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The most serious aggravating factor in this case is the nature of the comments.
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One of the major challenges facing employers in Canada today is the management of employee disabilities.
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54% of Canadians admitted to faking sick time
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Hr Insider August 2014

HR MANAGEMENT: How to Improve Your Workplace Culture This Summer 3
WINNERS & LOSERS : Can Employees Sue after They Sign a Severance Agreement? 4
ASK THE EXPERT: Do Probationary Employees Get Severance? 5
LAWSCAPE: How Long Probationary Employment Can Last 6
MONTH IN REVIEW: Latest Cases, Laws & …

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WORKPLACE CAREER

The Evolution of The Dual Career Track Option

When you hear the term ‘Dual Career Track’ you may think of employees being readied to move into roles in management but the term dual career track can apply too much more. With the rapid evolution of technology and ongoing changes to jobs tied with …

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JOB APPLICATION

Hiring Decision Wasn’t Discriminatory When Based on Qualifications and Experience

Job applicant claimed he was discriminated against in not being offered a job with a not-for-profit entity based on his race. The employer asserted that in the initial interview, the senior vice president of the employer quickly determined the applicant didn’t have the necessary qualifications …

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JOB TITLES

The Pros and Cons of Unconventional Job Titles

In an attempt to be like Google, who has famously let employees create their own job titles, what happens when a new Director comes along and asks you to create interesting and catchy job titles for positions in your organization? Should new job titles be …

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HOLIDAYS AND VACATION

Employees’ Rights To Statutory Holidays And Annual Vacation In Quebec

In Quebec, employees’ rights to statutory holidays and annual vacation are governed by the Act Respecting Labour Standards (“ALS“), which foresees the minimum working conditions for Quebec employees.
Statutory holidays
Quebec employees, working full or part time, benefit from the following statutory holidays (s. 60 ALS):

January 1st (New Year’s Day);
Good …

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PENSION AND RETIREMENT

Alberta’s New Pension Legislation To Take Effect September 1, 2014

On July 22, 2014, the Alberta government approved the long-awaited regulations to its new Employment Pension Plans Act(New Act). The New Act was passed in late 2012, but has not yet come into force, pending release of the regulations. The government has indicated that both the …

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WORK PLACE VIOLENCE

Feel Like Threatening Your Former Employer? Think Again. 20-Day Jail Sentence

after her employment was terminated for refusing to undergo a background check, the defendant embarked on an email campaign with her former employer that culminated in threats and conduct akin to extortion.  The defendant told the plaintiffs that if they didn’t settle with her and …

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EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

Wal-Mart Will Have To Compensate The Former Employees Of Its Jonquière Establishment

On Friday, June 27, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Wal-Mart will have to compensate the former employees of its Jonquière establishment.
In a five to two ruling, in a case that originated with the filing of a grievance in March 2005, the highest …

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FAMILY CARE

Three New Leaves For Ontario Workers To Take Effect October 29, 2014

Last August, we advised of proposed amendments to the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000, S.O. 2000, c. 41 (“ESA”) that would establish three new leaves for Ontario employees:

Family Caregiver Leave,
“Critically Ill Child Care Leave, and
Crime-related Child Death or Disappearance Leave

The Bill containing the amendments – the Employment Standards …

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EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS

The Wal-Mart Saga: One More Chapter

On June 27th, the Supreme Court of Canada released a decision in the Wal-Mart saga that will have a major impact on employment law in Québec.
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In August of 2004, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 503 (the Union) was certified to represent the employees …

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