Employment and Insurance Law Blog

Shaw Communications Buyout Packages – Your Severance Rights

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at 12:18 am

Shaw Communications Inc. has announced a massive downsizing program targeted at 6,500 employees, who have been asked to consider taking voluntary buyout packages. The Calgary-based cable, internet and wireless company expects roughly 650 employees, or 10%, to accept the severance offer. Details of the severance offers have not been publicly revealed. In a release, Shaw Communications said that the… Read more »

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Campbell Soup Toronto Closure – Severance Rights

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at 9:45 pm

Campbell Soup has announced that it will close its Toronto factory within the next 18 months, a decision that will put 380 workers out of a job. Production will be shift to the United States. The Etobicoke factory will be closed in numerous stages. It currently serves as the company’s Canadian headquarters, however that distinction… Read more »

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Amazon HQ2: Will They Play By Ontario’s Rules?

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 1:37 pm

Amazon Inc. has announced that Toronto is the only Canadian city that has been shortlisted by the company for a second North American headquarters. The e-commerce giant received 238 applications, and indicated the task of narrowing the field down to 20 was a difficult one. While this is great news for Canadians – Amazon plans to invest $5… Read more »


Hawaii False Alarm: “For Cause” Termination for Employee?

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 12:00 am

Hawaii False Alarm About Incoming Missile Leads to Mass Panic By now we’ve all heard the story of how panic gripped Hawaii, and waves of hysteria were sent rippling through much of the United States and globally, when a government employee at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency accidentally activated a missile alert system. Tens of thousands… Read more »

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Yellow Pages Layoffs – Your Severance Rights

by Samfiru Tumarkin

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 10:09 am

Yellow Pages Ltd. has announced that they will eliminate around 500 jobs in Canada. The move is designed to reduce overall spending, in an effort to improve the company’s results. The 500 jobs being cut represents 18% of Yellow Pages’ employees. Yellow Pages chief executive David Eckert explained in a statement that “decisions that materially… Read more »

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