Employer

  • Richard Johnson Quoted in Lawyers Daily: Bill 177

    … Richard Johnson lends his insight on the recent legislative changes around Domestic Violence Leave in Lawyers Daily Read on to learn why Ontario’s Bill 177 may be progressive for employees facing domestic abuse, but it could pose logistical hurdles for business owners HERE. The post Richard Johnson Quoted in Lawyers Daily: Bill 177 appeared…

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  • Employment Standards: Why Ignorance is Not Bliss for Employers

    … Lawyer Erin Kizell, Contributor. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Lawyers know this idiom well, since it’s one of the first things taught in law school. Unfortunately, some non-lawyers are not familiar with it and, even when they are, may not have a full understanding of its implications. A group of Ontario employers recently learned what…

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  • Should I Ask for a Criminal Record Check? 4 Tips for Employers

    … (PIC) policy as a result of the recommendations in that report. According to the VPD, their new policy, which can be found here, balances the public safety interests and human rights of citizens. In the meantime, we thought it would be helpful to revisit the issue here in our blog, and provide guidance to employers wanting to request police…

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  • Just Cause: Consider the Context

    … offered a helpful review of the key aspects of a cause analysis. Here are some of the highlights: The “capital punishment” of employment law. The Court emphasized the importance of work and the essential role it plays in a person’s life, and described dismissal for cause as the “most severe punishment known to Canadian employment law”, explaining…

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  • Need a Green Card for Your Nanny? Good News!

    … visa? To apply for an EB-3 visa, an applicant will need to demonstrate the following: A permanent, full-time job offer from a U.S. employer. Labor certification – The employer and his/her Miami immigration lawyer will need to obtain an approved labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor. The labor certification confirms…

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  • Manager or Employee – Why Does It Matter?

    … With contributions by Trevor Thomas, Lawyer. You’ve just been offered a promotion to [Fill in the Blank] Manager – congratulations! If you’re lucky, your change in job title will bring with it increased compensation and authority. In British Columbia, there are also employment law implications to holding a management position. This post deals…

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  • Employer Reference Letters: What Are You Afraid Of?

    …), but easily managed. And, as the case law summarized above suggests, the risks of refusing to provide a reference are much greater. So, mindful of all of the above, what’s a responsible employer to do? Here are some tips for those of you wishing to maintain reference writing as part of good business practice: Establish a policy regarding the type…

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  • Employees, Social Media and Just Cause: Lessons for Employers

    … to insubordination. In each of Chatham-Kent (Municipality) v CAW-Canada Local 127, Lougheed Imports Ltd v UFCW Local 1518 and Wasaya Airways LP v ALPA, a unionized employee was dismissed for making negative, offensive comments about his/her employer on a blog or Facebook page. In each case, the employee’s termination was upheld by the arbitrator…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 35 readers -
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