Employment and Insurance Law Blog


Siemens Canada Closes Plant, Cuts Workers

by Samfiru Tumarkin


Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 4:50 am


Siemens Canada Closes Plant, Cutting 340 Jobs Hundreds are out of a job after Siemens Canada announced Tuesday, July 18 2017 that its Tillsonburg wind blade plant would close permanently by early 2018. This closure will see 340 jobs eliminated. 206 are being laid off immediately, while the remaining 134 are being phased out throughout the… Read more »

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Working Notice: When Medical Leave Is In Play

by Stan Fainzilberg


Monday, July 17th, 2017 at 4:20 am


Samfiru Tumarkin LLP is proud to announce that a recent Superior Court decision favoured the firm and its client, and confirmed the principle that working notice does not count when an employee is not at work due to medical factors. More importantly, McLeod v 1274458 Ontario Inc. serves as an important reminder that an employee has the right… Read more »

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Sears Canada: Retention Bonuses & New Legislation

by Samfiru Tumarkin


Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 10:00 am


Senior Management at Sears Canada to Earn $7.6M in Bonuses While thousands of terminated Sears Canada workers are being denied appropriate severance, senior management and company executives will be paid up to a total of $9.2 million in retention bonuses. CBC business reporter Sophia Harris reports that, according to court documents, up to $7.6 million… Read more »

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TD Worker Allegedly Fired Over Sexual Assault

by Lior Samfiru


Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 at 4:01 am


Former Worker Claims No Accommodation From TD Bank Following Alleged Sexual Assault   The following story is an example of how employers should NOT deal with allegations of sexual assault involving employees. Lindsay Carter was terminated from her job at TD Bank via the agency that had hired her, six weeks after she claims she… Read more »

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Sick Note Ban: Open Season on Sick Days?

by Jon Pinkus


Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 4:42 pm


New legislation in Ontario would make the sick note for workplace absences go the way of the dodo, payphones, and the neighbourhood milkman. Legislation proposed to take effect in January 2018 would ban employers from requesting a doctor’s note from ill employees who use up to 10 sick days a year. In a recent news… Read more »

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