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Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

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  • Family Day February 19: Which provinces have a day off with pay?February 16, 2018

    Family Day February 19 is celebrated in Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. Family Day is recognized as a public (statutory) holiday in these provinces and employees get the day off with pay, if eligible. Note: British Columbia celebrated Fa … Read more »

  • Commitment to “comply with statute” not enough to displace common law rights on terminationFebruary 16, 2018

    A termination provision does not have to state that the parties have agreed to limit the employee’s common law rights on termination. Rather, employers must use clear language to specify that something other than the common law will apply. Last month, the Court of Appeal for Ontario released its dec … Read more »

  • Three popular articles this week on HRinfodeskFebruary 15, 2018

    Articles may require log in credentials to HRinfodesk. Termination clause validity scrutinized again The Ontario Court of Appeal just released another decision on the interpretation and enforceability of termination clauses. What’s new this tax filing season This tax filing season, many important ch … Read more »

  • Sexual harassment and Valentine’s DayFebruary 14, 2018

    This Valentine’s Day, keep in mind some tips on sexual harassment to help you make the right choice if you want to ask your co-worker to be your Valentine. By now everyone should know that sexual harassment is not permissible in the workplace, but even amidst the flurry of allegations we have seen i … Read more »

  • Wal-Mart employee awarded $250,000 in moral damages and $500,000 in punitive damagesFebruary 13, 2018

    When deciding whether to settle a case, a lawyer assesses the risks and uncertainties inherent in the litigation process including the quantum of damages that a judge will likely order for each head of damages claimed. I call this litigation risk. As I have written before, employees seldom claim onl … Read more »