Employment Law Minute

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Ottawa employment lawyer Alex Lucifero explores how long an employee can be away from work on a medical leave of absence as well as what information an employer has the right to know.
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'Wrongful dismissal' doesn’t mean what you probably think it means – and those misperceptions can be costly.
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Most “for cause” terminations are not legitimate.
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When the work environment has become poisoned, an employee may be entitled to compensation.
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It’s an issue that employers get wrong far too often.
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It's common for a company and a worker to think they’ve entered into a relationship as an employer and independent contractor. But that may not be how the courts see it.
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Advice for employers on maintaining a drug- and alcohol-free workplace – and insights into the rights of medical cannabis users.
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Employee discipline can start with a verbal or written warning and escalate to a suspension or even termination.
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Practical takeaways for both employees and employers who are dealing with changes to their terms of employment.
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Ottawa employment lawyer Alex Lucifero, a partner at Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, explains the options for employers and the rights of employees surrounding temporary layoffs.