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EI Sick Benefits Have Been Extended to 26 Weeks | Leckers Law

EI Sick Benefits Have Been Extended to 26 Weeks

The federal government of Canada is extending Employment Insurance sickness benefits to 26 weeks. Previously, an eligible applicant was only entitled to receive 15 weeks of sickness benefits under the Employment Insurance Act. The extended Employment Insurance sickness benefits will be effective for any applications starting on December 18, 2022. Extended Employment Insurance sickness benefits […]

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Hiring an Employment Lawyer: When Is the Right Time? | Leckers Law

When Is the Right Time to Hire an Employment Lawyer?

Employment lawyers are a great resource to have when facing employment-related legal disputes. They ensure that employers’ and employees’ rights are protected against exploitation and resolve workplace disagreements that violate labour and employment laws. Hiring an employment lawyer is in your best interests because they can explain legal jargon, reduce your risk of being sued […]

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CEOs Can't Bully Their Employees Anymore | Lecker & Associates

CEOs Can’t Bully Their Employees Anymore

Elon Musk’s ultimatum to Twitter workers holds a lesson for his fellow CEOs: Tread lightly. The decision by reportedly at least 1,200 Twitter employees to choose three-months severance over Musk’s promise of “extremely hardcore” working conditions could put the company’s future at risk, as key staff are reported to have departed. Continue to read the […]

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Disability Benefits Cut Off by Your Insurer? | Lecker & Associates - Toronto Employment Lawyers

Disability Benefits Cut Off by Your Insurer?

People receiving Long Term Disability Benefits have enough to worry about. The last thing they need is to have their disability benefits cut off. After all, your Employee Benefits Booklet generally indicates that you are entitled to receive at least 66% of your income each month if you become ill and are unable to do […]

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10 Things Your Boss or Employer Cannot Do in Ontario | Leckers Law

10 Things Your Boss or Employer Cannot Do in Ontario

Employers have a tremendous amount of power over employees and their working life. There is a large amount of actions your employer can do against you. As a result, employees have to tolerate a lot of actions taken by their boss, manager or company. However, in this article, we are going to address 10 things […]

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Twitter Ends Remote Work | Lecker & Associates

Twitter Ends Remote Work

Elon Musk ends remote work at Twitter – and potentially increases the company’s severance liabilities in Canada The new owner of Twitter Inc., Elon Musk, reportedly sent a mass email to employees informing them of his decision to unilaterally ban remote work at the company. Going forward, Twitter expects all employees to be in the […]

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Union Members and Employer Disability Plans | Leckers Law

Union Members, Employees and Employer Disability Plans

We say unions are a good thing. They have given workers a voice, an ability to achieve fairness in the employment relationship that can be anything but balanced. They have fought and paved the way for a multitude of societal reforms and benefits in the workplace such as maximum hours of work, overtime, health/dental benefits […]

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Is Employer Allowed to Cut Salary in Ontario | Leckers Law

Is My Employer Allowed to Cut My Salary in Ontario?

In Ontario, it is unlawful for your employer to drastically cut your salary, change your hours or reduce your pay. When an employer decides to enforce a significant pay cut or other major changes to your compensation, you have the option of bringing a lawsuit for constructive dismissal. When Does a Pay Cut Result in […]

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