONTARIO LABOUR Relations Board (OLRB) ruling against mining giant Vale could impact future collective bargaining, according to at least one employment lawyer. The OLRB ruled Vale violated provincial labour laws by refusing to provide recourse for nine workers fired during a year-long strike.


No 'hard cap' on dismissal damages
No 'hard cap' on dismissal damages

The nature of a worker's employment may be "of declining importance" in determining notice, the Ontario Court of Appeal has suggested in rebuffing an employer's bid to impose a "hard cap" of 12 months pay in lieu of notice on clerical and unskilled employees.


Inequality in Calgary: The Racialization of Poverty
Inequality in Calgary: The Racialization of Poverty

Employment lawyer Lior Samfiru of Toronto-based Samfiru Tumarkin has observed a wave of immigrants coming through his door, particularly in recent months, seeking advice on terminations. He said he believes employers lay off newcomers because they're less likely to demand workplace entitlements, such as severance pay.


Le chômage s'accentue chez les immigrants
Le chômage s'accentue chez les immigrants

Un avocat torontois spécialisé dans le droit du travail, Lior Samfiru, estime que les employeurs ont également tendance à remercier plus rapidement les nouveaux arrivants parce que souvent, ils font moins valoir leurs droits, notamment en ce qui a trait aux indemnité s de départ.