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EI Sick Benefits Have Been Extended to 26 Weeks | Leckers Law

EI Sick Benefits Have Been Extended to 26 Weeks

The federal government of Canada is extending Employment Insurance sickness benefits to 26 weeks. Previously, an eligible applicant was only entitled to receive 15 weeks of sickness benefits under the Employment Insurance Act. The extended Employment Insurance sickness benefits will be effective for any applications starting on December 18, 2022. Extended Employment Insurance sickness benefits […]

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Twitter Ends Remote Work | Lecker & Associates

Twitter Ends Remote Work

Elon Musk ends remote work at Twitter – and potentially increases the company’s severance liabilities in Canada The new owner of Twitter Inc., Elon Musk, reportedly sent a mass email to employees informing them of his decision to unilaterally ban remote work at the company. Going forward, Twitter expects all employees to be in the […]

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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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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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