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  • Preparing for interactions with the MOL: Workplace visits

    How do we prepare for a visit form a MOL inspector? The easiest and best way is to be prepared for the visit. Employers can no longer simply go merrily along and not put in place plans and programs to ensure the safety of all their employees. Remember, it is not “if and Inspector will walk through the door, It is when”. It will happen! The post Preparing for interactions with the MOL: Workplace v...

First Reference Inc

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Generated 2 days ago

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  • The thin legal line: Resignation vs termination #learnthelatest

    Has an employee who hands over his keys and company cell phone to his employer and declares “I’m done” resigned their employment? The Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal has said that, in at least one case, the answer is no. The post The thin legal line: Resignation vs termination #learnthelatest appeared first on First Reference Talks.

First Reference Inc

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  • Update on Express Entry

    As of April 12, 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada had issued a total of 59 rounds of Invitation to Apply under Express Entry. A summary of these rounds are as follows... The post Update on Express Entry appeared first on First Reference Talks.

First Reference Inc

Category: Content
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Generated 3 days ago

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  • Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

    The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: whether an amount paid to a taxpayer on retirement qualifies as a retiring allowance; whether criminal charges alone for off-duty conduct is enough for just cause dismissal; when moral damages are to be awarded in a wrongful dismissal case. The post Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk appeared first on First Reference Talks.

First Reference Inc

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  • EI benefits: New parent, more time off and more money?

    To implement these measures, Budget 2017 proposes to amend the Employment Insurance Act. The Government also proposes to amend the Canada Labour Code>/b> to ensure that workers in federally regulated sectors have the job protection they need while they are receiving caregiving, parental or maternity benefits. Workers in provincially regulated sectors will have to wait and see if provincial legisla...

First Reference Inc

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First Reference Inc

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  • Workplace health and safety law and partisan political arguments

    In March, a discussion was posted with respect to how workplace political expression could go awry with human rights law. The article also provided some best practices on how human resources professionals and employers can appropriately address human rights complaints specifically on the basis of political belief, activity or association. This following discussion, "Part 2", addresses how workplac...

First Reference Inc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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  • Good Friday, Easter and Passover in 2017

    Good Friday, observed on April 14 this year, is a statutory holiday recognized across Canada. Also, Easter Sunday, observed on April 16 this year, is a retail holiday in some provinces and territories. Regarding Easter Monday, the Federal Government, as well as certain federally regulated workplaces, recognize the day as a statutory holiday. Although, this may not necessarily be the circumstance f...

First Reference Inc

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  • Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

    The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: Budget 2017's proposed changes to maternity and parental leave; Bill 168 and compliance regarding violence provisions under OHSA; and employee sexual harassment and reprisal. The post Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk appeared first on First Reference Talks.

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  • Using independent contractor not a “get out of jail free” card

    A business' obligations to its workers will depend on whether the workers are employees or independent contractors. However, a recent decision reminds us that, even where a worker is a true independent contractor, this distinction may not preclude a business being liable to third parties, such as customers, when the worker does something wrong. The post Using independent contractor not a “get out ...

First Reference Inc

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  • Workplace instant messaging: Information overload

    We all know that social media, electronic communications and the online world has changed how we interact socially. Who has the patience to leave a voice message for a friend about a restaurant meeting place, let alone listen to one? That’s what instant messaging is for. Short, efficient and no small talk. But, does this efficient communication work in the workplace? The post Workplace instant mes...

First Reference Inc

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First Reference Inc

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  • Interviews: 6 reasons why HR should really rethink them

    Interviews are by nature fraught with problems and really should only be used in cases where some system has been put in place to mitigate the inherent dangers in interviews or supplement their shortfalls. While this is by no means an exhaustive list, here are a few problems with interviews. The post Interviews: 6 reasons why HR should really rethink them appeared first on First Reference Talks.

First Reference Inc

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  • Don’t accept a resignation too quickly

    Imagine that you find yourself in a heated argument with one of your employees and, having apparently had enough, the employee announced that he is fed up and is done with the company. He then handed you his pass card and stormed out of the office. Can you proceed on the basis that he has resigned? The post Don’t accept a resignation too quickly appeared first on First Reference Talks.

