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Denying injured employees the opportunity to return to work may be considered discrimination for failing to “accommodate".
CORPORATE TAKEOVERS
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Corporate takeovers summon up images of mass layoffs. But mergers and acquisitions don’t always result in pink slips.
RETURN TO WORK
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This identifies how far and prepared an employer is to return an employee to work after sustaining an injury.
PAYCHECK
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Ask the Expert: Recovering Missed Source Deductions
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NEWSLETTER

HR Insider October 2014

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 10 FAQs About Averaging of Overtime 3
Mental Health: Catching The Signs of Depression In An Employee 5
CASE of the month: Employer Can’t Waive Employee’s Notice of Resignation 6
MONTH IN REVIEW: Latest Cases, Laws & Announcements 7
HR Trends: Are You Ready for The …

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MINIMUM WAGES

How Enforcing The Minimum Wage Renders Some Individuals Unemployable

No one in this country should be made to work for less than $11 an hour. That is, unless you work in British Columbia where you can work for $10.25 an hour, or New Brunswick where the minimum wage is $10 an hour, or in …

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COMPENSATION

Despite Having WSIB Coverage, Worker Permitted to Sue “Physically Demonstrative” Executive Officer who “Massaged” her Neck

Physically demonstrative managers beware: your company’s workers compensation coverage does not necessarily protect you from lawsuits by employees.
Even though her employer had Workplace Safety and Insurance Board coverage, an employee was entitled to bring a lawsuit against an executive who “massaged” her neck, allegedly injuring …

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HEALTH AND SAFTY

Penalties For Workplace Accidents And Fatalities In Saskatchewan: The Landscape Has Changed

The Saskatchewan Employment Act, SS 201, c S-15.1 (the “SEA“) was passed by the provincial legislature and brought into force at the end of April, 2014. The passage of the SEA resulted in the consolidation of several pieces of labour and employment legislation that had previously existed …

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HUMAN RIGHTS

Rare Costs Award At BC Human Rights Tribunal For Improper Conduct

Despite an employer’s legitimate basis for terminating an employee’s employment, it will often find itself a respondent to a human rights complaint following termination. The costs for employers to defend a human rights complaint can be very high and, unlike in the courts, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal does …

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CONTRIBUTED

What’s the Correct HR-to-Employee Ratio?

Used in HR Weekly — July 24, 2007. Posted online for a week the same day.
Issue: It can be easy to misuse or misinterpret the controversial HR-to-employee ratio.
Benefit: That metric can help measure HR effectiveness, but only if interpreted and used correctly.
Action: Recalculate your ratio using the advice …

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MANAGEMENT RATIOS

Staff to Supervisor Ratio

While somewhere between 8 and 12 agents per supervisor makes sense in many centers, a 5:1 or 20:1 ratio may be equally justifiable.
In contact centers, the agent-to-supervisor ratio is an especially important consideration. Effective ratios are dependent on the tasks, standards and responsibilities of both …

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BENCHMARKS

Ideal Ratio of Managers to Staff

Many companies have flattened their organizations and eliminated manager positions, but adding more staff per manager may not be a good solution. The appropriate ratio depends on the work being done, level of staff and other considerations. There is no ideal, one-size-fits-all ratio that works in …

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EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE

Reenergize Employees For The Fall

It’s Fall and across Canada leaves are turning the most beautiful colours. Whether you live on a coast, on the plains, the prairies, among the great lakes, in the tundra, anywhere in between, the Fall is a wonderful time to take stock and reengage your …

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TRAINING

The Top 5 Must Do’s to Effectively Onboard Your New Employees

Research has shown over and over again that when time and effort are put into designing effective onboarding processes, the payoff is increased employee retention and the ability for new hires to become productive quicker for their new employer.
According to a report published by the …

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