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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.

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

Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

Learn and follow best practices when handling employee mental health issues to make accommodation as easy as possible on both the employee and your organization
Date: Oct 14, 2014
Time: 12 — 1 pm ET
Cost: $69

Mobile Device Management - Finding the Program That Fits

Balance the benefits with the legal obligations of employees using mobile devices for work
Number of temporary foreign worker applications by employers nosedives after changes
Recent case highlights importance of enforceable termination clauses