First Reference company logo

First Reference Talks

News and Discussions on Payroll, HR & Employment Law

decorative image

Just cause termination

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.

 

, , , , , , , , , ,

Why bother with employment contracts?

I had a client recently ask why he would bother going through the cost and efforts of doing up an employment contract, if he was going to have to fight with ex–employees’ lawyers and pay out a package in a without cause situation anyway. Good question.

 

, , , , , , , , ,

Arbitrator upholds just cause termination in part on negative Facebook post

Social media has become entrenched in our society and millions of employees use it on a daily basis. However, employees are warned that making negative comments about their employers on social media can have significant repercussions. Arbitrator Norm Jesin recently upheld a just cause termination, in part, because the Grievor had made negative comments about the employer on Facebook after his employment had been terminated.

 

, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Crime at work: The sometimes criminal consequences of workplace misconduct

Misconduct at work is typically met with discipline or, if particularly bad, perhaps dismissal. There are occasions, however, where employee misconduct will also merit criminal charges.

 

, , , , , , , , , ,

Three of the most popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

Three of the most popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with the definition of family member for Alberta’s new compassionate care leave; when to amend a T4A; and the termination of an employee for offensive Facebook comments.

 

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,