EI Sick Benefits Have Been Extended to 26 Weeks | Leckers Law

EI Sick Benefits Have Been Extended to 26 Weeks

The federal government of Canada is extending Employment Insurance sickness benefits to 26 weeks. Previously, an eligible applicant was only entitled to receive 15 weeks of sickness benefits under the Employment Insurance Act. The extended Employment Insurance sickness benefits will be effective for any applications starting on December 18, 2022. Extended Employment Insurance sickness benefits […]

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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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Disability Benefits Cut Off by Your Insurer? | Lecker & Associates - Toronto Employment Lawyers

Disability Benefits Cut Off by Your Insurer?

People receiving Long Term Disability Benefits have enough to worry about. The last thing they need is to have their disability benefits cut off. After all, your Employee Benefits Booklet generally indicates that you are entitled to receive at least 66% of your income each month if you become ill and are unable to do […]

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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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Union Members and Employer Disability Plans | Leckers Law

Union Members, Employees and Employer Disability Plans

We say unions are a good thing. They have given workers a voice, an ability to achieve fairness in the employment relationship that can be anything but balanced. They have fought and paved the way for a multitude of societal reforms and benefits in the workplace such as maximum hours of work, overtime, health/dental benefits […]

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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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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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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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