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To Work Remotely or Not - That is The Question? | Lecker & Associates

To Work Remotely or Not – That is The Question??

This is not the first time we have commented on this issue as we did in one of our “Ask a Lawyer – Employment law“ segments on Toronto’s CP24 Program. The issue is whether an employee who was working from home during the COVID-19 quarantines is required to return to the workplace, as required by […]

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Right to Disconnect | Lecker & Associates - Toronto Employment Lawyers

Right to Disconnect

On June 2, 2022, Ontario’s “right to disconnect” law came into effect, a first in Canadian employment law. On the surface, this law requires employers to develop a policy allowing employees the right to disconnect outside of standard office hours. However, a closer look reveals that below the surface, this law does not provide employees […]

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Why You Need to Read Over Your Employment Contract | Lecker & Associates Law

Why You Need to Read Over Your Employment Contract

While the jury is still out on whether or not the COVID-19 crisis is over, one thing is certain – people are working again. Unemployment is finally dipping below pre-pandemic levels, and with new jobs come new contracts. A lot of people’s eyes gloss over when it comes to contracts, but they’re the most important […]

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Commissions, Bonuses and Perks: What You Need to Know | Lecker & Associates

What You Need to Know About Commissions, Bonuses and Perks

There’s nothing more exhilarating than seeing well-earned commissions or bonuses deposited along with your paycheque. But this kind of compensation can be confusing and can end up causing problems between employees and employers. One common problem centres around the terms of the bonus, including how and when someone is entitled to that extra payment. “One […]

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The Costs of Oversharing With Your Boss | Lecker & Associates

The Costs of Oversharing With Your Boss

I used to work at a large corporate office with a rigid top-down structure. My boss made it clear she wasn’t interested in how we spent our free time. There was no “How was your weekend?” or “Where did you go for the holidays?” We were there to work for her, period. I first heard […]

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GoodLife Fires Hundreds of Fitness Instructors in Toronto | Lecker & Associates

GoodLife Fires Hundreds of Fitness Instructors in Toronto and Across Canada

A decision to fire around 100 fitness instructors in the Toronto area sent shockwaves through the industry this week. Several people connected with GoodLife Fitness contacted blogTO about the sudden firing, concerned about colleagues and friends who had lost their jobs. “Goodlife Fitness just fired dozens of employees with decades worth of experience via email,” […]

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Mr. Trump Goes to Ottawa | Lecker and Associates

Mr. Trump Goes to Ottawa

Parliamentary All Party Sub Committee Discussion: The Federal Canada Labour Code (CLC) – June 12 2022 The PM: “Honourable Members, I am pleased to chair this committee discussion on the rights of employees under the Canada Labour Code (“CLC”). As all members would know, employees working for private companies regulated by federal jurisdiction, including banks, […]

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Short-Term Disability: How to Get Coverage if You’re Off Work From COVID-19 | Lecker & Associates

Short-Term Disability: How to Get Coverage if You’re Off Work From COVID-19

You may be entitled to compensation if you’re off work due to do COVID-19. Insurance companies, however, are fighting this as COVID-19-related illness is keeping more people home from work. Navigating a leave of absence – whether it’s COVID-related or not – can be complicated. What you may be entitled to depends on the parameters […]

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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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