Labour and Employment
York University, B.A.,
Osgoode Hall, LL.B.
Lior Samfiru is a co-founding member of Samfiru Tumarkin LLP and heads the firm's Labour and Employment Law practice group.
Lior resolves workplace problems. He has established a reputation as a leading employment lawyer in Ontario and British Columbia. Lior represents and advises both employees and employers with respect to all workplace matters, including employee terminations, wrongful dismissal, disciplinary issues, employment contracts and human rights.
Lior has a long and established track record of successfully resolving wrongful dismissal and other legal claims and regularly represents the interests of his clients before Ontario and B.C. courts and administrative tribunals, including the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.
He has written and lectured extensively on a variety of employment and labour law issues.
Lior is host of "Employment Hour in 30" on Global Television across Ontario. Airing Saturdays at 10 a.m., Employment Hour in 30 tackles the most important facets of employment law that are far too often overlooked by both employees and employers. From grossly inadequate severance pay, to sexual harassment in the workplace, to employees being routinely mislabeled as independent contractors, Employment Hour in 30 will debunk the myths that have caused employees to miss out on their full workplace rights and entitlements.
Lior is also the host of "The Employment Hour", heard at various times on Global News Radio 640 Toronto, Newstalk 580 CFRA in Ottawa, News Talk 980 CKNW in Vancouver, Global News Radio 900 CHMLA in Hamilton, and Global News Radio 980 CFPL in London.
He has been quoted in all major Ontario newspapers and his input has been sought by numerous media outlets, including CBC Radio and CBC News, Global News, CTV, CP24, CityNews, The Toronto Star, National Post, Toronto Sun, Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, Vice News, Law Times, Canadian HR Reporter, 680 News, Newstalk 1010, Talk Radio AM640, News Talk 980 CKNW, Newstalk 580 CFRA, AM900 CHML, Newstalk 610 CKTB, 570 News, Zoomer Radio AM740, and more. Lior has also been a regular columnist in publications throughout the Greater Toronto Area, where he has written about a range of labour and employment law issues.
Lior is respected by his colleagues and clients for his straightforward, practical, "no nonsense" approach to advocating on behalf of his clients' interests. In conducting his practice and leading the employment and labour practice group at the firm, Lior strives to ensure that he and the rest of the team are accessible to clients by telephone and in person.