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  • Blue Monday and employee mental health

    The third Monday in January is colloquially known as “Blue Monday,” the so-called saddest day of the year. It sums up the feeling of come down after the holiday season, and the cold, dark days often associated with January. Continue reading Blue Monday and employee mental health … Read more »

  • Employee tax deductions for working from home during 2020

    In light of the huge spike in remote working in 2020, the federal government has introduced a streamlined option for how employees can claim home office expenses. Continue reading Employee tax deductions for working from home during 2020 … Read more »

  • Violating COVID-19 public health guidelines = Just cause

    I have received many calls from employers asking what to do if an employee refuses to follow COVID-19 public health guidelines. In one case, an arbitrator upheld the discharge of a unionized employee who did not follow COVID public health guidelines. Continue reading Violating COVID-19 public health … Read more »

  • Performance concerns irrelevant if dismissed without cause

    In Ontario, employees can be dismissed in one of two ways: without cause or with cause. The threshold for establishing just cause for dismissal is high, particularly when it is performance-based. Continue reading Performance concerns irrelevant if dismissed without cause … Read more »

  • Miscommunications between HR and Payroll lead to $115,000 overpayment

    Miscommunications between HR and Payroll, and documentation shortcuts resulted in a $115,000.00 overpayment of separation payments. (See Kearns v. Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (“Kearns”)). Continue reading Miscommunications between HR and Payroll lead to $115,000 overpayment … Read more »