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Legislative reform regarding sexual harassment – But is it enough?

Ontario and other jurisdictions are bringing in more protection for victims of workplace sexual harassment, but will it encourage them to come forward?

One employment relationship saved, another destroyed

Worker who apologized for leaving early multiple times deserves reinstatement, while other who didn’t stays fired: Arbitrator

College constructively dismisses director in restructuring of research centre

Applied research director given opportunity to create own position, but it was significantly less in scope and influence

‘Bullets’ comment made in heat of illegal strike not harassment

Comment and gesture made in frustration; not every inappropriate comment is harassment under employer’s policy: Arbitrator

‘Workplace’ definition confirmed for health and safety purposes

Federal Court confirms decision tying obligation to conduct safety inspection to employer’s control over location

Be mindful of the future with termination provisions

Ontario court decision finds termination clauses aren’t valid if they could violate employment standards in the future

Fired superintendents can stay in apartment: Board

Employment contract allowed superintendents the option of staying and becoming regular tenants if employment was terminated
Lyndsay Wasser, co-chair of the privacy group at McMillan LLP, sat down with Canadian HR Reporter to discuss pitfalls and benefits of using social media to conduct background checks during the recruitment process. Liz Foster reports

Employer Compliance Under the New Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Ensure your organization is on top of the recent changes to the TFWP to avoid compliance trouble and protect your foreign workers
Date: Jul 19, 2016
Time: 12 - 1 pm ET
Cost: 69.00

The Careful Workplace: From Vision to Reality

Practical implications of the National Standard of Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace for the HR and OHS professional
Date: Jul 27, 2016
Time: 12 - 1 pm ET
Cost: 69.00

Employee Off-Duty Conduct – Protecting the Workplace

The off-duty conduct of employees is a hot issue for employers right now. Here’s what your organization can do to protect itself
Without trust and straightforwardness on both sides, somebody’s going to get hurt – be it just cause or wrongful dismissal
Employment law is filled with myths and misconceptions