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THE CASE FOR A NATIONAL SHORT-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE PLAN: A Clear and Present Need in a Just Society | Lecker & Associates

THE CASE FOR A NATIONAL SHORT-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE PLAN: A Clear and Present Need in a Just Society

As employment lawyers, we regularly take on cases involving clients who have trouble accessing their employee benefits to get through short-term and long-term illnesses and injuries. Such benefits are administered by third-party private insurers. Claim processes are complicated and applications denied often, leaving ill, injured and disabled individuals to seek out legal services for recourse. […]

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Can Employers Force Employees to Vaccinate? | Lecker and Associates

Can Employers Force Employees to Vaccinated?

As COVID-19 vaccines are made available to an increasing segment of the population and vaccine rollout expands, many are excited about the prospects of returning to some semblance of normalcy. For many, this involves a return to the workplace. Accordingly, employees and employers will have to wrestle with the challenge of their legal rights and […]

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COVID-19, Layoffs, Termination Provisions | Lecker & Associates

COVID-19, Layoffs, Termination Provisions

As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to rage and businesses are once again forced to shutter, more and more employees are finding themselves on the receiving end of a temporary layoff or a termination. For those employees who are placed on a temporary layoff, their job security and prospects of a return are left up in […]

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Iriotakis v Peninsula Employment Services Ltd. | Lecker & Associates

Iriotakis v Peninsula Employment Services Ltd.

This is a very informative wrongful dismissal case that sheds light on the issue of CERB payments vis-à-vis severance, as well as notice entitlements for employees terminated during the pandemic. Plaintiff (Mr. Iriotakis) was successfully represented by our law firm.   Mr. Iriotakis was terminated without cause on March 25, 2020. He was 56 years old […]

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An Employer’s Duty To Accommodate | Lecker & Associates

An Employer’s Duty To Accommodate

The human condition is such that anyone can suffer an illness or become disabled at any time.  It can occur suddenly or manifest itself over time. It can impact your life, your employment and in turn, your financial stability. Nobody asks for an illness or disability on purpose. And your employer cannot discriminate against you for something […]

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COVID-19 Return to work | Toronto Employment Lawyers Lecker and Associates

COVID-19 Return To Work | Top 10 Employee FAQS

Ontario is open for business following the COVID-19 emergency lock down. But employees have questions about their health and safety, as well as job status and security. Here are answers to the top ten return-to-work questions we receive from employees.

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Ontario's employment laws - Employers Beware! | Toronto Employment Lawyers Lecker and Associates

Employers Beware! New Ontario Employment Laws Will Not Stop Lawsuits

On June 1, 2020, the Ford government introduced amendments to the Employment Standards Act (ESA). The changes primarily accommodate employers and their present-day financial woes. At a glance, this will come as a terrible blow and a step backwards for employee rights in Ontario. However, Ontario’s employment laws still remain pro-employee. Here’s why.

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Right To Refuse Unsafe Work | Toronto Employment Lawyers Lecker and Associates

COVID-19: Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

COVID-19 exposes employees to hazardous conditions not encountered before. This blog will help employees understand health and safety provisions that offer you the right to refuse unsafe work.

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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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