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PENSION
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Do members have a right to know of contemplated plan changes before those changes are officially approved?
RECRUITMENT
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A policy on the employment of relatives provides a useful framework for avoiding awkward and potentially difficult work situations.
LAWSUIT
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HR managers need to pay close attention to a new Ontario overtime class action case, especially if they work for a large organization
OVERTIME
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How great is the risk of being sued for unpaid overtime in a class action lawsuit?
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REFERENCE CHECK

Reference Check Policy

A clear and comprehensive reference check policy is an important part of an objective and legally defensible selection process. This template provides a structured approach to developing a reference check policy and includes reference for various procedures.
 

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PROBATION

Termination Of Probationary Employees Under Labour And Employment Law

Recently, the Prince Edward Island Supreme Court in IUOE Local 942 v. Health P.E.I., 2014 PESC 31 (CanLII) heard an application by a union for judicial review. The Court reviewed a decision of the Prince Edward Island Labour Arbitration Board (the “Board”), which upheld the …

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TALENT MANAGEMENT

Will The Global Talent Shortage Impact Your Company?

Over 37,000 employers in 42 countries and territories participated in ManpowerGroup’s ninth annual 2014 Talent Shortage Survey and they shared data that lead to some fascinating information.
Where The Global Talent Shortage Stands
You have heard it before and will heard it again, the future of talent …

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RECRUITMENT

Hiring – Employment of Relatives

This policy states whether hiring relatives is permitted or not. If hiring relatives is permitted, the policy sets guidelines such as stipulating that an employee cannot be directly supervised by an immediate relative.

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ACCOMMODATION

Misunderstanding or Manipulation: Employee’s creative approach to work hours

Organizations are required to make an effort to accommodate their employees under more and more circumstances including providing different types of leave and accommodation in the workplace for disability, health, family and caregiver status and more. On top of these required accommodations more organizations are …

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CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment Vs. Vocation: Is A Priest An Employee?

A specialized tribunal in Quebec recently decided in Dubois v. Diocèse de Trois-Rivières1 that a parish priest was neither in the employment of the diocese that appointed him nor the parish corporation for which he was selected to perform his services. Tasked with determining whether …

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EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

New Employment Standards Act, 2000 Amendments Expand School Boards’ Obligations

In 2014, the Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000, S.O. 2000 C. 41 (the “ESA“), which applies to most employees of all provincially-regulated employers in the province, including Ontario school boards, received some significant amendments.  The most notable changes came in the form of three new …

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EDUCATION

No Breaks Without Replacements For Designated Early Childhood Educators

In Re Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board and OECTA, 117 CLAS 246, Arbitrator George Surdykowski allowed an OECTA grievance relating to the Board’s practice of scheduling breaks for Early Childhood Educators (“ECEs”) during the instructional day. In his award, released on January 17, 2014, Arbitrator …

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Injury
INJURY CLAIM

Minor Injury Regulation

In the recent decision of McLean v. Parmar, released February 23, Justice Eidsvik of the Court of Queen’s Bench made a number of noteworthy comments concerning the Minor Injury Regulation (“MIR“), and claims for loss of earning capacity. Justice Eidsvik formerly practiced as defence counsel …

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CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT

Are You About To Dismiss An Employee? Here Is A Checklist To Review First

The dismissal of an employee is never an easy thing, even at the best of times, and it is always best to have some comfort that you have reviewed and considered all of the issues before you undertake an employee termination.
Below is a checklist that …

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