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Taking a stand against workplace bullies

Fighting workplace bullying is more of a challenge — and more of a priority — with more ways for bullying to happen

Bus driver given another chance after multiple suspensions

Employee sent letter after termination acknowledging his misconduct and vowing to be better if given another chance

Navigating Ontario’s new leaves of absence

Three new types of job-protected leave brings total to 10 in Ontario; more help for employees means more work for employers managing absenteeism

Major changes for specialized knowledge workers

It’s not as easy for foreign workers and their employers to avoid the LMO process by claiming specialized skills

Employment contract bars unjust dismissal complaint

Termination clause specified Canada Labour Code minimums — which employer fulfilled — and employee had no evidence of unjust dismissal factors

Employer too suspicious of medical leave following rejection of vacation request

Confusion over vacation request led to stress and anxiety for mine worker; worker observed doing landscape work while on medical leave for stress

Preparing for the aging workforce

No mandatory retirement and an aging population means employers must adapt to having older workers
Neena Gupta, a lawyer with Gowlings in Kitchener, Ont., discusses the impact Canada's aging workforce will have on employers.

How to Get the Best Talent and Keep It: A Guide for Employers

Learn best practices for attracting the best people to your organization and avoiding liability
The duty to accommodate doesn’t just rest with the employer; employees must do their part as well
Jian Ghomeshi case highlights issues around disciplinary process