Employment and Insurance Law Blog


Racist Denny’s Rant NOT Termination For Cause

by Samfiru Tumarkin


Friday, May 11th, 2018 at 3:51 pm


B.C. Woman Kelly Pocha Fired from Car Dealership After Racist Tirade Caught on Video at Lethbridge Denny’s B.C. resident Kelly Pocha has lost her job after a video featuring her racist rant at a Lethbridge Denny’s was widely shared on social media. The five-minute video shows the woman telling a group of men seated at… Read more »

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IBM Canada Layoffs | Severance Packages

by Samfiru Tumarkin


Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 1:42 am


IBM Canada Layoffs IBM has announced that it would be reducing the size of its staff by eliminating workers in various key areas of their business. These job cuts will take place in the U.S., Europe and Canada, according to multiple sources close to the matter. The number of layoffs at IBM, and IBM Canada, are unclear,… Read more »

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Ontario Court Decision Favouring Uber Threatens Workplace Rights

by Samfiru Tumarkin


Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 6:00 am


The outcome of a recent case before Ontario courts threatens to change the face of employment law and could have a disastrous impact on millions of employees. On January 30, the Ontario Superior Court stayed a $400-million proposed class action lawsuit against Uber concerning the misclassification of its drivers as independent contractors. The court determined… Read more »

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Visaggio v. Joynt-Dent Inc. – Dental Hygienist Awarded 24-months’ Pay

by Samfiru Tumarkin


Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 at 2:35 pm


Samfiru Tumarkin LLP is pleased to announce that Alex Lucifero, Managing Associate of the firm’s Ottawa office, has secured a successful summary judgement motion for our client in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, for 24 months’ pay as severance in lieu of notice. The Court’s scathing decision in Visaggio v. Joynt-Dent Inc., 2018 ONSC 1911 serves as… Read more »

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Pay Transparency Bill – Impact on Ontario

by Chantel Goldsmith


Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 11:30 am


Ontario Unveils Controversial Pay Transparency Bill With the Ontario business community already dismayed by the recent amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000, which among other things increased the Provincial minimum wage, the Wynne government’s new Pay Transparency Bill has been released, which will likely cause further backlash from the business community. Ontario’s proposed Pay Transparency… Read more »

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