Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with privacy in the workplace, using social media in recruiting and managing and the enactment of a Bill to make the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario a regulatory body.
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The three most viewed articles on HRinfodesk this week deal with dismissal without cause in the federally regulated sector; how an employer is allowed to discipline an employee for a discriminatory Facebook posting; and a commentary on when are the baby boomers going to start retiring and free up their jobs for the next generations.
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In a recent case the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal found that a facebook posting about a co-worker’s Mexican heritage was prohibited workplace harassment under the Human Rights Code .
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It is understandably frustrating for employers and human resources managers to try keep up with social media trends. It seems that as soon as employers (or anyone over the age of 25) has figured out the latest social media tool, the masses have moved on to the next one. Likewise it is almost impossible to amend or adapt a “social media” policy with each shift in trend.
Rob Ford fired his Chief of Staff, Mark Towhey and Steven Harper accepted the “resignation” of his Chief of Staff, Nigel Wright, the week of May 23, 2013 which has surely been the one of the worst weeks for Chiefs of Staff in Canada for a while.
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If employers were not already convinced that social media is a legitimate concern and that they need to take steps to control their employees’ use thereof, some recent events should make this even clearer. Within the last week, HMV found itself on the wrong end of extremely negative publicity after some of its [...]
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The Clawbie Awards have been announced. First Reference Talks is proud to have won a #Clawbie2012 award in the category of Legal Culture.
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The holiday season is upon us! Lights are being strung on houses, trees are going up in family rooms and the snow is beginning to stick to the ground. For most people, this time of year is all about shopping, cooking and baking and hosting in-laws over the holidays, however for employers another thing is probably on your mind; the office holiday party.
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On December 3, 2012, the 7th annual Canadian Law Blog Awards (a.k.a. the Clawbies) started receiving nominations for the best outstanding Canadian law blogs for 2012. Closing date to submit your choices is Thursday December 27th, with the winners being announced on New Year’s Eve here.
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The story about the Ontario man fired from a retail store due to insensitive online posts about the death of Amanda Todd, is not the first time we’ve seen a story like this.
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We are very pleased to announce that Simon Heath, Principal of Heath Law, Employment Lawyers, in Mississauga, Ontario, will be sharing his employment and labour law expertise with our readers on First Reference Talks, starting on August 28.
June 14, 2012 Yosie Saint-Cyr Human Resources
Connecting to co-workers and employer on social media Our last HRinfodesk poll asked readers if they connect with their boss or any of their co-workers on any social media platform. According to poll results, the majority said they don’t or never will. New mandatory health and safety workplace poster Under the Ontario Occupational [...]
- HRinfodesk poll result and commentary: Do you know what the Globally Harmonized System is? Yosie Saint-Cyr Just to clarify for readers... the training course the previous comment is referring to is the US GHS training course. The Canadian version may end... – Dec 08, 11:45 AM
- HRinfodesk poll result and commentary: Do you know what the Globally Harmonized System is? GHS Certification Training Course This training course is aimed at the worker or handler of hazardous chemicals as well as introduces them general awareness training program under OSHA 29... – Dec 08, 9:56 AM
- The Ontario Ministry of Labour is coming for retailers: 5 common ESA violations Fedup W Dabulshit The Ministry of Labour is a joke and a bad joke at that ,.. it should be dissolved immedialey and everyone associated with it fired... – Nov 25, 12:08 PM
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