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Ministry of Labour helpline employees misleading public over severance: Lawsuit
Ministry of Labour helpline employees misleading public over severance: Lawsuit

TORONTO -- A lawyer claims those manning the Ministry of Labour's telephone helpline are misleading the public about severance pay entitlements. Lawyer Lior Samfiru, of Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, filed lawsuits Wednesday at an Oshawa courthouse


Lawsuit launched against Ontario Labour Ministry
Lawsuit launched against Ontario Labour Ministry

"The ministry only advises people to their minimum entitlements, but they don't tell people that's what they're doing," Samfiru said Wednesday. "If you don't have expertise in employment law, which most people who call that number wouldn't, you would not understand that you have other entitlements."


'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.