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Pay cut without consideration prevails, but employer caught by poor punctuation

When a workers’ compensation claim management company terminated a senior executive for cause, it left the employee without severance, avoided paying money it owed him, and refused to pay for company shares it had granted him. The employee claimed wrongful dismissal and sought reasonable notice of 13 months, as well as all moneys owing to him. Ontario’s Superior Court found in favour of the employee for the most part, but for one not-so-small matter.

2014 compensation forecast: Salary budgets projected to hold steady or go lower

Annual projections of pay increases for 2014 have been published by Hay Group, WorldatWork, Mercer, Morneau Shepell, Aon Hewitt, Towers Watson and the Quebec Employers Council. (Updated as of October 2013)

Termination of impaired employee upheld

A Canadian labour arbitrator recently upheld a termination after a senior employee showed up at work with a blood-alcohol level of 0.045. The employee admitted that he had one drink because he was having troubles with his young son keeping him awake. Although there were several mitigating factors, there were more factors that supported the termination.

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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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