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Unfair Covid Layoffs and Wrongful Covid Dismissals | Lecker & Associates

Unfair Covid Layoffs and Wrongful Covid Dismissals

Show. on CTV /CP24 “ ASK A LAWYER – Employment Law. at 9:30 every Weds night. It’s another morning at work and through the elevator door that cries out for some grease, past that anxious infernal clock that runs too fast, the faint smell of bitter coffee and carpet freshener wafting in from the kitchen, […]

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Infectious Disease Emergency Leave | IDEL Legislation | Lecker and Associates

Infectious Disease Emergency Leave

A Primer on IDEL Legislation. Wrongful Dismissal or Layoffs In response to the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Ontario government introduced Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”) legislation on June 1, 2020. It allowed employees, who were affected by COVID-19 illness, to pursue a protected leave of absence while tending to their […]

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What To Do If You’re Being Sexually Harassed at Work? | Lecker & Associates - Disability and Employment Lawyers Toronto

What To Do If You’re Being Sexually Harassed at Work?

Employers are responsible for creating and maintaining a work environment free from all harassment, including sexual harassment. Legally, a company must respond to and address any complaints of sexual harassment at the workplace. If you believe you are being sexually harassed at work, contact a sexual harassment lawyer to discuss your legal options. What is […]

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6 Signs Your Boss Might Be A Narcissist | Lecker & Associates - Disability and Employment Lawyers Toronto

6 Signs Your Boss Might Be A Narcissist

Many of us, unfortunately, encounter a bad boss at some point in our careers. But a narcissistic boss creates its own special kind of headache. At worst, they can chip away at your self-esteem by constantly needling you over your perceived faults and outright insulting you on a constant basis. They are always perfect; you […]

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Can Managers Refuse Overtime? | Lecker & Associates - Employment Lawyers Toronto

Can Managers Refuse Overtime?

Refusing to work extra hours is risky business for managers. Like all regular employees, managers’ relationships with their employers are governed by Ontario’s Employment Standards Act (ESA). However, regulations under the Act also exempt those “whose work is supervisory or managerial in character” from the overtime provisions, which would otherwise entitle anyone to 1.5 times […]

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The Transition from CERB to EI and Other Programs | Lecker & Associates Employment and Disability Lawyers Toronto

The Transition from CERB to EI and Other Programs

At the beginning of the pandemic, a multitude of job losses following the emergency lockdown prompted the federal government to implement the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). CERB was set up to provide employed and self-employed Canadians who were affected by COVID-19 with financial support in the form of temporary income replacement. Eligible workers received […]

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What Employees Should Know About Workplace Vaccinations | Lecker & Associates

What Employees Should Know About Workplace Vaccinations

By Jordan Reiner, Partner – Lecker & Associates When it comes to the COVID-19 vaccination, some employers are mandating that their employees be vaccinated before returning to the office. If you as an employee find yourself in a similar situation, you may be asking yourself, “can my employer force me to be vaccinated,” “what are […]

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Ontario Employment Laws Do Not Stop Lawsuits - Employer's Beware! | Lecker & Associates

Ontario Employment Laws Do Not Stop Lawsuits – Employer’s Beware!

On June 1, 2020, the Ford government introduced amendments to the Employment Standards Act (ESA), the governing statutes that form Ontario’s employment laws. The amendments took the form of O. Reg. 228/20: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”). IDEL was enacted by the Ontario government as a measure to furlough (e.g. “layoff”) employees who may or […]

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