The Employment Law Show

Employment Hour 640 Toronto – S6 E92

A headshot of Employment Lawyer Lior Samfiru, Co-founding Partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, to the right of the Employment Law Show logo. He hosts the show on various Global News radio stations.


Canadian Employment Lawyer Lior Samfiru, founding partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, reveals your workplace rights in Toronto, the surrounding GTA, Hamilton, London and across Ontario. Lior shatters myths and misconceptions about severance pay, terminations, workplace harassment, overtime pay, wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, duty to accommodate, and more.

What We Covered

– WEEK THAT WAS #1: A delivery driver was let go after failing a random drug test at work – marijuana was discovered in his system. His workplace had a zero tolerance policy. Can an employee be let go for cause for using marijuana?

– WEEK THAT WAS #2: A 10-year employee was given a pay raise and a new employment agreement to sign. The employment contract contained a termination clause.


Getting punished for standing up for your workplace rights.

What are the most common problems that employees take up with their employers?

I am an employee who is owed overtime pay. What steps should I take to get it?

Should I email my employer about a request for overtime pay?

If I was wrong about an aspect of my workplace rights, can I punished for it by my boss?

I believe I am owed vacation pay, overtime pay, or something else. What do I do?


What is a non-compete or non-competition obligation in an employment agreement or employment contract?

Is a non-competition clause enforceable?

Can I ignore a non-competition clause in my employment agreement?

A competitor wants to hire me, but I have a non-competition clause in my employment agreement. What should I do? Should I talk to my employer?

How should an employer approach the use of a non-competition clause?

– I quit my job because my employer owed me $4,000 in holiday pay and vacation pay, but refused to pay despite numerous promises. What can I do to get what I am owed?

– I have been on a disability leave for 6 months. My employer is putting pressure on me to return. I’m worried that if I don’t return, I won’t have a job anymore.

– What should an employer do if a temporary replacement for an employee on disability leave is better than the original employee?

– I just found out that the chiropractor I have worked with for 16 years is about to retire and close his practice in 6 months. He said he has not idea what severance pay is. Am I owed anything?

– I just received notice that our business has been sold to another company. Nobody has told me if I still have a job. Do I get severance?

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