The Employment Law Show

Employment Law Show: Ontario – S11 E05

A headshot of Employment Lawyer Alex Lucifero, Partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, to the right of the Employment Law Show logo. He hosts the show on radio stations 640 Toronto and 980 CFPL in London, Ontario

Episode Summary

Does your employer have to provide equipment while working remotely? Employment Lawyer Alex Lucifero, a managing partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, answers this question and more on the Employment Law Show. 

LISTEN BELOW to Ontario’s premiere radio show about employment law and workplace rights featuring the province’s leading employment lawyers. You can hear the show live on Mondays to Thursdays at 640 Toronto and 980 CFPL in London at 6:30 p.m. ET, as the hosts take calls from listeners and provide vital answers to employees and employers. 

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Show Notes

  • Put on a temporary layoff: Employers do not have the ability to place employees on a temporary layoff without their consent. Employees that have not initially agreed to layoffs in their employment contracts, can treat their employment as terminated.
  • Physical restrictions while working from home: Employers have an obligation to accommodate an employee’s medical condition and medical needs. A failure to do so can be considered a human rights violation. Injuries that are acquired as a result of a workplace incident or lack of care from an employer could result in workplace compensation benefits.
  • Federally regulated employee severance entitlements: In general, severance pay is calculated in the same manner for federally regulated employees and provincially regulated employees. Severance is based on a number of factors, such as the age of an employee, position and years of service.

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