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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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Unfair Covid Layoffs and Wrongful Covid Dismissals | Lecker & Associates

Unfair Covid Layoffs and Wrongful Covid Dismissals

Show. on CTV /CP24 “ ASK A LAWYER – Employment Law. at 9:30 every Weds night. It’s another morning at work and through the elevator door that cries out for some grease, past that anxious infernal clock that runs too fast, the faint smell of bitter coffee and carpet freshener wafting in from the kitchen, […]

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Keenan Case Toronto Star

Keenan Case: $125,000 Precedent Setting Win

This is the highest ever compensation award for contract workers in Canada and we hope the message is loud and clear. Ontario’s top court has made the ground rules crystal clear. Employers can no longer give the self serving title of “independent contractor” to vulnerable workers who are not that independent. – Bram Lecker Feb 2016

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