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Your Employer Asks You to Return to the Office: Now What?

By: Soniya Ponniah– Lecker & Associates  As Canadian employees grapple with transition back into the office, they find themselves navigating complex legal considerations. An article in the Financial Post (the “Article”) considered the implications of returning to the office, specifically who it has been affecting and who benefits from working from home.  However, employees need […]

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What Are Examples of Disability Discrimination?

The Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities in Ontario and throughout Canada. Those laws also provide disabled people equal workplace opportunities and benefits without fear of discrimination. Employers cannot exclude disabled people for opportunities or benefits and must treat them equally. Employers can face legal […]

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T’is the Season to be Fired 2023!

During this festive season, an air of holiday cheer envelops everyone—everyone, that is, except for the Grinch-like demeanor exhibited by large corporate employers. In a recurring pattern etched in recent memory, the slips akin to the Grinch stealing Christmas. Two theories attempt to explain this phenomenon. The optimists say that big employers strategically align fiscal […]

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What Are My Rights as an Employee in Ontario?

Employees in Ontario have valuable rights and protections that safeguard their well-being and ensure fair treatment within the workplace. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some important points you must understand to ensure you receive fair treatment in the workplace. For insight into your specific situation, contact an experienced employment or labour lawyer, depending on […]

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

Why Employment Law Is Critical in Employer-Employee Relationships

Workers are classified into three categories: employees, independent contractors and dependent contractors. You may be legally entitled to certain rights and benefits depending on the category in which you’re classified.  Below, we outline the categories and how the law applies to each. The category you work in may differ from the one you were hired […]

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An Employer’s Duty To Accommodate | Lecker & Associates

Duty to Accommodate

The Duty to Accommodate Disabled Employees Imagine working diligently at your job when an unexpected injury disrupts your daily routine. Now, think about how your employer should handle your return to work. This scenario raises critical questions about the legal obligations employers have when it comes to accommodating the needs of disabled employees.  Understanding the […]

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What’s the Difference between Employment and Labour Law?

In Toronto, where business thrives and industries flourish, the legal landscape governing the relationship between employers and employees comprises a complex web of laws. Successfully navigating the landscape of employment and labour laws is crucial for many professionals, from human resources experts to legal practitioners. These laws ensure that workplaces uphold legal standards, making it […]

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Does an Employer Have to Tell You Why You Were Fired in Canada?

Employers in Canada are not required to state the reasons when firing employees. Is that the end of the story? No. The law grants them the right to terminate staff without warning or explanation as long as terminated employees are appropriately compensated.  Generally, termination falls within two categories: termination without cause and termination for cause. […]

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Telus Reducing Its Workforce By 6,000 Jobs

Telus Reducing Its Workforce By 6,000 Jobs

The cuts include 4,000 positions at its primary Telus business and 2,000 at Telus International, offering early retirement and voluntary departure packages. The decision is influenced by changing regulatory, competitive, and macroeconomic factors.  The company has recently undergone layoffs as part of cost-cutting efforts. In August 2023, approximately 6,000 jobs were eliminated to enhance competitiveness. […]

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Remote Work

At the height of the pandemic, many employers switched to remote work to comply with public health guidelines. As the world restructures to a new normal, the workforce is continuously contemplating whether to bring employees back into the office. Consequently, employees are left with the question of whether they have a right to continue to […]

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