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Samfiru Tumarkin LLP | Canada | 6 Feb 2017

Bullying in the Workplace

Hostility in the workplace destroys employee morale and productivity. For this reason, it is imperative that employers to be proactive and create an…
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Samfiru Tumarkin LLP | Canada | 27 Jan 2017

Severance Pay for Salespeople

Like all other employees, those working in sales whose employment is terminated without cause are entitled to be paid severance. However, it has…
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Samfiru Tumarkin LLP | Canada | 25 Jan 2017

Refusing Recommended Medical Treatment: The Duty to Mitigate

When does a plaintiff in a personal injury action have an obligation to accept recommended medical treatment in an effort to mitigate her injuries and…
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Samfiru Tumarkin LLP | Canada | 16 Jan 2017

Non-Unionized Federal Workers Are Protected from Arbitrary Dismissals

From time to time an employment law decision comes along that resonates beyond the specialized legal blogs and into the mainstream news. Take Wilson…
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Samfiru Tumarkin LLP | Canada | 13 Jan 2017

The Long Term Pain of “Paying Under the Table”

Employers and employees are often enticed into entering into what are commonly known as "under the table" payment schemes. The reasons for this are…
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Samfiru Tumarkin LLP | Canada | 6 Jan 2017

Navigating the Ministry of Labour Claim Process: a How-to Guide for Employees

If you’re an avid reader of our blog or a regular listener of our radio show - The Employment Hour with Lior Samfiru - you’ll know that contacting…
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Samfiru Tumarkin LLP | Canada | 23 Dec 2016

Recording Conversations at Work

In a day and age where electronic devices have become an accessory that is in some form or another carried around with us at all given times, our…
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Samfiru Tumarkin LLP | Canada | 16 Dec 2016

What you Need to Know about Temporary Layoffs in Ontario

Given the ongoing challenges in today's economic climate, and particularly during periods of economic downturn, employees are at more risk of being…
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Samfiru Tumarkin LLP | Canada | 25 Nov 2016

Poor Conduct & Terminations: What’s Legal?

Employers have a duty to pay adequate severance and treat employees fairly at all times leading up to termination. If the employer fails to do this…
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Samfiru Tumarkin LLP | Canada | 18 Nov 2016

Termination Negotiations: Don’t Give In to Pressure

When an employee is dismissed, it is often a traumatic and at times overwhelming experience. Unfortunately, many employers add to the already chaotic…
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