Category: Employment Standards

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Privacy Issues in the Workplace

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Jennifer Rosser discusses recent case law regarding privacy issues in the workplace at Devry Smith Frank LLP's HR/Employment seminar on October 10, 2014. More specifically, Jennifer talks about work-issued devices such a...

Holidays, Seasonal Employees And The Employment Standards Act

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What constitutes a holiday changes over the years. The law particularly states certain holidays as public holidays such as Canada Day, Christmas, and Thanksgiving etc. Family Day is a paid public holiday under the Employ...

Handling For Cause Terminations

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Cause termination is a course of conduct by an employee which effectively amounts to a termination or a remediation of a contract and it will entitle an employer to end the contract with no reasonably notice of obligatio...

Employment Standards Update 2014

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Employment Standards Update 2014 • New leaves under ESA, Canada Labour Code and EI • Update on key cases • Proposed amendments under Bill 14 Devry Smith Frank LLP (DSF)....

Accommodation of Family Status in the Workplace

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What is family status? The Ontario Human Rights Code states that family status is the status of being in a parent and child relationship. The case law has expanded this, stating that it is not just a parent/child relatio...

Employer Accommodation of Religion in the Workplace

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There is quiet a debate on freedom of religion and freedom of expression and so it becomes an issue when dealing with how that is handled in the private world, specifically in the workplace. To understand how it is dealt...

Privacy in the Workplace From An Employment Law Perspective

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With the increasing number of computers, laptops, tablets and various hand held devices in the workplace it is important that employers and employees understand what is acceptable and what is not acceptable in regards to...

Employee vs Independent Contractors and Implications to Employers

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There is a growing trend in employers hiring independent contractors versus employees to perform services. This trend is primarily due to a number of factors creating greater flexibility, reducing overall cost and often ...

Holiday Pay, Vacation Pay & Leave of Absence

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n this video, Carrie Kennedy speaks with human resource professionals about holiday pay, vacation pay and leaves of absences for employees and other related employment law issues. While most of these areas are based ...

Social Media and Employment Law Issues – Terminations P.2

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In this video, Christopher W. Statham is a Toronto employment lawyer that talks to Toronto human resources professionals about social media and employment law issues in regards to firing employees for what they post on F...

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