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Mental Illness in the Workplace | Lecker & Associates

Mental Illness in the Workplace

As the majority of the workforce transitions back to in-office work, employees’ mental health in the workplace can no longer be ignored. Bram Lecker (“Mr. Lecker”), principal of Lecker & Associates, recently addressed this issue in an article, Disability claims involving employees suffering from mental illnesses are rising: lawyer, in the Canadian Lawyer. Specifically, he […]

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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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Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB) | Lecker & Associates

Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB)

The Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit (CWLB) gives temporary income support to employed and self-employed people who cannot work due to a COVID-19 lockdown. The CWLB is only available when a COVID-19 lockdown order is designated for your region. If you are eligible for the CWLB, you can receive $300 ($270 after taxes withheld) for each […]

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Disability Denied! | Lecker & Associates | Toronto Disability Claim Lawyers

Disability Denied!

Many Canadian employees feel the security and comfort of having disability income protection included as part of their employment benefits package. Unfortunately, new hires are so enamored with the initial contract, usually described in a glossy benefits booklet that they do not bother to read the fine print. In so many cases, if tragedy strikes […]

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COVID-19: Anticipated Repercussions on Employee Disability Claims | Lecker & Associates

COVID-19: Anticipated Repercussions on Employee Disability Claims

The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound effects on Canadians’ mental and physical health. An Ipsos poll conducted earlier this year found that 56 percent of those surveyed reported increased feelings of social isolation, depression, and anxiety due to the pandemic and related lockdowns. We are beginning to learn that those who have contracted the virus […]

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Infectious Disease Emergency Leave | IDEL Legislation | Lecker and Associates

Infectious Disease Emergency Leave

A Primer on IDEL Legislation. Wrongful Dismissal or Layoffs In response to the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Ontario government introduced Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (“IDEL”) legislation on June 1, 2020. It allowed employees, who were affected by COVID-19 illness, to pursue a protected leave of absence while tending to their […]

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What Employees Should Know About Workplace Vaccinations | Lecker & Associates

What Employees Should Know About Workplace Vaccinations

By Jordan Reiner, Partner – Lecker & Associates When it comes to the COVID-19 vaccination, some employers are mandating that their employees be vaccinated before returning to the office. If you as an employee find yourself in a similar situation, you may be asking yourself, “can my employer force me to be vaccinated,” “what are […]

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COVID-19, Layoffs, Termination Provisions | Lecker & Associates

COVID-19, Layoffs, Termination Provisions

As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to rage and businesses are once again forced to shutter, more and more employees are finding themselves on the receiving end of a temporary layoff or a termination. For those employees who are placed on a temporary layoff, their job security and prospects of a return are left up in […]

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Stress Leave in Ontario | Lecker & Associates

Stress Leave in Ontario

Workplaces continue to ignore the impact of the pandemic on employee mental health. Some choose to openly discriminate against employees with anxiety and depression, exacerbating the nature of the illness. Consequently, stress leave is on the rise in Ontario.

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