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Consultation on proposed income tax changes

The Department of Finance just released for consultation draft legislative proposals that would amend the Income Tax Act and implement a range of important tax measures from Economic Action Plan 2012-A Plan for Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity.The relevant draft legislative proposals of interest to employers include the following four measures:

Loss of reputation and obstruction of justice damage awards following a hasty and insensitive termination

This case confirms that an employee can recover for damage to his reputation caused by the manner of termination of his employment. Employers beware!

Not sensible to allow employees to perform work that is medically proscribed

This case shows, among other things, that employers may need to be more careful in allowing employees with medical restrictions to perform work that is medically proscribed.

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Yosie Saint-Cyr

Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 15 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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