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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

Disabled employee fired for misleading employer

Difference between the way worker carried herself at work and that observed outside of work was like ‘night and day’

Foreign workers denied medical coverage after status expires

Coverage of foreign workers not meant to extend past end of work permits: Court

Accommodating employee disability — It’s not all that painful

Employers must comply with both human rights and workers’ compensation legislation, but keeping it simple will make accommodation that much easier
Neena Gupta, a lawyer with Gowlings in Kitchener, Ont., discusses the impact Canada's aging workforce will have on employers.

Hiring Smart - How to Get the Best Talent and Keep It

Learn best practices for attracting the best people to your organization and avoiding liability
Date: Sep 24, 2014
Time: 12 — 1 pm ET
Cost: $69

Choosing the Right Employment Relationship

Know your options and make informed business decisions when hiring new workers
Date: Oct 2, 2014
Time: 12 — 1 pm ET
Cost: $69

Conducting an Effective Workplace Investigation

An investigation can be an effective tool or a significant liability for an employer. Learn best practices on conducting proper investigations
Is a slap on the wrist necessary if employee misconduct stems from good intentions?
Most people don't take the time to consider the purpose of a witness