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SEX HARASSMENT

A transgender employee claimed she was fired because her employer wouldn’t accommodate her gender identity. Nonsense, said the employer; the employee was fired for insubordination and a bad attitude.
After hearing all the evidence, the Tribunal ruled that the firing was at least in part due …

 

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ONTARIO ALERT

If you’ve been following the Ontario workers’ comp $14.2 billion deficit situation, you knew a rate increase was coming. And now the WSIB has announced a major 2.5% increase in workers’ comp premiums for all employer rate groups in 2013. Average assessments are going up …

 

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ALBERTA ALERT

Earlier this month (Nov. 2012), the Alberta Assembly gave first reading to Bill 10, a pension reform bill. Highlights:

Coordinate Alberta pension rules with BC
Extended timeline to fund DB deficits
Establishment of new target benefit plans, a more flexible version of DBs where benefit amount is defined …

 

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PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE

On Nov. 7, 2012, the Canadian Standard Association (CSA) published the final version of its long awaited standard for psychological health and safety in the workplace. calls on employers to establish a psychological health and safety management system to ensure that all people in the …

 

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FEATURED INTERVIEW

Dan Fallows, the Executive Director at Garda Pre-Employment & HR Solutions in Toronto talks about background checks and pre-employment screening plus other security measures can help you both troubleshoot and minimize incidents of workplace violence.

 

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HR MANAGEMENT

As an HR professional, you may view your employee handbook as either an anchor for effective employee management, or an albatross around your neck. But love it or hate it, a well-designed, up-to-date employee handbook is a valuable company resource that can effectively establish workplace …

 

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MAKE IT WORK

Workplace expert Kevin Burns shares an easy way to engage employees…

 

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EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

By Leigh Branham

With more than half the workforce looking to change jobs in 2012 as the economy improves, smart employers are shifting their focus back to employee retention.

 

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