Bram Lecker

Bram Lecker
Lecker & Associates
Employment & Labour

Bram Lecker, principal of Lecker & Associates in Toronto, represents employees and focuses on employment law.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Canadian studies from York University, before earning his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa in 1983. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1984.

Mr. Lecker litigates such matters as wrongful and constructive dismissal, severance, harassment in the workplace, and denial of disability benefits.

He has appeared before both provincial and federal courts, as well as the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.

Practising for more than 35 years, Mr. Lecker has been published in many newspapers, magazines and legal publications and frequently appears on television and radio to discuss Ontario employment law.

In addition, Mr. Lecker has been an instructor for the paralegal programs at Humber and Seneca Colleges and sits on the board for Family & Credit Counseling Services of York Region and The Economic Club of Canada. 

Bram Lecker In The News
Making a disability claim in Ontario

By Bram Lecker and Kimberley Sebag Most of us spend large portions of our day working to earn a living. This is central to almost every adult’s life. Your ... Read more

Be wary when signing termination clauses: Lecker

Termination clauses are one of the most litigated sections of employment contracts and could make the whole agreement void if not written precisely, says Toronto employment ... Read more

Medical marijuana and workplace intoxication

By Bram Lecker and Jordan Reiner  Marijuana is now legal in Canada. As planned, Bill C-45 (The Cannabis Act ) became law on October 17, 2018. And with it, Canadian ... Read more

Bankruptcy muddies the waters for employees seeking severance

Employees could be substantially out of pocket if their employer goes bankrupt, says Toronto employment lawyer  Bram Lecker . Under the Employment Standards Act , there ... Read more

Summary judgment: fast tracking your wrongful dismissal lawsuit

By Bram Lecker and Kimberley Sebag As the old saying goes,  the wheels of justice turn slowly.  This has never rung truer than it does right now. Ontario’s ... Read more

Age discrimination: cutting off benefits at 65

By Bram Lecker  and Kimberley Sebag When the new millennium arrived, the Ontario government was put on notice, like many others across the western world. A massive ... Read more

Legal gap closing between temporary and full-time workers

Recent legislation closes the legal gap between temporary and full-time employees, Toronto employment lawyer  Bram Lecker tells . Following the ... Read more

Misclassifying contract workers

By Bram Lecker and Kimberley Sebag When  Bill 148, Ontario’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017  became law in January 2018, reforms to our ... Read more

Disability benefits: no peace in peace of mind contracts

By Bram Lecker Many employers offer short and long-term disability Insurance benefits as enhancements to remuneration packages. These valuable extra perks, often used as ... Read more

Tread carefully when offering unpaid summer internships

Employers who plan to use unpaid summer interns should tread carefully, Toronto employment lawyer  Bram Lecker tells . Lecker, principal of  ... Read more

Fired while ill?

By Bram Lecker and Simon Pelsmakher For most of us, a secure job is one of the most important pillars in our life. It is a mainstay to financial security. Our employment laws ... Read more

Successor employers: your company has changed hands

By Bram Lecker  and Simon Pelsmakher What happens to your employment after your company changes ownership? The new owners are called successor employers and ... Read more

Can managers refuse overtime?

Refusing to work extra hours is risky business for managers, Toronto employment lawyer  Bram Lecker  tells .  Lecker, principal of  ... Read more

Medical marijuana and workplace intoxication

By Bram Lecker and Jordan Reiner Marijuana is in the news almost daily with legislation underway to legalize it. Our Parliament is currently debating Bill C-45 (The Cannabis ... Read more

Pay equity: addressing the gender wage gap

By Bram Lecker April 10, 2018, is Equal Pay Day in Ontario. It symbolizes the extra days women have to work into the new year to earn what men made the previous year. This ... Read more

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