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2014-15 province-wide ESA inspection blitzes

The Ontario Ministry of Labour proactive enforcement blitz and initiative schedules for the Employment Standards Program have been announced. The goal of these inspection blitzes is to ensure worker rights are protected and enhance employers’ awareness of their responsibilities under the Employment Standards Act and Regulations. Province-wide workplace inspection blitzes for 2014-2015 include:

Disclosure about departing employee allowed under privacy law

When a manager sent an email to staff about a former employee’s new job with a different company, the individual complained to the Alberta Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner that the employer did not have authority to disclose her personal information in the email.

Lucky employer loses severance battle but escapes large payment

When a spat over a bonus turned a friendly employment relationship into a termination without cause, a British Columbia employer thought it had an enforceable policy in place to limit the employee’s severance to the statutory minimum.

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Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 15 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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