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  • Federal Budget 2017-18March 23, 2017

    Photo: Government of Canada website On March 22, 2017, Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the Liberal Government’s Federal Budget 2017, Building a Strong Middle Class, which includes various measures affecting payroll, and an abundant a… Click here to read the rest of the article … Read more »

  • Three popular articles this week on HRinfodeskMarch 23, 2017

    Articles may require log in credentials to HRinfodesk. Employee dismissed for not submitting doctor’s note in timely fashion The Ontario Superior Court of Justice found that a 14–year employee’s failure to provide a doctor’s note for her absences in … Click here to read the rest of the article … Read more »

  • Family status: The employee’s obligation under “the Code”March 22, 2017

    The recent decision of Misetich v. Value Village Stores Inc. reaffirms that family status accommodation under the Human Rights Code (“the Code”) is a joint obligation, involving both the employee and employer. Background The applicant, Ms. Misetich,… Click here to read the rest of the article … Read more »

  • Probationary clauses: A double-edged sword for employersMarch 21, 2017

    “The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently reiterated that while probationary clauses can be useful to employers, they also impose obligations on employers to which they would otherwise not be subject.” Many employers find it necessary to… Click here to read the rest of the article … Read more »

  • Fast food firing leads to aggravated damagesMarch 20, 2017

    A recent BC Supreme Court decision finding a fast food employee was wrongfully dismissed and entitled to aggravated damages has been making newspaper headlines across the country. In Ram v. Michael Lacombe Group Inc. (c.o.b. Burger King and Burger… Click here to read the rest of the article … Read more »