The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: A case that explains the meaning of a “probationary” period for an employee; a case that awards employee on fixed-term contract; and an article that looks at current and upcoming minimum wage.
A brave new world? – Probably not but employers sometimes have to deal with 26 months’ notice and “dependant contractors”
The Ontario Court of Appeal has further shattered the “24 month maximum” myth. In Keenan v. Canac Kitchens Ltd., the Court of Appeal upheld a Trial Judge’s finding that two long service workers were “dependent contractors” and therefore entitled to 26 months’ reasonable notice on termination.
Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with presenteeism; fixed-term contract; and, changes to accessibility regulations.
Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with the importance of carefully crafting employment agreement; an employer’s offensive, distasteful and inappropriate’ motivational presentation; and, OHS worker fatality.
Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with overtime in British Columbia; fixed term contracts; and, the stigma of mental illness in the workplace.
The recent decision in Tossonian v. Cynphany Diamonds Inc. highlights the importance for both employees and employers to clearly specify the fundamental terms of an employment contract in writing including the “term” of the contract.