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Currently work 10 hr shift they want to change my breaks from 2-20min coffe paidand 30min lunch unpaid to 2-15 mins coffee paid and 30min lunch unpaid can they reduce my coffee break time?
I was laid off in 2019 after I completed my contract as a humanitarian with a US based NGO (I earned well over the $5000 in 2019). I was with the NGO for 4 years and during this time I worked remotely from home in Ontario but was frequently deployed to various countries for 4-10 week deployments. My position was transferred to the Canadian headquarters and I was no longer eligible for my position because I could not speak French. I am a Canadian citizen and during the 4 years in my previous job I paid Canadian taxes but I did not contribute to Employment Insurance. I have been trying to find employment in my field as a humanitarian, but it has been difficult due to restrictive air travel and other factors related to covid-19. In addition, I was in the second round of an interview process for an Ontario based NGO (but works all over the world) when governments issued travels restrictions and other pandemic related restrictions. As a result, the recruitment for this position was put on hold and it is unknown when it will continue. Based on the above information can you kindly let me know if I am eligible for the CERB benefit? Thanks in advance for your advice.
If a company asks its employees to sign an agreement stating that the employee will not sue the company should they or their family members get COVID-19 and suffer losses up to and including loss of life, then what are the employee’s rights facing this type of agreement? Could it result in a constructive dismissal? What would you advise employees to do?
I have worked as a teacher part time for 11 & a half years at the college of massage & hydro therapy in Cambridge. Approximately 15 hrs per week. We got an email last wednesday morning saying the school was permanently shut down effective immediately. Am I entitled to severance pay?
I am asking for a friend of mine who recently applied for a warehouse job at a food distribution company. He received a call seeking permission to conduct a credit check as part of their "character assessment" phase of the hiring process. It was also suggested it would hurt his chances if he didn't agree to the check. After agreeing to the check, he later learned that this is common practice in the job market as he was told in the phone call. As he went through a personal bankruptcy last year, it came as no surprise when he was told they hired another candidate (even though they were not explicit in the details of their decision). Is this a form of discrimination? As the position being filled was not one that required a high level of trust, is this not an over stepping of the sort of boundaries familiar to our civil rights and a right to privacy?