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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 2022!

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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Hiring an Employment Lawyer: When Is the Right Time? | Leckers Law

When Is the Right Time to Hire an Employment Lawyer?

Employment lawyers are a great resource to have when facing employment-related legal disputes. They ensure that employers’ and employees’ rights are protected against exploitation and resolve workplace disagreements that violate labour and employment laws. Hiring an employment lawyer is in your best interests because they can explain legal jargon, reduce your risk of being sued […]

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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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Guide to Severance Pay Entitlement in Ontario | Leckers Law

Your Quick Guide to Severance Pay Entitlement in Ontario

The Ontario Employment Standards Act outlines rules Ontario employers and employees must follow, including providing minimum entitlements that employers must pay an employee in the event of termination without cause or constructive dismissal. Notice Pay vs. Severance Pay Notice pay (also referred to as termination pay or pay in lieu of notice) is the first […]

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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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Is Your Boss Guilty of ‘Quiet Firing’? Here’s How to Tell | Leckers Law

Is Your Boss Guilty of ‘Quiet Firing’? Here’s How to Tell

“Quiet quitting” is the latest term popping up on social media feeds, gaining traction among workers who are tired of going above and beyond for little return. But, now, the conversation has turned to a related topic — “quiet firing.” Essentially, quiet firing happens when employers demoralize workers enough that they decide to leave on […]

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Quiet Firing Is the Latest Workplace Trend | Leckers Law

Quiet Firing Is the Latest Workplace Trend

As “quiet quitting”—which is actually just doing the job you were hired for and not going above and beyond—gains traction among Gen Z workers, so has the concept of “quiet firing.” The topic is sparking conversations on social media where some people argue that the real problem is not with young workers establishing boundaries, but […]

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COVID Layoffs Have Ended but my Employer has Still Not Returned Me to Work, Now What? | Leckers & Associates

COVID Layoffs Have Ended but my Employer has Still Not Returned Me to Work, Now What?

After more than two years, Ontario’s temporary layoff measure implemented when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, has finally ended. On March 19, 2020, the Ontario government created a new leave under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”), called the Infections Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”). Under the ESA, layoffs have always been permissible for a period of […]

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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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