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Lessons learned the hard way: Managing short-term absences

Sometimes employers are rewarded for their efforts in being patient but persistent when dealing with absent employees! (In PDF)

Q: We are a company located in Alberta. We have an employee who has been with us for 5.3 years, and are looking to lay this employee off. This employee has a senior role in our company. The company has decided to give a working notice instead of a lieu payment. Should the employee choose not to work the notice period provided by the employer, does this become a termination then? Or are we required to pay this notice period out to the employee?

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Recent changes to smoking regulation: E-cigarettes

Regulation under the recently enacted Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015 helps facilitate the restriction on the sale and use of electronic cigarettes.

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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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