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Top 10 most-read First Reference Talks blog posts for 2017

First Reference Talks blogThis year on the First Reference Talks blog we’ve been covering some of the hot topics in employment and labour law and employee management. Apart from the issue of cannabis in the workplace, there seems to be varied topics making it on the list this year.

Here’s the full top 10 list of the most-read First Reference Talks blog posts from our regular bloggers for 2017:

  1. Government of Canada amends the Citizenship Act, Henry Chang
  2. 7 ways to decrease negativity in a working environment, Beyond Rewards Inc
  3. An employer’s duty to inquire into mental illness, Doug Macleod, MacLeod Law
  4. Ontario considers big changes to Employment Standards Act and Labour Relations Act, Simon Heath, Heath Law
  5. What happens if an employer fails to provide a timely Record of Employment (“ROE”) for departing employees?, Jeff Dutton, Dutton Employment Law
  6. Father fired for seeking parental leave awarded $62,000 in damages, De Bousquet PC Barristers and Solicitors
  7. Contract enforceability: Signing the employment contract prior to the start date, Lisa Stam, Spring Law
  8. Uncertainty with termination clauses continues, Vey Willetts LLP
  9. Dealing with marijuana in the workplace, Stuart Rudner, Rudner Law
  10. Bill 148 passes (but not before a few last-minute changes were made), Employer Advisor, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

In addition, we looked at the top three most-read posts from occasional contributors, and they include:

  1. Probationary periods in Canada: Are they legal?, David M. Brown, Kent Employment Law
  2. Cannabis in the workplace, Luc Deshaies, Partner and Elisabeth Gauthier, Associate, Gowling WLG
  3. Entitlement to bereavement leave in Ontario, Sean P. Bawden, Partner, Kelly Santini LLP

We want to thank all our regular and occasional contributors for their contributions to First Reference Talks in 2017.

Thanks to all our readers for reading the blog and we love hearing from you so feel free to write us in the comments below or join the conversation on Twitter. See you in 2018!

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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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