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  • A non-competition clause (or non-compete clause) is a passage in an employment contract which purports to prohibit employees from working for another employer or starting their own business which competes with their employer during and after employment. The post The non-competition clause – Drafting and cautionary notes appeared first on First Reference Talks.

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  • Thursday June 21, 2018, marks National Aboriginal Day in Canada. This day of recognition and celebration honours the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The post Celebrating National Aboriginal Day appeared first on First Reference Talks.

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  • The intolerance brought on by the #MeToo movement is being mirrored in Human Rights Tribunal decisions across the country as awards for damages relating to sexual harassment show an upward trend. There are also other changes brewing in human rights law, particularly in Ontario. A recent decision on age discrimination and benefit coverage may require significant amendments to employer benefit plans...

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  • In Robinson v. H.J. Heinz Company of Canada LP, Stinson J. found that the Plaintiff, a long term employee of the Defendant, had been constructively dismissed when the Defendant progressively stripped responsibilities from her position after a merger. The post Not so constructive feedback: Employer’s unilateral changes result in constructive dismissal appeared first on First Reference Talks.

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  • The pending legalization of recreational marijuana has raised concerns for employers as to how legalization may impact their workplaces and what steps may be taken to protect staff, ensure safety and avoid loss of productivity. The post Sober, safe and productive workplaces: Managing the legalization of recreational marijuana appeared first on First Reference Talks.

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  • The Fraser Institute recently announced that June 10 is Tax Freedom Day 2018 (although the date varies depending on where you live in Canada). According to the Fraser Institute calculations, from that day onward, employees are finally working for themselves and their families. Moreover, if you had to pay all your taxes up front to different levels of government, you are now in the clear to keep th...

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  • The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with the bill that will legalize marijuana and the new smoke-free rules related to cannabis, as well as a successful challenge to the right to terminate group benefits for employees aged 65 and older. The post Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk appeared first on First Reference Talks.

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  • Employers aren’t expected to be experts in mental health or mental disability. Mental illness and the mental disability it can cause are complex medical issues, and there may be times when the employer needs to seek expert medical advice or guidance. The post The duty to accommodate mental disability: 5 practical tips to help employers mentally prepare appeared first on First Reference Talks.

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  • Workflow and infrastructure will need to adjust if employees are working remotely. The more paperless and automated, the easier it is to make the transition to remote work. Video conferencing, phone calls and some sort of in-person meeting on a regular basis are all good practices to make sure that employees working from home still have an opportunity for in-person communication with other employe...

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  • When determining whether the GDPR applies to our organization, it is important to ask questions such as, “Do I have an establishment in the EU?”, “Do I offer goods or services to individuals in the EU?”, and “Do I monitor the behaviour of individuals in the EU?” The post The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25, 2018 – what does this mean for Canadian or...

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  • The right to accommodation, and the widespread acceptance of medical marijuana, does not mean that employees have a right to use marijuana at work. Safety considerations will be taken into account and although zero tolerance policies will not be automatically enforced, they will be enforced when appropriate. The post Accommodation of medical marijuana appeared first on First Reference Talks.

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  • With the Ontario provincial election looming, the three major political parties are on very different paths with their plans for for labour and employment law. The Liberals seem to be aiming to maintain the status quo. The Progressive Conservatives are aiming to freeze minimum wage and the New Democratic Party has plans for sweeping changes to both the labour and employment law regimes. The post W...

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  • Before the Ontario legislature closed for business pending the outcome of the June 7 election, Ontario enacted Bill 3, which imposes new obligations on employers relating to the hiring process and the reporting of workplace compensation. Bill 3 presents new risks but also opportunities for all employers in the province. The post New compensation rules will affect all Ontario employers appeared fir...

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