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HEADLINEDelivery drivers launch 0-million class action suit against Pizza Nova
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Toronto Star
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Apr 02, 2020
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Canadian pizza chain Pizza Nova is facing a multimillion-dollar class action claiming its independently owned franchises misclassified delivery drivers as independent contractors and failed to pay them minimum wage. In what the lawsuit calls a “systemic breach” of provincial employment laws, delivery drivers at 140 Pizza Nova stores across Ontario were denied “appropriate compensation” and protections because they were not classified as employees, according to the statement of claim. >> Driving-local delivery; Restaurant

HEADLINECoronavirus Q&A: Toronto employment lawyer answered your questions about worker rights and insurance during COVID-19
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Toronto Star
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Mar 27, 2020
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Toronto labour and employment lawyer Hermie Abraham answered Star reader questions about workers’ rights. Over 75 questions were answered in the session, so we’ve compiled a Q&A table of contents regarding workers rights and COVID-19 — from the rights of laid-off workers to childcare concerns.>> COVID-19-related

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Globe & Mail
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Mar 25, 2020
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Employers typically can’t impose temporary layoffs unless they have a contractual right to do so (through collective agreements in unionized workplaces or individual employment contracts) or, in some seasonal or cyclical industries such as construction, an implied right based on past practices. Without a contract, the law generally requires companies to pay fired workers a severance, not simply send them home with no pay and a promise it will be temporary. But legal experts say the widespread disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak could provide justification for employers to use temporary layoffs despite having no contractual right. >> COVID-19-related

HEADLINENewcomers receive relief in their struggle to find work
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Toronto Star
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Nov 16, 2019
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One of the dominant stories about newcomers to Canada a decade or so ago was the professional — a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer — driving a cab or delivering pizza or working behind the counter at Tim Hortons. This only partly mythical figure has faded in recent years, but the issue of credentials and certification hasn't gone away. >> Credentials

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Globe and Mail
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Jul 29, 2019
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Confusion about proper training means some barbers unsure if they're working under the law. >> Hairstyling

HEADLINEToronto upping requirements for Uber and Lyft drivers
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Daily Hive
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Jul 19, 2019
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The City of Toronto is taking steps they say will keep residents and visitors safe when using vehicles-for-hire in the city. City council adopted a number of amendments to the Vehicles-for-Hire By-law that will improve the safety and accessibility of taxicabs, limousines, and private transportation companies (PTCs) such as Uber and Lyft. >> Driving-taxi and rideshare

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Windmill Microlending
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Jun 20, 2019
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The story of Ebrahim, a Syrian lawyer who arrived in Canada as a refugee. Now a student at Osgoode Law School, Ebrahim will soon be working as an authorized law practitioner. >> Law

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Toronto Star
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Jun 07, 2019
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With a law degree from Syria and four years of legal practice under her belt, Talar Chitjian hit a wall when she tried to restart her career in Canada. >> Law

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New York Times
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Apr 02, 2019
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Religious minorities in Quebec are reeling after the right-leaning government of Franà§ois Legault proposed the law last week. It would prohibit not just teachers, but other public sector workers in positions of authority, including lawyers and police officers, from wearing religious symbols while working. >> Women

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Vancouver Sun
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Sep 27, 2018
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A B.C. group representing Canadians who've graduated from medical schools outside Canada and the U.S. has filed a lawsuit challenging the obstacles these doctors face in competing for the limited number of residency positions in B.C. hospitals. >> Health care