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Our annual round-up of significant cases and notable developments in HR law from the past year. Spoiler alert! There were a few employer-friendly cases of which you need to be aware…and possibly significant changes on the horizon!
What information properly belongs in a termination letter? Learn how to craft termination documentation and get important advice on how to conduct an effective termination meeting.
There is much confusion about “compassionate care” leave and other issues arising when an employee requests time off to care for infirm or critically ill family members. These already difficult scenarios are made even more difficult by the various, confusing and overlapping leave options. Find out how best to manage these situations.
A critical examination of the role of the Ministry of Labour as an information resource and why both employers and employees may not be well served by contacting the Ministry for employment information. If you’ve ever called the Ministry for advice – or been threatened by an employee who claims he or she will “call the Board” – you need to hear this information.
Ontario law as it applies to independent contractors may be changing. Find out why and how…and what you need to know to prepare for these changes to stay on the right side of the law now and then.
We will review and discuss the recently announced package of legislative changes the Ontario government is intending to introduce, which will amend the Ontario Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act.
Dispelling the myths and confusion around reference-checking and letters of recommendation – there’s no reason to be so skittish!
An overview of some of the non-statutory issues pertaining to video surveillance, GPS, and other forms of employee/vehicle-tracking and latest developments in the common law of privacy as it applies to the workplace.
Service is not always calculated based on date of hire. Find out why some employees may get credit for longer service than you think and how it affects entitlements, including severance.
What it means to be a “contract employee”...and why most get it seriously wrong! We examine the critical issues, mistakes commonly made, and the pitfalls of using so-called “contract employees”.
After employees leave for the day, do you have any legitimate interest in their off-duty activities? Learn when conduct outside of the workplace is none of your business...and when it is very much your business.
Please note, this schedule may be subject to change.