• Bonuses: Rewarding Performance or Retention?4

    … What happens when a bonus is tied not just to performance, but also retention? And how can both employers and employees safeguard their rights? Richard Johnson considers these questions in his latest case law update. Read Richard’s review of the recent Ontario decision in Bois v. MD Physician Services Inc. here. The post Bonuses: Rewarding Performance or Retention?4 appeared first on . …

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  • Gender-Based Dress Codes: Do We Need Another Law?

    … the Workers Compensation Act, the partial rationale for the new law appears to be one of health / safety – as Dr. Weaver pointed out when introducing the Bill earlier this month, high heels can be “extremely uncomfortable and unsafe”.) Interestingly, however, such gender-based discrimination is already prohibited by the British Columbia Human Rights Code…

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  • Probation: Why Bother?

    …. The January 2017 BC Supreme Court decision in Ly v. British Columbia (Interior Health Authority) inspired us to consider the issue from a different perspective. Put simply: Are probationary periods necessary or advisable? The Case of Ly v. IHA Mr. Ly’s employment contract with IHA included a 6 month probationary period for new employees. When he…

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  • The High Cost of Workplace Abuse

    … Contributor, Richard Johnson. Earlier this year, the Ontario Court of Appeal made an example of Mississauga employer Applied Consumer and Clinical Evaluations (ACCE ) when it ordered it to pay former employee Vicky Struckwick almost a quarter million dollars as compensation for her dismissal and the “campaign of abuse” she suffered…

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