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Can You Be Fired or Laid Off During a Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is often an exciting time, yet navigating employment during pregnancy can be daunting, especially when you have concerns about job security and maternity leave benefits. In Ontario and across Canada, laws are in place to protect pregnant employees, and if you are pregnant, you’ll want to be certain that you know and understand your rights. At Soni Law Firm, we are the employment lawyer Toronto employees turn to when looking for support with a wide range of employment-related concerns. […]

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Should a Company Car Benefit Be Factored into a Severance Package?

Should a Company Car Benefit Be Factored into a Severance Package?

Getting let go from your place of employment is never a welcome surprise and will often impact your life in many ways. If you are an employee who has access to a company car that can be utilized for personal use, your loss of employment might also result in a loss of transportation. It is only reasonable that your employer will ask for a company car to be returned after your employment has been terminated. Yet, how does this inconvenience […]

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How is Severance Pay Calculated in Ontario?

How is Severance Pay Calculated in Ontario?

If you have recently been let go from your place of employment, you may be wondering about the possibility of receiving severance pay. In Ontario, most employees are entitled to some amount of severance pay, though the amount of severance pay an employee will receive can vary. If you are looking to learn more about how severance pay is calculated, speaking with an employment lawyer is a good place to start. At Soni Law Firm, we are the dismissal lawyer […]

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Understanding When a Break Starts and Stops: What Employees Should Know

Understanding When a Break Starts and Stops: What Employees Should Know

Having a break during your workday is important and it is crucial that employees understand what breaks or eating periods they are entitled to in order to protect their rights within the workplace. Though different workplaces may handle break and eating periods differently, employers are required to ensure that their employees are getting the breaks that they are entitled to. At Soni Law Firm, we are the employment lawyer Toronto employees turn to when looking to understand and protect their […]

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Is Vacation Pay Considered During a Severance Settlement?

Is Vacation Pay Considered During a Severance Settlement?

If you have recently been dismissed from your place of employment, you’ve likely given some thought to severance pay. Though not every employee will be entitled to severance pay in Ontario, those who have been working for the same employer for at least three months are generally entitled to at least one week’s pay for every year of employment. Though severance pay is important, you may also have questions about other employee entitlements upon dismissal. Vacation pay is something that […]

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Understanding How Employment Law Protects You as an Employee in Ontario

Understanding How Employment Law Protects You as an Employee in Ontario

Have you ever wondered about how employment laws help to protect workers? Employees may know about basic employee rights, such as how many breaks in a day they are entitled to or when they are entitled to overtime pay. Though they may not be aware of the many ways in which employment laws protect them. Yet knowing your rights as an employee is crucial to protecting them. When looking for information on employment law, seeking the support of an employment […]

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Can Employers Use Electronic Monitoring to Punish Employees for Time-Theft?

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many employers to explore unorthodox work arrangements, such as remote work, working from home, or hybrid work. These flexible work arrangements allowed organizations to function despite the government-imposed lockdowns. In the post-pandemic world, the remote work model has reshaped the modern workplace. The organizations offering flexible work arrangements report increased employee productivity, better employee performance, and higher profitability. Further, remote employees report a better work-life balance, increased savings, and reduced cost of commutation. Despite their advantages, […]

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Can Starting a New Job Impact Severance Pay?

Can Starting a New Job Impact Severance Pay?

When an employee is laid off from their job, promptly finding a new one is likely at the top of their to-do list. Yet, when severance pay is being received, some employees may have questions about how new employment can impact their severance pay. Knowing whether severance pay will be impacted by obtaining new employment will depend on the severance package settlement conditions. Speaking with an employment lawyer before signing a settlement is the best way to understand how new […]

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What Employees Need to Know About Layoffs

What Employees Need to Know About Layoffs

Getting laid off is a common experience for employees. Yet, many employees do not fully understand what layoffs are. It is important for employees to understand and protect their rights. Knowing what being laid off actually means, and what you should do when you are laid off, will help to ensure you are treated fairly within the workplace. At Soni Law Firm, we are the employment lawyer Toronto employees trust when looking for help with navigating a layoff. We understand […]

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Can I Sue My Employer for Constructive Dismissal?

Can I Sue My Employer for Constructive Dismissal?

Constructive dismissal and the ways in which it can take place is something that all employees should be aware of. Though it can be difficult to know when you are being constructively dismissed, knowing what constitutes constructive dismissal can help you to protect your rights. If you feel that you are being constructively dismissed, you may wonder, can I sue my employer for constructive dismissal? Suing your employer for constructive dismissal is possible. However, knowing how to do this can […]

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