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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: Repeal of CPP Social Insurance Numbers Regulations and amendments; whether less-than-ideal working conditions can result in a constructive dismissal circumstance; and an employee’s reinstatement after serious misconduct.

 

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Duty to conduct workplace investigations increasing

In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the role of investigations within HR and employment law. It is well-established that employers have a duty to investigate allegations of misconduct prior to taking disciplinary action. There is also a duty to investigate allegations of harassment or discrimination. There has been much emphasis on the manner of investigating such matters, and the need to be fair and impartial while also acting expeditiously. In the HR Law for HR Professionals course that I created for Osgoode Professional Development several years ago, investigations used to be a small part of one module. They now fill an entire day of the five day course. That is a clear indication of their growing importance.

 

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The importance of workplace investigations

As I head to Osgoode Professional Development for module 3 of the course that my partner and I are Directors of, HR Law for HR Professionals, I am contemplating one of the aspects of HR law that has changed significantly in recent years: investigations.

 

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Most-viewed articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three most popular HRinfodesk articles this week deal with harassment claims in a nursing home, a summer student’s death not prevented, and implications of Canada’s aging population in the workforce.

 

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Most-viewed articles this week on HRinfodesk

The three most popular HRinfodesk articles this week deal with T2200 forms, penalizing employees, and 2013 rates for RRSP limits, YMPE limits, DPSP limits, Money Purchase limits, and Defined benefits limits.

 

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