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CEOs Can't Bully Their Employees Anymore | Lecker & Associates

CEOs Can’t Bully Their Employees Anymore

Elon Musk’s ultimatum to Twitter workers holds a lesson for his fellow CEOs: Tread lightly. The decision by reportedly at least 1,200 Twitter employees to choose three-months severance over Musk’s promise of “extremely hardcore” working conditions could put the company’s future at risk, as key staff are reported to have departed. Continue to read the […]

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10 Things Your Boss or Employer Cannot Do in Ontario | Leckers Law

10 Things Your Boss or Employer Cannot Do in Ontario

Employers have a tremendous amount of power over employees and their working life. There is a large amount of actions your employer can do against you. As a result, employees have to tolerate a lot of actions taken by their boss, manager or company. However, in this article, we are going to address 10 things […]

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Is Employer Allowed to Cut Salary in Ontario | Leckers Law

Is My Employer Allowed to Cut My Salary in Ontario?

In Ontario, it is unlawful for your employer to drastically cut your salary, change your hours or reduce your pay. When an employer decides to enforce a significant pay cut or other major changes to your compensation, you have the option of bringing a lawsuit for constructive dismissal. When Does a Pay Cut Result in […]

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Refusing to Return to the Office and Insubordination: What Should You Do? | Leckers Law

Refusing to Return to the Office and Insubordination: What Should You Do?

Employees working remotely are refusing to return to the office as pandemic constraints are relaxed. Employees have seen that working from home works for them, with increased/good efficiency, similar levels of communication, increased happiness and theoretically more loyalty to the employer. Some offices have allowed a perpetual work-from-home set-up or some hybrid arrangement. Others have […]

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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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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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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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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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Dependent Contractors Part 3 | Lecker & Associates - Employment Law

Dependent Contractors

Dependent contractors are a common, but rarely acknowledged worker of the business world. Whether working as a door-to-door salesman or via a numbered company, these workers always have two things in common: most of their income is derived from one contract and the nature of their business arrangements is precarious. For many small and medium-size […]

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