The three most popular HRinfodesk articles this week deal with end of the year 2012 and what’s new for payroll 2013, a pension plan member passes away with two spouses, and a breach of confidentiality in a settlement agreement.
How not to fire an employee The recent decision in Drake v. Blach in the Ontario Superior Court provides a good example of how not to go about firing an employee. (In PDF) Charity runs afoul of Canada Revenue Agency Deciding to retain a contractor rather than an employee can be the right [...]
I recently read a case coming out of the Alberta Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner dealing with an access to information request. Though this was a case dealing with a public body, the principle applies to any information request: there was simply no reason to deny the disclosure of information.
In general, an employer, manager, supervisor or HR professional discussing an employee’s medical condition with other employees is just plain inappropriate…
On October 5, 2010, the Ontario government introduced Bill 110, the Good Government Act, 2010, an omnibus bill that, if passed, would amend various pieces of legislation, including the Employment Standards Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. The changes include general housekeeping measures, as well as some technical improvements and modernization measures. Specifically, regarding the employment law related changes, schedule 7 of Bill 110 makes the following key changes…
One of the most difficult decisions employees or applicants have to make is to decide whether to inform their employer of their non-obvious disabilities. Why?