Join Now Free Trial Manage Account

Forgot your password?

Forgot your username?

Must Read
  Featured Content
 
HR MANUAL
Post Image
Sticking a provision into an HR Manual doesn’t necessarily make it a contractual obligation
EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT
Post Image
You can’t make employees give up their employment standards right to termination notice but you can ensure they get no more than that notice
FIRED
Post Image
As HR director, you have to help your own organization make sound judgments about whether it has just cause to terminate an employee
TERMINATION
Post Image
Ensuring that termination payments and back pay are properly processed and transmitted to a fired employee is not as simple as it sounds.
Latest HR Headlines
80621079
CONTRACTORS

Dependent Or Independent? Some Contractors May Also Be Entitled To Reasonable Notice Or Pay In Lieu Of Notice

In Khan v. All-Can Express Ltd., 2014 BCSC 1429, the British Columbia Supreme Court (the “Court”) recently confirmed that a contractor providing services on a long-term and regular basis may be entitled to reasonable notice or pay in lieu from a company where the contract …

Read More >>
 
Pension
PENSION PLAN

Pension Innovation

Pension reform is a hot button issue, with many Canadians aware of the challenges facing traditional pension plans today. Now is the time for both public and private sector plans to evolve in response to growing sustainability concerns so that employees may retire securely.
As the …

Read More >>
 
82399214
EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

Compliance Reminder – New Statutory Leaves In Ontario

Employers should be aware that effective as of October 29, 2014, statutory leaves of absence in Ontario under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) will be expanded to include the new “family caregiver leave”, “critically ill child care leave” and “crime-related death and child disappearance leave”.  …

Read More >>
 
stk127205rke
EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

Preliminary Dismissal of Meritless Case: A Second Message Of Encouragement From The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Canada recently released an important decision regarding the preliminary dismissal of cases, this time through the doctrine of stare decisis, which dictates that a precedent case rendered by a higher court binds a lower court’s decision.  In Attorney General of Canada …

Read More >>
 
truck driver
EMPLOYER LIABILITY

Alberta Employer Liable For Employee’s Negligent Driving Of Company Vehicle – Even Though Employer Told Him Not To Drive It

Alberta employers should heed a recent appeal decision in which an employer was held liable for damage caused by an employee while driving a company vehicle – even though he was told not to drive it.
The employee worked for a roofing company. He was working …

Read More >>
 
images
WORKPLACE ACCEPTANCE

Communicating With Co-workers Who Have A Disability

More individuals with disabilities are entering or re-entering the workplace everyday. As with any employee these individuals want to gain and use their skills and knowledge and make a contribution that benefits the organization. An important component of performing effectively in the workplace includes being …

Read More >>
 
the differences between employees and independent contractors
LABOUR RELATIONS

Retail Shift Leaders Not Truly Managers, Says OLRB

The Ontario Labour Relations Board was recently tasked with determining whether the Shift Leaders of a Brampton, Ontario Sirens retail store exercised managerial functions within the meaning of the Ontario Labour Relations Act, such that they should be excluded from the bargaining unit.   After a …

Read More >>
 
Mental-Stress
WORK PLACE STRESS

Stress Leave

Tom Stefanik discusses stress leave as part of the Torkin Manes Legal Point Video Series.
Q.  One of your employees calls or emails that they are off today due to “stress”.  That employee provides you with no further information.  What can you do or what should …

Read More >>
 
How to Terminate an Employee the Right Way
CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT

Terminations Without Cause

Peter Straszynski discusses terminations without cause including the difference between “with cause” and “without cause” termination and what an employee is entitled to when terminated without Just Cause as part of the Torkin Manes LegalPoint Video Series.
Q. What is the difference between a “with cause” …

Read More >>
 
tangled
EMPLOYMENT LAW

How To Avoid Prosecution Under The Employment Standards Act, 2000

Most of the time it only takes a couple of tweaks to ensure your company avoids getting fined for violating the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”).
What gets employers in trouble most often? According to the Ministry of Labour (“MOL”), most complaints and violations of the …

Read More >>
 

Free Weekly Newsletter

*  Your Email Address:
 

Email marketing by Interspire

HRInsider Poll

How frequently do you conduct formal surveys with your workforce?

View Poll Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Polls Archive

HR Compliance Insider Pro
You have tried to access content that requires an active membership
Current Member
Not A Member
Sign up for a no cost Free Trial and find out why HR Insider is the leading safety compliance resource for professionals throughout Canada. The trial is complimentary and there is no credit card info required.
Buy Now