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2016 Top 10 First Reference Talks

We will be taking a break for the holidays. Please note that our offices and Ask the Editor service will be closed from Friday, December 22, 2017 at noon to Monday, January 1, 2018, inclusive.

 

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Top 10 most-read First Reference Talks blog posts for 2017

This year on the First Reference Talks blog we’ve been covering some of the hot topics in employment and labour law and employee management. Apart from the issue of cannabis in the workplace, there seems to be varied topics making it on the list this year. Here’s the full top 10 list of the most-read First Reference Talks blog posts from our regular bloggers for 2017:

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: a new type of damage that was awarded against an employer after workplace harassment was proven, a case in which expert evidence was not needed to claim damages for mental injury, and the public hearings on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act.

 

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IRCC announces details of global skills strategy

On June 12, 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced details of its Global Skills Strategy. First announced in November 2016, the Global Skills Strategy is intended to help promote global investment in Canada and support the Government of Canada’s Innovation and Skills Plan.

 

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Update: Ontario Liberals announce changes to labour law—and a $15 minimum wage

While rumours of a $15 minimum wage have been swirling around since the past month, the announcement comes as part of the Ontario Liberal’s bigger campaign to protect vulnerable workers. The announcement also confirmed the rumours that annual vacation pay will be rising from two weeks to three weeks for employees that have worked at their jobs for at least five years.

 

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Introducing our newest guest bloggers: Jean-Pierre A. Laporte, Sara Forte and Jeff Dutton

We are very pleased to announce that Jean-Pierre A. Laporte, Sara Forte and Jeff Dutton will be blogging regularly on First Reference Talks!

 

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Introducing our newest guest blogger: Deveen Hunter

We are very pleased to announce that Deveen Hunter M.Sc., CAPM, CHRL will be blogging regularly on First Reference Talks!

 

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Introducing our newest guest blogger: Ann Barrow

We are very pleased to announce that Ann Barrow, licensed paralegal, will be blogging regularly on First Reference Talks!

 

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Introducing our newest guest blogger: De Bousquet Professional Corporation

We are very pleased to announce that the law firm De Bousquet Professional Corporation will be blogging regularly on First Reference Talks!

 

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Introducing our newest guest blogger: Rubin Thomlinson LLP

We are very pleased to announce that the employment law firm Rubin Thomlinson LLP will be blogging on First Reference Talks! Rubin Thomlinson is a Toronto-based employment law firm dedicated to finding optimal legal solutions to challenging workplace issues.

 

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17th annual Ontario employment law conference early bird registration #learnthelatest

Registration is now open for the 17th Annual Ontario Employment Law Conference, presented by First Reference and Stringer LLP on Thursday June 2, 2016.

 

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Top 10 most read First Reference Talks posts published in 2015 and Season’s Greetings

The holidays are upon us and it is time to take a well deserved break. Please note that we will not be blogging during the holiday season from Thursday December 24, 2015, to Friday January 1, 2016, inclusive. Our bloggers will resume sharing with you, their expertise and interesting developments in the world of HR, employment law, privacy, accessibility and payroll on Monday January 4, 2016…

 

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Introducing our newest guest blogger Beyond Rewards Inc.

We are very pleased to announce that Beyond Rewards Inc. will be blogging on First Reference Talks.

 

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Turning over a new leave: ESA amendments introduce new, significant categories of leaves

Learn the latest!

2014 saw the introduction of three new leaves protected under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”).  These new leaves can result in significant absences from the workplace, which will create new human resources challenges for employers.  Professionals engaged in workforce management and HR must be aware of these new obligations to employees in order to avoid accidental breaches of the ESA.

 

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The Ontario Employment Law Conference is better than ever

Learn the latest!

Early Bird Registration Now Open: 16th Annual Employment Law Conference. Come and learn the latest!

 

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