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Mandatory Vaccination Policy - Refusing to Vaccinate | Lecker & Associates Law

Mandatory Vaccination Policy – Refusing to Vaccinate

The Omicron variant has forced companies to implement mandatory vaccine policies in response to COVID-19 outbreaks rising across Canada. If you choose not to be vaccinated, there are concerns over legal rights and a loss of a job. This article attempts to answer what to look for in your company’s mandatory vaccination policy and procedures. […]

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Short-Term Disability: How to Get Coverage if You’re Off Work From COVID-19 | Lecker & Associates

Short-Term Disability: How to Get Coverage if You’re Off Work From COVID-19

You may be entitled to compensation if you’re off work due to do COVID-19. Insurance companies, however, are fighting this as COVID-19-related illness is keeping more people home from work. Navigating a leave of absence – whether it’s COVID-related or not – can be complicated. What you may be entitled to depends on the parameters […]

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Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB) | Lecker & Associates

Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB)

The Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB) gives temporary income support to employed and self-employed people who cannot work due to a COVID-19 lockdown. The CWLB is only available when a COVID-19 lockdown order is designated for your region. If you are eligible for the CWLB, you can receive $300 ($270 after taxes withheld) for each […]

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“Temporary” Infectious Disease Layoffs During COVID-19 | Leckers Law

“Temporary” Infectious Disease Layoffs During COVID-19

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, employees across the country are wondering if their jobs could, once again, be at risk. Given how uncertain the situation is right now, employers may opt to “Infectious Disease Emergency Lay-off” (“IDEL”) employees and recall them once restrictions loosen in the future. Prior to the pandemic, a temporary layoff […]

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Work Life Balance | Lecker & Associates - Toronto Employment Lawyers

Work Life Balance

As the years go by, the reality and expectation to accommodate work over personal life has become more normal. In the case of Hilton v. Norampac Inc (2003), represented by the Principal of Lecker & Associates Bram Lecker, the court reviewed facts regarding child care commitments that interfered with employment. Michael Hilton, the plaintiff, worked […]

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Dependent Contractors and Employment Law | Lecker & Associates

Dependent Contractors and Employment Law

Dependent contractors/agents are common in the business world. As a group, Dependent Commissioned Agents (DCAs) make their income in commissions generated from the sales of a commercial enterprise’s products or services. Whether engaged as door-to-door salespeople or as owners of incorporated sales agencies, DCAs have two things in common: economic dependency and minimum security in […]

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T’is the Season to be Fired 2021! | The Grinch menacingly looking out from behind a sigh that says yeah, happy holidsays & all

T’is the Season to be Fired 2021!

At this time of the year everyone is imbibed with that holiday spirit, everyone, that is, except large corporate employers. Like the Grinch that stole Christmas, since my recent memory, employers have always chosen the 6 weeks before the end of December to send out a tidal wave of those pink slips, more than any […]

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Non-Medical Exemptions for COVID-19 Vaccines Pose Challenges for Canada’s Human-Rights Commissions

Non-Medical Exemptions for COVID-19 Vaccines Pose Challenges for Canada’s Human-Rights Commissions

The growing use of vaccine mandates and subsequent requests for non-medical exemptions have thrust Canada into uncharted territory as employers, human-rights officials and lawyers try to navigate a complex new reality with little legal precedent. Canadian human-rights commissions have experienced a surge in calls and complaints linked to vaccine mandates, prompting new questions about how […]

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