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MENTAL HEALTH
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The Germanwings disaster underlines need for dealing with employees' mental health
DISCRIMINATION
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The things employees are allowed to do in each part of Canada without reprisal from their employer
NOTICE
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Ban on reprisals doesn’t protect employees who deserve to be disciplined for infractions not related to their wage claims
BENEFICIARIES
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Cross-subsidization” to pay for benefits your plan can no longer afford
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EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

Administrative Suspension Of Employees

The suspension of an employee is a very serious measure that can have a drastic effect on the employment relationship.  As such, it should be undertaken only after careful consideration by the employer.
An administrative suspension is one which the employer imposes for business or administrative …

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CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT

Why Employers Should Utilize Employment Contracts

Why should employers bother with employment contracts for their non-unionized employees? To answer that question let’s examine two recent cases from two different provinces both involving customer service managers – a tale of two cities to demonstrate the best of times and the worst of …

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3-D Printer policy

3-D Printer Policy

3-D Printing is becoming a new and exciting tool for use in business. 3-D printing is costly, time consuming and requires significant resources.  Develop and implement a printer policy to help you control printing practices and costs in your organization. This template provides an excellent …

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PRINTER USE

Printer Policy

Printing is an essential business function, yet it is often not closely governed, leading to exorbitant and unnecessary costs. Develop and implement a printer policy to help you control printing practices and costs in your organization. This template provides an excellent starting point for developing …

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Work life balance choices
FLEXIBLE WORK ARRANGEMENTS

Could a Flexible Employment Contract Work For Your Employees?

‘Flexible’ in the workplaces has become a popular term. Flexible shifts, flexible hours, flexible locations, flexible agreements and contracts and even flexible roles. In some instance these flexible arrangements are informal agreements only, more of a social contract in other instances they are spelled out …

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TELEPHONE POLICY

Telephone and Voice-mail Acceptable Use Policy

Telephony is one of the most taken-for-granted technology tools at most enterprises. As a result, it is very easy for employees to intentionally or inadvertently misuse telephony tools for in non-business purposes. Given the increasingly digital (and recordable) nature of today’s telephony systems, as well …

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Retirement
BENEFICIARIES

Using Funds from One Pension Plan to Contribute to Another

Today, many of the old pension plans are being converted from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) plans; others are being amalgamated with existing plans. Plan conversions and mergers raise a tricky legal issue: Can the administrator of the resulting plan use surplus funds …

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REFERENCE CHECK

Background Check Policy

Background checks are an invaluable element of a robust selection process. A well-developed background check process helps in validating employee information and ensuring the candidate is the right fit for your organization. This document provides a comprehensive overview and includes the following:..

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What HR need to know
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The 9 Changes HR Needs to Know About

Reading the federal budget from end to end can destroy even the strongest retinas. The good news is that you’ll fall asleep before you get to that point. But if you manage HR or payroll for a living, you don’t have the luxury of ignoring …

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EMPLOYEE RETENTION

How to Retain Talent By Meeting Social and Emotional Needs

Over the life of your organization your employees will come and go for a variety of reasons, many of which you have no ability to control or impact. Employees commonly leave for personal and professional reasons that you go beyond your organizations sphere of influence. …

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