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  • Federal Budget 2017-18

    On March 22, 2017, Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the Liberal Government's Federal Budget 2017, Building a Strong Middle Class, which includes various measures affecting payroll, and an abundant amount of measures that would be of interest to employers, including the extension of maternity leave to 18 months, the electronic distribution of T4 information slips, and the elimination o...

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  • Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

    The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: An employee who was dismissed for not submitting a doctor's note in a timely fashion; a firefighter who was reinstated after being dismissed for sexually harassing a co–worker; and human rights claims, made by a former employee, that were barred by terms of a final release received on termination. The post Three popular articles this we...

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  • Probationary clauses: A double-edged sword for employers

    Many employers find it necessary to assess new employees’ performance on the job before making a final determination about whether an individual is suitable for a position. In the absence of an express term in an employment contract, employees in Canada are entitled to reasonable notice of termination at common law when they are dismissed without just cause. Many employers put terms in their emplo...

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  • Fast food firing leads to aggravated damages

    A recent BC Supreme Court decision finding a fast food employee was wrongfully dismissed and entitled to aggravated damages has been making newspaper headlines across the country. Ms. Ram had worked as a cook in various Burger King locations for 24 years, and was terminated for just cause after taking home a fish sandwich, fries and a drink at the end of her shift without paying for them. Ms. Ram'...

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  • Business and booze: Dealing with alcohol in the workplace

    The relationship between employee alcohol use and work is complex. In Ontario, there are specific legal obligations which apply, and employers must exercise caution. Without a proper understanding of their legal obligations, employers face a minefield which may unwittingly result in unwanted liability. The post Business and booze: Dealing with alcohol in the workplace appeared first on First Refer...

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  • Contract enforceability: Signing the employment contract prior to the start date

    When an employee is terminated without cause and offered a package that is very modest, but otherwise compliant with the employment contract, a common first step for his or her lawyer will be to see if the contract can be set aside. If the contract can be declared void, the employee can try to pursue the typically much greater common law damages. There are several grounds upon which courts have se...

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  • Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

    The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: Canada Revenue Agency form T2200, Declaration of Conditions of Employment; clarification on the definition of "critical injury" in Regulation 834 under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act; and the issue of corporate structure and employment standards obligations. The post Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk appeare...

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  • Employee’s age justifies wrongful dismissal damages of 24 months

    Given the elimination of mandatory retirement years ago, employees are working for longer periods of time and well into their 60s and some into their 70s. Age has always been one of the key Bardal factors, in addition to title, length of service and compensation, that courts use to determine an appropriate common law notice period. In the recent case of Ozorio v. Canadian Hearing Society, 2016 ONS...

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  • President Trump’s new travel ban: What you need to know

    On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new executive order (the “New Order”), implementing a new travel ban. However, unlike the original travel ban (which became effective immediately), the New Order will become effective at 12:01 am EDT, on March 16, 2017. This 10–day delay is intended to provide sufficient time for affected parties (including international airlines and government agencies) ...

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  • Probationary period clause gets employer into hot water

    Including a probationary period clause in an employment contract is not a good idea unless your organization is prepared to assess the suitability of the employee during the probationary period. Failure to do so can result in your organization being ordered to provide a probationary employee with common law reasonable notice of termination. This blog discusses one such case. The post Probationary ...

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  • The agenda for the 2017 Ontario Employment Law Conference is now available

    Join Stringer LLP and First Reference at the Centre for Health & Safety Innovation in Mississauga on June 20, 2017 at the Ontario Employment Law Conference to Learn the Latest® on the following topics from top Ontario employment law experts: Jeremy Schwartz will discuss the increasingly important topic of structuring your work relationships with independent […] The post The agenda for the 2017 Ont...

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  • Employee motivation is the key to higher retention rates

    Employee morale and employee retention go hand in hand. If employees do not feel motivated at work, they will most likely start to look for a new job elsewhere. Tracking employee morale is essential for measuring retention rates within a company. The only precise way to measure employee morale is fairly easy: ask the employees directly. The post Employee motivation is the key to higher retention r...

First Reference Inc

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  • Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

    The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: How sleep and exercise may prevent the spread of harmful behavior across work and home life; a decision that may be helpful for employers who are faced with long delays in prosecutions of health and safety and other regulatory offences; a case that addresses without cause terminations and bonus payouts. The post Three popular articles t...

