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Negligent misrepresentations during the interview process

The BC Court of Appeal decision in Feldstein v. 364 Northern Development Corporation provided employers with a reminder that negligent misrepresentation during the hiring process can prove to be a costly mistake.

 

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Changements majeurs au Code canadien du travail

Le projet de loi C-86, intitulé Loi no 2 d’exécution du budget de 2018 (la « Loi »), a reçu la sanction royale le 13 décembre 2018. La Loi apporte d’importants changements touchant les milieux de travail de réglementation fédérale assujettis au Code canadien du travail, dont la plupart entreront en vigueur de manière échelonnée en 2019.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with termination clauses, 2018-2019 payroll rates and changes to the Employment Insurance Act.

 

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Welcome to 2019 with new employment and labour law rules and obligations across Canada: A summary

Welcome to 2019 and a load of new employment and labour law rules and obligations across Canada.

 

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Top 10 Ontario employment law stories of 2018

In 2018 there were many new developments in the employment law world. Here are my top 10 stories of
the year:

 

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Top 10 most-read First Reference Talks blog posts for 2018

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.

 

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ONSC judge would have ordered at least 36 months reasonable notice – If requested

What is the appropriate notice period for a 62 year-old, 37 years tenured Senior Vice President, who is terminated without cause and left without any comparable employment opportunities?

 

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Differences between executive and non-executive employment contracts

Executive employment contracts are drafted, unusually, in favor of the employee, rather than the employer as is the case in 99% of all non-executive employment contracts. This is not unreasonable, however.

 

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Wrongful dismissal in Ontario: how do we calculate the value of lost benefits?

When an employee is fired and not given sufficient notice, a common point of dispute becomes how to properly calculate the lost value of non-monetary benefits.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with working remotely, 2019 payroll rates and random drug and alcohol testing.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with labour and employment law reforms, payroll rates for 2019 and motor vehicle allowances.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with holiday parties, the recent proposed amendments to the Ontario ESA introduced by Bill 47 and 2019 payroll rates.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with 2019 payroll rates, proposed changes to the Employment Insurance Act and issuing ROEs on time.

 

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Remembrance Day, a public holiday for some, memorial day for others

Remembrance Day falls on Sunday, November 11 in 2018. Although Remembrance Day was declared a legal holiday like Canada Day and Victoria Day under the federal Holidays Act on March 1, 2018, provinces and territories determine which days are public holidays in their regions.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with maximum pensionable earnings and Canada Pension Plan contribution rates for 2019, smoking and vaping signage and fringe benefits.

 

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