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Posts about Union
  • Postmedia’s Layoffs: Words to the Wise

    … (March 24). The announcement was made under the terms of the union contract. In this case, the amount of severance unionized employees will receive, and even whether there is grounds for the layoffs at all, will be governed by their union contract (also known as a collective agreement). According to an old contract I found online, that severance…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 30 readers -
  • 3 Problems with Union Members Hiring their Own Lawyers

    … David Brown, Lawyer. I often receive requests for consultations from unionized workers dissatisfied with their employer, their union or both. Frequently, this dissatisfaction arises out of the worker having a grievance with the company, but he or she feels that they are not receiving proper representation from their union. Before going ahead…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 19 readers -
  • Workplace Dress Codes: What Employers Should Know

    … that its policy is necessary to accomplish its business purposes. In 2013, an Ontario arbitrator was asked to consider the reasonableness of a hospital employer’s policy which required employees to cover up large tattoos and remove visible, excessive piercings while at work [see Re Ottawa Hospital and CUPE, Local 4000 (Dress Code Policy…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 25 readers -
  • DAPA and the fog of (political) war

    … nature of this issue. The plaintiffs-proper who brought the injunction Action are 29 states of the Union and/or their governors. The defendants are the respective heads of the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Moreover…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 9 readers -