The Employment Law Show

Employment Hour 640 Toronto – S6 E98

Employment Hour, Global News Radio, 640 Toronto, 900 CHML, 980 CFPL, Jon Pinkus


Employment Lawyer Jon Pinkus, associate at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, reveals your workplace rights in Toronto, the surrounding GTA and across Ontario. Jon 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: An employee on a fixed-term contract was let go after 7 months. Jon explains why his severance offer of one week’s pay wasn’t nearly enough, especially given the employment agreement. This matter also involved unpaid wages.

– WEEK THAT WAS #2: A sales rep failed to hit her targets due to new competition. She was fired her for cause after multiple performance improvement plans. Her reaction has ensured that her severance pay remains intact.

– The Biggest Mistakes That Individuals Make

  • Signing an employment contract or employment agreement without speaking to an employment lawyer.
  • They don’t keep records written records of important events

  • Failing to keep track and submit overtime hours

  • Allow your employer to put you on a Temporary Layoff

  • You don’t stay in touch with your employer while on a medical leave

  • Quitting because you don’t think you have any other choice

– CALLER: I was a seasonal worker for 14 years. I was told I would be called back in the summer as usual, but that never happened. Am I owed a severance package?

– CALLER: How is Severance Pay calculated? Is the amount based on a particular court case?

– CALLER: I was let go for cause from a senior financial advisor position 18 months ago. Do I have any rights to severance pay?

– CALLER: Are Uber drivers considered employees or independent contractors? Jon Pinkus discusses Samfiru Tumarkin LLP’s class-action lawsuit against Uber in Ontario.

– CALLER: Our company handbook was just released. Should I sign our company handbook? Is it a legally-binding document?

– EMAIL: Are you still entitled to severance if you are employed for under a year? How much would it be?

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