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

Ontario Employment Laws Do Not Stop Lawsuits – Employer’s Beware!

On June 1, 2020, the Ford government introduced amendments to the Employment Standards Act (ESA), the governing statutes that form Ontario’s employment laws. The amendments took the form of O. Reg. 228/20: Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”). IDEL was enacted by the Ontario government as a measure to furlough (e.g. “layoff”) employees who may or […]

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Can Employers Force Employees to Vaccinate? | Lecker and Associates

Can Employers Force Employees to Vaccinated?

As COVID-19 vaccines are made available to an increasing segment of the population and vaccine rollout expands, many are excited about the prospects of returning to some semblance of normalcy. For many, this involves a return to the workplace. Accordingly, employees and employers will have to wrestle with the challenge of their legal rights and […]

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Pay Equity Complaints

Ontario’s Pay Equity Act, introduced two decades ago, makes it illegal for organizations to pay women less to perform the same job as a man. Yet, The gender wage gap remains stubbornly pervasive, with women generally earning 25% – 30% less than their male counterparts. Here’s what you need to know about filing a pay equity complaint.

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Bullying in the Workplace

Bullying in the workplace is illegal. In spite of the law, reporting a bully can be a very scary step. You run the risk of retaliation if the bully is a senior or valued employee. Almost always, you will require legal assistance to navigate this minefield.

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Getting Fired While Pregnant

Nothing can be more distressing to a woman than getting fired while pregnant. Pregnancy and parenting affect the productivity of our fast-paced and competitive workplaces, leaving pregnant women particularly sensitized to the subject of job security. And this is specifically why our employment laws protect pregnant women more than any other employee.

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Pay Equity: Addressing the Gender Wage Gap

Pay Equity and the gender wage gap is a global problem. As we recognize Equal Pay Day in Ontario on April 10, 2018, employment lawyer, Bram Lecker, reviews Canadian legislation that try to bring women’s earnings closer to those of men.

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