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Author Archive - Andrew Taillon

Andrew Taillon was a lawyer in Cox & Palmer‘s Halifax office. He practiced mainly in labour, employment and litigation. Now he is a Barrister & Solicitor at Nova Scotia Department of Justice. Read more

Social media presenting new challenges and opportunities for people in HR

It is becoming more and more common to hear of employers “googling” prospective employees. Where a prospective employee has a significant presence on the Internet through social media, the employer may become privy to a number of facts about the prospective employee that he or she may not have known previously.

 

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Some basics on dealing with drug and alcohol issues in the workplace

It is obvious that being inebriated or otherwise impaired in the workplace is inappropriate behaviour. The issue is then how employers can protect their workplace from the imposition of drugs and alcohol, while still respecting the rights of their workers.

 

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Interprovincial labour mobility in the unionized construction sector

I recently received in my mailbox the July/August 2010 issue of Inside HRA from First Reference. It deals with interprovincial labour mobility. It’s an interesting read for anyone who works in human resources across interprovincial boundaries. Although we often take for granted that citizens may live and work in any part of Canada they please, there are often unforeseen problems. Some of these problems can be quite challenging for an employer.

 

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Dismissing an employee for cause – are reasons required?

The question of whether an employer should give reasons at the time of dismissal is an important one in employment law…

 

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Nova Scotia introduces phased-in retirement

The Nova Scotia government is in the process of finalizing amendments to the Pension Benefits Act to introduce phased-in retirement to the Nova Scotia labour force.

 

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Mandatory retirement still a working issue for employers

A brief analysis of Nilsson v. UPEI, one of the most recent cases on mandatory retirement and human rights discrimination based on age.

 

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H1N1 Nova Scotia–Questions from employers

As flu season bears down upon us, the H1N1 flu virus, or the “heiny” virus, (as some have dubbed it) is becoming a hot topic for employers and HR practitioners.

 

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