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Rewriting employment standards: Gearing up for policy revisions

On Wednesday May 24, 2017, Alberta introduced Bill 17, Fair and Family Friendly Workplace Act, which is its first major overhaul of employment standards in that province since 1996. The proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Code include unpaid leaves for employees (including domestic violence leave), reduced qualification periods for leaves, increased overtime banking rates and amended vacation entitlements, to name a few.

 

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Zero tolerance for zero tolerance policies

Rarely has a phrase been so well-intentioned yet so fraught with pitfalls as “zero tolerance”.

 

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Trusted human resources leadership

Can you trust your HR Department? Trust is one of the most valuable assets in any organization and the level of trust within an organization is a key factor in long-term organizational success.

 

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It’s time for Saskatchewan employers to review HR policies

On April 29, 2014 the Saskatchewan government finally proclaimed the Saskatchewan Employment Act to be in force. The most notable changes in the Saskatchewan Employment Act in respect of employment standards are the following:

 

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