First Reference Inc

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  • HR practitioners: The new HR mandate

    The trend toward chaos and fear not only exists within the context of politics and social issues, it is also a business or an organizational issue. Albeit for entirely different reasons, businesses are nervous and looking for solutions. A survey of Canadian CEOs revealed that they are concerned about many things; herein the top worries are listed. The post HR practitioners: The new HR mandate appe...

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  • Workplace partisan political arguments

    The U.S. 2016 presidential election and post-election is causing much debate, criticism, and protest outside of America. Canadians have actively participated in public marches and protests in response to Trump’s comments and proposed policies, as well as the recent U.S. ban on entry to that country from certain Muslim nations. Workplace partisan political arguments, does it fit in the workplace? ...

First Reference Inc

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  • Protecting employees from social media harassment

    It is well–known that employees have certain legal obligations to their employer with respect to the content of their social media profiles. An arbitrator recently confirmed that employers also need to be careful about the content of their social media pages as it relates to their employees. The post Protecting employees from social media harassment appeared first on First Reference Talks.

First Reference Inc

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  • Additional employer obligations? Domestic and sexual violence

    As of the writing of this blog, Bill 26 has passed second reading and is before the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly for consultation and, so it remains to be seen if the above changes will come into force. That said, with the recent legislative attention on protecting employees with respect to sexual harassment and violence, it is likely that employers may soon need to revisit their...

  • Constructive dismissal and employer prestige

    In 2016, the Court of Appeal of Quebec has clarified that reduced employer prestige cannot, in itself, serve as grounds for constructive dismissal in the specific context of business acquisitions. The post Constructive dismissal and employer prestige appeared first on First Reference Talks.

  • Le congédiement déguisé et employeur prestige

    En 2016, la Cour d’appel du Québec a conclu que, dans le contexte de l’aliénation d’une entreprise, le fait pour un employé de passer à un employeur moins prestigieux ne peut, en soi, constituer un congédiement déguisé. The post Le congédiement déguisé et employeur prestige appeared first on First Reference Talks.

First Reference Inc

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  • Why is domestic violence more often becoming a workplace responsibility?

    It is understood that domestic violence has been known to effect employees at work in a number of ways; a recent study shows that the problem is widespread. The post Why is domestic violence more often becoming a workplace responsibility? appeared first on First Reference Talks.

  • The AODA Employment Standards: Are you meeting the new requirements?

    We know that the AODA employment standards requirements are demanding because we have heard about the challenges from those organizations with 50+ employees that were obligated to comply in January 2016. Smaller employers with fewer resources may need additional assistance to keep track of the project, including reviewing, updating and implementing many HR forms and documents such as job offers, e...

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  • Retaining talent in flat organizations

    As always, economic, business and organizational trends pose challenges for the tidy and harmonious world that HR practitioners want to create. One of the trends posing a challenge is the new rise of very flat organizations. The rise in flat organizations is being driven primarily by cost-cutting initiatives that require the elimination of expensive layers of management. The post Retaining talent ...

First Reference Inc

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  • Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

    The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: A case that addresses the validity of a termination of employment provision; Consumer Price Index (December 2016); and the release of revised noise guideline "A Guide to the Noise Regulation (O. Reg. 381/15) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act". The post Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk appeared first on First Ref...

First Reference Inc

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  • Res judicata revisited at HRTO and OLRB

    The legal doctrine of res judicata can cause an Application at the Human Rights Tribunal to be dismissed. This was the case in Chen v. Harris Rebar. The post Res judicata revisited at HRTO and OLRB appeared first on First Reference Talks.

First Reference Inc

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  • When a resignation isn’t really a resignation

    How do you know when an employee has quit their job? It may seem like a simple question, but the answer recently eluded an Ontario employer, who improperly took an employee’s apparent resignation at face value. The post When a resignation isn’t really a resignation appeared first on First Reference Talks.

First Reference Inc

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  • Consider your audience: HR analytics

    As we discussed in last month’s post, one key aspect to successfully using analytics to drive decision making is being able to tell the story—apply important context to the results to understand what they mean. Another key consideration is your audience. Your audience should determine what analytics to focus on and how you visualize the results. The post Consider your audience: HR analytics appea...

First Reference Inc

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  • Termination provisions in employment contracts

    As an employee, by law, you are entitled to reasonable notice of termination of your employment. Employers however, often attempt to limit your legal entitlements by explicitly defining your rights upon termination in the employment contract. In the recent case of Singh v Qualified Metal Fabricators Ltd. an Ontario Court adopted an employee–friendly interpretation of these termination provisions, ...

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