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Long-Term Disability and Long COVID | Lecker & Associates

Long-Term Disability and Long COVID

COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on the Ontario workforce. While many employees contracted COVID-19 and recovered within a few weeks, some individuals still suffer from symptoms months later. According to the federal government, individuals who are still experiencing physical or psychological symptoms more than twelve weeks after initially contracting the virus are suffering from […]

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Is My Pension Secure If My Employer Goes Bankrupt? | Leckerslaw

Is My Pension Secure If My Employer Goes Bankrupt?

The federal government is proposing legislation to protect an employee’s pension in the event their employer becomes insolvent. The purpose of the legislation is to ensure underfunded pension plans with insufficient assets have the means to ensure those pensions are given priority over large creditors’ executive bonus payouts during the insolvency process. Advocates of the […]

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The Future of Remote Work, According to 6 Experts | Leckers Law

The Future of Remote Work, According to 6 Experts

Whether you’re a remote work booster or a skeptic, there are lots of unanswered questions about what happens next for remote work, especially as Covid-19 restrictions continue to fade and as fears of a recession loom. How many people are going to work remotely in the future, and will that change in an economic downturn? […]

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Making a Career Change: Look Before You Leap | Leckers Law

Making a Career Change: Look Before You Leap

Many workers are thinking of making a career change or leaving secure employment, and one recent Bloomberg article explores the numerous benefits of changing your career every decade. Below, we discuss the drawbacks of doing so from an employment law perspective, especially if you are considering leaving a secure job without your next position already […]

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Ontario’s Employment Laws Will Not Stop Lawsuits | Leckerslaw

Ontario’s Employment Laws Will Not Stop Lawsuits

On June 1, 2020, the Ford government introduced amendments to the Employment Standards Act (ESA), the governing statute that forms Ontario’s employment law. Employment lawyers in Toronto were expecting some modifications to the law because, prior to these amendments, the legislation allowed employers to continue temporary layoffs for a maximum of 13 weeks. Now, over […]

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Mental Illness in the Workplace | Lecker & Associates

Mental Illness in the Workplace

As the majority of the workforce transitions back to in-office work, employees’ mental health in the workplace can no longer be ignored. Bram Lecker (“Mr. Lecker”), principal of Lecker & Associates, recently addressed this issue in an article, Disability claims involving employees suffering from mental illnesses are rising: lawyer, in the Canadian Lawyer. Specifically, he […]

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To Work Remotely or Not - That is The Question? | Lecker & Associates

To Work Remotely or Not – That is The Question??

This is not the first time we have commented on this issue as we did in one of our “Ask a Lawyer – Employment law“ segments on Toronto’s CP24 Program. The issue is whether an employee who was working from home during the COVID-19 quarantines is required to return to the workplace, as required by […]

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Funeral for a Job | Lecker & Associates - Toronto Employment Lawyers

Funeral for a Job

by BRAM A. LECKER, B.A., LLB. BARRISTER & SOLICITOR It’s another morning at work. Through the elevator door that needs an oil, past that infernal clock that runs too slow, the faint smell of bitter coffee and carpet freshener wafting in from the kitchen, where the muffled laughter of office banter begins to overcome the […]

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Bram Lecker, principal of Lecker & Associates

What Are Employers’ Views on Mental Illness in the Workplace?

Disability claims involving employees suffering from mental illnesses are rising: lawyer This article is part of a series addressing popular topics and questions that clients and the public may have about the legal profession. How employers respond to mental health challenges in their workforce has become an even more salient question since the COVID pandemic […]

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Right to Disconnect | Lecker & Associates - Toronto Employment Lawyers

Right to Disconnect

On June 2, 2022, Ontario’s “right to disconnect” law came into effect, a first in Canadian employment law. On the surface, this law requires employers to develop a policy allowing employees the right to disconnect outside of standard office hours. However, a closer look reveals that below the surface, this law does not provide employees […]

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