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Case study: Why you need to periodically review your employment contract

A well-drafted employment contract is the best employment law investment an employer can make. It can enhance or expand management’s rights, and it can save the employer thousands of dollars in termination costs.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

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.

 

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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.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with presenteeism; fixed-term contract; and, changes to accessibility regulations.

 

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Poor drafting leads to finding of fixed term contract

Recently, the British Columbia Supreme Court released a decision whereby poor contractual drafting on the part of the employer resulted the court finding that there was an operative three-year fixed term that could only be terminated early by paying the balance of the contract as damages minus any amounts earned as mitigation.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

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.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

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.

 

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Danger of fixed term contract avoided

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.

 

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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with the new T4127 payroll guide; renewal of fixed-term contract; and employee resignation.

 

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Weight a factor in employment decisions

In a recent HRinfodesk poll, we asked our readers if a person’s weight had ever influenced their decision on whether to hire, promote or reward the person. The reason I was so interested in the topic is that a Quebec lawyer recently sued her former law firm because she believes the firm discriminated against her in employment because she was overweight.

 

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