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Three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk

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Does your pay date fall on a Friday, January 1st?

A calendar anomaly created an extra payday in 2015; therefore a weekly payroll with a Friday payday is affected. There are only 52 Fridays in 2015, but the 1st day of 2016 is a Friday. Does your payday fall on Friday, January 1st, 2016? • If so…

The importance of distinguishing between an “employee” and an “independent contractor”: worker awarded damages for a common misconception made by employers

Incorrectly treating an “independent contractor” as an “employee” is a common mistake made by many employers, and one which can be both expensive and avoided.

No discrimination, but employer found liable for lack of action

An arbitrator reaffirmed that there is both a substantive and a procedural component to the duty to accommodate, and that a violation of either component will result in a finding of a violation of the Human Rights Code; and that is exactly what happened.


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Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
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 18 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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