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CASES AND TRENDS

Foreign worker program changes impose burden on employers

Changes intended to protect Canadian jobs but will mean more red tape for employers using temporary foreign workers

The kids are all right

Family status clarified by the federal court of appeal

Option to keep working must be clear for dismissed workers

Offer to remain employed as means of mitigation must be clearly made to employee: Ontario Court of Appeal

Getting ready for Canada’s stringent anti-spam legislation

Organizations need to take steps to ensure employees comply with CASL

Fishery officer fired for associating with the enemy

Associations with drug traffickers and poachers raised suspicions, affected operations and collaborations with police

Employers are people too

Ontario court sympathizes with employer’s difficult financial circumstances

Hydro One worker fired for profane tirade reinstated

Worker acted insubordinately but was under stress and not at work
Neena Gupta, a lawyer with Gowlings in Kitchener, Ont., discusses the impact Canada's aging workforce will have on employers.

The Independent Contractor — All That Glitters is not Gold

Using independent contractors has its benefits for employers. Know how to manage the legal risk that comes with this practice so your organization can take full advantage
Employees using personal devices for business purposes can complicate privacy boundaries
Some employers take advantage of delays in system