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HR MANUAL
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Sticking a provision into an HR Manual doesn’t necessarily make it a contractual obligation
EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT
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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
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As HR director, you have to help your own organization make sound judgments about whether it has just cause to terminate an employee
TERMINATION
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Ensuring that termination payments and back pay are properly processed and transmitted to a fired employee is not as simple as it sounds.
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WRONGFUL DISMISSAL

Worker Who Spread Rumour That MOL Inspector “Paid Off” By Company, And That Company Was Closing, Was Fired For Cause

A worker who contacted a Ministry of Labour inspector with safety concerns but didn’t get the answer he wanted, and then spread rumours that the MOL inspector had been “paid off” by the company, was dismissed for cause, an Ontario judge has decided.
The company, at …

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IMMIGRATION

How Not To Fill A Labour Shortage

New Challenges for Employers under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Since we last posted about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (“TWFP”) here and here, the federal government has, in the face of political pressure, introduced significant changes to the program. Employers now face greater challenges and …

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RUN HIDE FIGHT

Surviving an Active Shooter

 
After the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., the city of Houston has released a how-to video on surviving a shooter event. The video was created with funds from the Homeland Security Department.
“I can’t imagine the horror and grief. If it is at all possible …

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VOLUNTEER GROUPS

Profile of Workplace Volunteering In Canada

Millennials are brining volunteering back! Not that volunteering was every gone but for some time there was a concern that volunteerism was in danger of fading away as the older generations ran out of time or days.
According to Volunteer Canada, based on data from 2010, …

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VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

Employee Participation In Pro Social Volunteer Programs Sample Policy

Pro Social Programs are organizationally supported by Volunteer Programs that formally connect an organization and it employers for community based programs, issues and initiatives. This template provides a structure for defining your employees participation in a Pro Social Program.
 

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WORKPLACE VIOLENCE

How to Establish an Effective Threat Assessment Team

The OHS laws require employers to protect workers from safety hazards of which they’re aware. And in most jurisdictions, these laws also require employers to protect workers from violence in the workplace. So say someone makes a threat against a worker. Once the employer becomes …

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WORKPLACE VIOLENCE

Threat Assessment Team Report Form

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Because the OHS laws require employers to protect workers from violence in the workplace, you must take threats against a worker seriously. One way to handle such threats appropriately is by establishing a threat assessment team. The team will investigate all threats of violence, determine …

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Workplace Violence Policy Builder

You may already have a Workplace Violence Program in place, or you may be just realizing that you need one. Either way, it’s important to determine whether your program complies with OHS laws and due diligence; click on the links below to access our brand …

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REFERENCE CHECK

Job Searching Facts In The Canadian Market

Workopolis has some interesting data to share on the Canadian job search in 2014. We know that over the past few years, since the recession, unemployment has been way up and slowly moved back down but remains very volatile. We also know that the job …

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Danger in the Workplace: Using a Team to Assess Threats of Violence

Watch Glenn French as he walks you through using a Threat Assessment Team (TAT) to assess specific, targeted threats at your workplace.

As a result of well-publicized incidents in both Canada and the United States “workplace violence” is now recognized as a specific category of occupational …

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