The Employment Law Show

Employment Law Show: Ontario – S11 E25

Employment lawyer Lior Samfiru's headshot, next to the Employment Law Show and Samfiru Tumarkin LLP logos. Lior hosts the radio show in Toronto and London, Ontario

Episode Summary

Can an employer decide to reduce an employee’s hours? Employment Lawyer Lior Samfiru, co-managing Partner and national practice leader 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

  • An employee made an independent contractor: Employees are often mistakenly classified as independent contractors. Ultimately, employers cannot determine an employee’s classification. Employment laws dictate whether or not an individual is an employee or contractor. Employees that have been mistakenly classified can miss out on vital employee rights, such as vacation pay, sick days, severance pay, etc.
  • Employer proposes changes to terms of employment: Employers do not have the ability to change an employee’s salary, hours drastically, location of work etc. A significant change to the terms of employment without an employee’s consent can lead to constructive dismissal.
  • New owner asking for employee job descriptions: An employer is within their right to request detailed job descriptions of their staff in the event of a company takeover. New owners who have hired the previous staff are not legally permitted to change employment terms without employee consent. Employees who have lost employment in the event of a sale of a business would be owed severance pay from their previous employer.

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