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  • 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 first on . …

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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

    … With contributions by Andres Barker, Lawyer. In April 2014, the BC Information and Privacy Commissioner issued a report regarding the flawed process for conducting employment-related record checks in this province (see our previous blog post here). Effective January 2015, the Vancouver Police Department adopted a new Police Information Check…

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  • Just Cause: Consider the Context

    … With contributions from Trevor Thomas, Lawyer. While the phrase “just cause” has become a part of the public lexicon (so much so that it has been used as the title of a popular action-adventure video game), the term actually has a specific legal meaning that few non-lawyers are fully familiar with. In fact, in our experience, many employers…

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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?

    … holidays, but managers are not. Given this, employers looking to cut costs might be tempted to start using the Manager title more liberally. Not so fast. Just calling a person a manager is not enough to make him one. Rather, it is the substance of a person’s employment – what the worker actually does on a daily basis – that determines whether he…

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  • Employer Reference Letters: What Are You Afraid Of?

    … could include defamation or privacy violations. In response we say…could this be a tempest in a teapot? While we will concede that the above are potential risks of providing post-employment references, they are not only remote (we are unaware of any Canadian case involving a misrepresentation claim by a future employer against a former one…

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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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