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Denim pocket with a wrench sticking out and and a note reading job search | Severance Pay and Employment Insurance

Severance Pay and Employment Insurance

The Canadian Federal Employment Insurance (EI) program is a social safety net that covers eligible employees temporarily for some income loss when this happens. If you receive notice and/or severance as part of your layoff, then you must understand the implications of severance pay and Employment Insurance.

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NOTICE AND SEVERANCE FOR CIBC EMPLOYEES

Notice and Severance for CIBC Employees

When a profitable bank announces layoffs, employees should understand their rights and the Canada Labour Code which governs federally regulated industries, like banking. Here is information about notice & severance pay for CIBC employees impacted by the latest layoff announcement.

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Mental Health Leave

Taking Mental Health Leave From Work

Many workplaces refuse to accept employee mental health as a problem. They discriminate against employees suffering from anxiety and depression, often exacerbating the nature of the illness.

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Can Managers Refuse Overtime? | Photo by Nik MacMillan on Unsplash

Can Managers Refuse To Work Overtime Hours?

Refusing to work overtime hours can be a risky proposition if you have managerial responsibilities. However, there are limits to what your employer can expect of you, too. Here’s what the law says about overtime pay.

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Pay Equity Complaints

Ontario’s Pay Equity Act, introduced two decades ago, makes it illegal for organizations to pay women less to perform the same job as a man. Yet, The gender wage gap remains stubbornly pervasive, with women generally earning 25% – 30% less than their male counterparts. Here’s what you need to know about filing a pay equity complaint.

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Misconduct outside work

Can You Be Fired for Misconduct Outside Work?

With alcohol flowing freely at office and private Christmas parties this time of year, some of us will exhibit improper behaviour. If you have never wondered how misconduct outside work impacts your job status, then the reach of social media and public shaming should give you pause. Can your employer fire you for inappropriate behaviour outside of work?

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