Daniel Lublin is a Partner at Whitten & Lublin, employment & labour lawyers Today, companies routinely require employees to sign hiring contracts that attempt to reduce or in some cases even eliminate important rights. Unfortunately, too many employees are not willing or capable to negotiate these terms or have the contract properly reviewed by a lawyer.
April 1, 2019
Daniel Lublin is the founding partner of Whitten & Lublin, Employment & Labour lawyers These are the two workplace law questions I am asked most often: “How much severance should I receive?” “Why should my severance pay be cut off when I find another job?” What makes a severance package fair?
February 6, 2019
Founding partner of Whitten & Lublin, Employment and Labour lawyers, Toronto Workplace age discrimination is on the rise. But it can be difficult to detect. Companies know they cannot fire or refuse to hire older employees because of their age.
November 23, 2018
Domino’s Pizza ordered to pay ex-delivery driver $28K in Ont. case highlighting contractor rights | CBC News
A Domino’s Pizza franchise in Mississauga must pay a former delivery driver $28,144.54 in lost wages and other benefits for violating several parts of the Employment Standards Act, Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has ruled.
November 14, 2018
Firing an employee can be one of the most awkward and mentally challenging duties an HR leader has to perform. And, whilst it’s important to keep a clear head during the process, it’s also essential that you remember to empathize with the employee on the other side of the table.
October 2, 2018
Outward Bound Canada ordered to pay former instructor vacation pay, didn’t keep proper work records | CBC News
A former Outward Bound Canada instructor feels vindicated after a recent Ministry of Labour decision found the registered charity didn’t keep proper records of his work hours and owed the former instructor $500 in vacation pay. “It felt very affirming to get the results from the Ministry,” said Alex Haney.
October 2, 2018
A former aide of US President Donald Trump has come forward with claims that she secretly recorded conversations at the White House, including one leading up to her own dismissal. Omarosa Manigault Newman, who first came into the public eye after her stint on Trump’s reality TV contest ‘The Apprentice,’ was fired as special assistant to the president in December.
September 4, 2018
Fifteen years ago, only around 25 per cent of employees in Canada had a written employment contract with defined severance terms. Now, that statistic is inverted. Why have employers moved toward drafting specific severance terms into employment agreements? Because in almost every case, these clauses serve to reduce the severance payouts made to former employees.
September 4, 2018
A former instructor for Outward Bound Canada alleges the registered charity is breaking Ontario labour laws by failing to pay minimum wage, overtime and schedule breaks for employees. Alex Haney, who worked for Outward Bound Canada in Toronto for two years, says he and other instructors were regularly putting in over 100 hours a week guiding overnight camping trips in the Greater Toronto Area.
July 31, 2018
HR leaders are the custodians of discipline. They mete it out, they offer constructive criticism and ensure problems don’t repeat themselves. But what happens when you misjudge the level of discipline and land themselves in hot water?
July 3, 2018