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TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE
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What each province does to protect temporary employees
PENSION BENEFITS
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An employer’s right to limit pension plan participation to certain classes of employees.
LIABILITIES
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What obligations does your company owe to temps with regard to wages and other ESA-related matters? Here’s how to assess your liability risks
RELOCATION
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Are payments covering the additional housing costs incurred by employees transferred to new locations where real estate is more expensive taxable to the employee?
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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

The Hazards Of Acting Late

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The Commission des lésions professionnelles (CLP) (Quebec’s employment injuries board), exceptionally sitting as a panel of three commissioners, recently ruled on the interpretation of ss. 327(1) of the Act respecting industrial accidents and occupational diseases (AIAOD).
It is important to remember that when an employment injury …

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EMPLOYMENT LAW

Top 10 Employment And Labour Law Cases & Trends In 2014

Employment law enjoyed a high profile in 2014, with some of the year’s biggest news stories revolving around legal issues in the workplace. The Cassels Brock Employment & Labour Group has put together a list of our top cases and trends from 2014.

Family Status Claims …

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New Obligations For Ontario Employers With Stronger Workplaces For A Stronger Economy Act, 2014

On November 20, 2014, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act, 2014 received royal assent. The new legislation is intended to provide additional support for vulnerable workers by amending a number of Ontario’s employment and labour statutes, including the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) …

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CONSTRUCTIVE DISMISSAL

Employer Fails To Trigger Employee’s Duty To Mitigate

In Farwell v Citair Inc. (General Coach Canada) 2014 ONCA 177 the appellant, Citair Inc., argued that the trial judge made an error of mixed fact and law, and misapplied the principles of the law of constructive dismissal.
Constructive Dismissal
The trial judge held that Citair Inc. had …

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HOLIDAY PARTY

Holidays In The Workplace

In my latest Canadian HR Law Blog post, I discuss the myriad of issues that can arise in the workplace during the upcoming holiday season. These include discrimination, drinking and driving, harassment, among other concerns. Generally speaking, holidays and holiday parties can be an opportunity …

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PATIENCE

Follow Patience – A Waste Of Time?

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying patience isn’t EVER a virtue. Anyone with kids knows the importance of patience. It also helps with investing (think long-term!), shopping (hold out for the best deal), golf (keep your head down!), or any number of daily …

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PATIENCE

Follow Patience – A Waste Of Time?

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying patience isn’t EVER a virtue. Anyone with kids knows the importance of patience. It also helps with investing (think long-term!), shopping (hold out for the best deal), golf (keep your head down!), or any number of daily …

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LEADERSHIP

Leadership in 2015: 7 Most Needed Skills

Recently, I had the opportunity to be a part of the 2015 goal setting and forecasting for an information technology company. While observing the room full of highly intelligent executives, I could not stop thinking what skill set this organization will need within the leadership …

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SUPPORT WORKER

To Charge or Not To Charge The Support Person

Offering goods and services to a person with a disability may sometimes include providing access to those same goods and services to an individual who acts as a support person.
A support person, who may also be known as an aide, personal support worker, caregiver or …

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TAX DEDUCTIONS

Can a taxpayer claim deductions for expenses related to employement

Taxpayers can claim deductions for expenses related to their employment that aren’t reimbursed by an employer. But there are conditions to those deductions. For example, a taxpayer can’t just decide independently that they need to incur some expense for an item they plan to use …

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