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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

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Enhanced compassionate care benefits

The federal government is proposing to increase financial support for individuals taking care of sick family members with a risk of dying within 26 weeks by enhancing the compassionate care (EI) benefits provided through the Employment Insurance program.

Not reinstating employee to pre-leave position may constitute constructive dismissal and discrimination

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Small Claims Court concluded that, when an employee returned from maternity leave and was not reinstated to her original position with the same hours and salary, this constituted constructive dismissal and discrimination.

Changes to the Workers Compensation Act has significant impact on employers

The Workers Compensation Amendment Act (Bill 9) received royal assent on May 14, 2015, and increase employers’ obligations in respect of workplace health and safety.

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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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