First Reference Inc

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  • Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

    The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: an employment agreement not signed before the first day of work; a volunteer in a coma who willingly assumed risks of the task that caused his injury; and the electronic distribution of T4 information slips. The post Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk appeared first on First Reference Talks.

First Reference Inc

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  • New Brunswick’s Human Rights Act: Amendments proposed

    On March 15, 2017, Bill 51, An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act, received first reading in the New Brunswick legislature, and second reading the next day. The goal of the changes is to modernize the legislation and increase its efficiency. Indeed, this has been the first extensive review of the legislation in 25 years. These changes come on the 50th anniversary of the Human Rights Act. The ultima...

First Reference Inc

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  • Constructive dismissal? A question of interpretation

    The employee in this case acted hastily, and the employer prevailed against his constructive dismissal claim. However, the employer may have avoided the time and expense of litigation if the bonus agreement had contained clear, concise language. The post Constructive dismissal? A question of interpretation appeared first on First Reference Talks.

First Reference Inc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

First Reference Inc

Category: Content
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  • Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program update: Part 2

    As you may recall, we at Human Resources PolicyPro have been following up on the Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program (CERP) since 2015. On February 3, 2017, the federal government announced the roll–out of the CERP. The post Compensation for Employers of Reservists Program update: Part 2 appeared first on First Reference Talks.

First Reference Inc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Former employee successfully sued for defamation for Facebook posts

    In recent years, careless, or let’s say, less than sensible comments on social media have gotten countless employees in trouble with their boss. Employees who have used Facebook as a forum for posting threatening language and vile insults about a supervisor or offensive accusations about the company they work for have quickly been shown the door; and arbitrators and labour boards are often prepare...

First Reference Inc

Category: Content
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  • Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

    The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: Ontario's current and upcoming minimum wage; whether the terms of an employee's employment contract could be implied because of industry practice; and Ontario Human Rights Commission's new report, Not on the menu: OHRC inquiry report on sexualized and gender-based dress codes in restaurants. The post Three popular articles this week on ...

First Reference Inc

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  • WCB to employers: You need policies before Canada legalizes marijuana

    On March 21, 2017, at a breakout session during a convention on the topic of Canada legalizing marijuana, a spokesperson for the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board says employers should have policies in place before Canada legalizes marijuana, because it could affect safety on the job. In addition to examining this statement by Saskatchewan WCB, this article also discusses if medical marijua...

First Reference Inc

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Type: Blog Article

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  • Workforce analytics pureplay: Are you a fit?

    7 questions to ask yourself to see if you/your company is a fit for this approach to HR analytics and reporting. Hint: if you’re mid-market in size (1000–5000 employees) you just may be a fit. The post Workforce analytics pureplay: Are you a fit? appeared first on First Reference Talks.

First Reference Inc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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  • Are employees of a marijuana dispensary protected by employment standards?

    With news almost every week of another marijuana dispensary raided by the police, Ontarian’s have asked, can the Ministry of Labour enforce employment standards (i.e. notice of termination, overtime, etc.) in favour of individuals who work at these criminal enterprises? In short, yes. There is simply no exemption in the Employment Standards Act (“ESA”) which exempts […] The post Are employees of a...

First Reference Inc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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First Reference Inc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Federal Budget 2017-18

    On March 22, 2017, Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the Liberal Government's Federal Budget 2017, Building a Strong Middle Class, which includes various measures affecting payroll, and an abundant amount of measures that would be of interest to employers, including the extension of maternity leave to 18 months, the electronic distribution of T4 information slips, and the elimination o...

First Reference Inc

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

    The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: An employee who was dismissed for not submitting a doctor's note in a timely fashion; a firefighter who was reinstated after being dismissed for sexually harassing a co–worker; and human rights claims, made by a former employee, that were barred by terms of a final release received on termination. The post Three popular articles this we...

First Reference Inc

Category: Content
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