Employment and Insurance Law Blog


Postmedia and Torstar Layoffs | Severance Packages

by Samfiru Tumarkin


Monday, November 27th, 2017 at 4:19 pm


Postmeda and Torstar to Eliminate 300 Jobs Canada’s two largest print and digital media firms, Postmedia and Torstar, have traded 41 local community newspapers with each other, with most slated to be shut down permanently. The move comes amid declining advertising revenues and a struggling print media environment. A total of 291 full-time and part-time employees will… Read more »

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Bill 148 – Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act 2017

by Samfiru Tumarkin


Saturday, November 25th, 2017 at 12:58 am


Bill 148 Passed On November 22, 2017, the Ontario government passed Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. This legislation brings significant changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA), which is the law that governs most workplaces in Ontario. Many of these changes take effect on January 1, 2018. Other changes will occur on… Read more »

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Bill 148 and the ESA – More Than Minimum Wage

by Kyle Shimon


Friday, November 24th, 2017 at 12:47 am


Bill 148 Brings Many Changes The Government of Ontario has passed a new bill in the provincial legislature commonly known as Bill 148. Bill 148, also known as the Fair Workplaces, Better Job Act 2017, was drafted by the current government as a response to a report on the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) and the… Read more »

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Maternity Leave | Your Top 10 Questions Answered

by Samfiru Tumarkin


Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 1:44 pm


Having a baby is supposed to be one of the most exciting events in one’s life, and thankfully, our employment laws allow new parents to take significant time off work for parental and maternity leave in Ontario. At the same time, the news of becoming pregnant brings with it a plethora of concerns for soon-to-be… Read more »

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Employment Hour in 30 Now on Global TV

by Samfiru Tumarkin


Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 9:49 am


New Employment Hour in 30 Show Busts Myths and Reveals Workplace Rights Often Ignored TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2017 – Samfiru Tumarkin LLP is proud to announce the Saturday, November 4th debut of Employment Hour in 30 – a weekly 30-minute television program that will introduce millions of Ontarians to the employment rights they didn’t even… Read more »

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