Employee Rights Blog
Bram Lecker discusses Bankruptcy And Severance with Advocate Daily | This article was authored by and originally appeared on Advocate Daily. It is republished here with their permission. Employees could be substantially out of pocket if their employer goes bankrupt, says Toronto employment lawyer Bram Lecker.Under the Employment Standards Act, there are minimums set out for severance payments based on years […]
Cannabis use is legal in Canada for recreational and medical use. With no employment laws in place specifically addressing its use, employers have filled the gap with workplace policies. If you are a user, then you should understand the law enough to navigate the matter because some workplace policies are sparking heated debates.
Ontario’s economy is changing. Workplaces are less secure, with part-time and contract jobs on the rise. The government passed sweeping changes to our employment laws to address this trend and provide workers with more rights. Bill 148 legislation becomes effective on January 1, 2018. What changes for you as a worker in this new Ontario economy?
Canadian physicians are prescribing marijuana with increasing frequency for pain, disability and chronic illness. Accordingly, with easier access, could workplaces encounter more cases of marijuana intoxication? Under our current laws, your employer can fire you for being intoxicated on duty. But the matter is not clear cut with medical marijuana. In this case, your employer must treat it like any other prescription drug.
Bram Lecker discussed the legal gap between part-time and full-time workers with Advocate Daily. “I think the aim of the legislation was to remedy some of the loopholes that employers have used to avoid recognizing the full rights of temporary workers.”