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  • The chalk dust has not settled on strike action at Ontario schools: What’s an employer to do?

    By now you have all heard, whether from news reports or from your school board, that the thousands of CUPE members employed as custodial staff, early childhood educators, special education assistants and/or office administration staff of various School Boards reached an 11th hour agreement with the … Read more »

  • Thanksgiving Day in Canada: Monday, October 14

    In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October every year. This year, Thanksgiving Day is Monday, October 14. Statutory (public) holiday Thanksgiving Day is a public (statutory) holiday in all jurisdictions across Canada, except for the Atlantic provinces (New Brunswick, Newfo … Read more »

  • 8 tips on keeping an investigation confidential

    Recently, I was on an airplane returning to Toronto from Sudbury. Apart from what I’m about to tell you, the flight was unremarkable. Friendly flight attendants served a selection of drinks and snacks. The flight jostled us across the sky with its typical turbulence. I sipped some wine, lamented how … Read more »

  • Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

    Articles may require login credentials to HRinfodesk. Morneau Shepell survey shows salaries are expected to increase by 2.7 percent in 2020 Despite slowed economic growth, employers in Canada are expecting base salaries to rise by an average of 2.7 percent in 2020, according to Morneau Shepell. Work … Read more »

  • Ministry of Labour inspections

    The Ministry of Labour (MOL or the Ministry) has been busy implementing its Healthy and Safe Ontario Workplaces Strategy. Introduced by the previous Wynne government, the initiative has focused on small Ontario industrial businesses. A small business is one with fewer than 50 workers.  Occupational … Read more »