HR Insider Topics
What must you do to accommodate employees' disabilities, religion, etc.? Which accommodations are "reasonable" and which impose "undue hardship"?
Navigating the complicated issue of avoiding discrimination on the basis of physical and mental disabilities.
Insubordination, last chance probation, marijuana use, theft, negative Facebook comments, texting violations, safety infractions, poor performance, off-duty conduct, required discipline procedure
Disability discrimination, age discrimination, family status discrimination, sex discrimination, dress code discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, settlement confidentiality, wage discrimination
Drug abuse, alcohol abuse, drug test policies, company liability, drug-related misconduct, chronic alcoholism, accommodation for alcohol dependency, last chance agreements
Cell phone use, texting, mobile device policy, computers and privacy, surveillance policies, telecommuting policy, policy conflicts with collective agreements, electronic health records
Non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, terminations under contracts, independent contractors, retirement and contracts, notice under contract, contracting probationary employees
Providing a workplace free of harassment--not just sex harassment but also all forms of psychological harassment including bullying, intimidation and threats of violence.
Due diligence, JHSCs, workplace violence, Ontario OHS reform, criminal charges, work-related accidents, fall hazards, electrical safety, excavation safety, WHMIS, heat safety, whistleblower protection, vulnerable workers, safety infractions
Social media recruiting, employment agencies, temporary employees, aboriginal employment, foreign workers, senior employment, probationary employees, seasonal workers, hiring discrimination, contract negotiation
Measuring HR performance, managing vulnerable employees, pay equity, human rights, discrimination claims, attendance management, employee references, complaint response, model policies and practices
How to handle the HR challenges of hiring employees from outside Canada and/or running a Canadian operation in the US or other country.
Collective negotiations, union grievances, certification and decertification, collective agreement obligations, pension remittances, collective agreement violations, unfair labour practices, voluntary separation programs, arbitration
CPP, QPP, EI, Income Tax and ESA including the Laws of Quebec.
Private defined benefits and defined contribution plans, as well as the Canada Pension Plan, Quebec Pension Plan and other public pensions.
Credit checks, medical information privacy, settlement agreement privacy, ID cards, privacy breaches and violations, monitoring computer use, job applicant privacy, emergency planning and privacy, removing confidential information
Worker’s compensation, employee class action lawsuits, minimum wage, pensions, non-wage benefits, overtime, wage garnishment, statutory holidays, family leave, sick leave, pay discrimination, child care, averaging agreements
Supervisor harassment, Wallace damages and harassment, harassment lawsuits, harassment investigations, & harassment suspensions
Constructive dismissal, termination for cause, termination policy, wrongful dismissal, minimizing dismissal liability, terminating probationary employees, terminations for off-duty behavior
Workers' comp premiums, work-relatedness of injuries and illnesses and other issues of coverage and risk management.
Preventing social media harassment, managing workplace romances, workplace violence and harassment policies, domestic violence in the workplace, work refusal policies, conduct violation policy, attendance management policies
How to protect workers from workplace violence and bullying.