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Top 10 most read First Reference Talks posts published in 2015 and Season’s Greetings

top10The holidays are upon us and it is time to take a well deserved break. Please note that we will not be blogging during the holiday season from Thursday December 24, 2015, to Friday January 1, 2016, inclusive. Our bloggers will resume sharing with you, their expertise and interesting developments in the world of HR, employment law, privacy, accessibility and payroll on Monday January 4, 2016.

We also would like to take the time to thank our regular and occasional bloggers for their valuable contributions to the First Reference Talks blog. We could not have done it without them. In addition, thanks to our loyal readership for making this blog a success.

We are signing off for 2015 with a list of the top 10 most read posts published in 2015. The issue of providing a doctor’s note and duty to accommodate seem to have been hot topics this year with several blog posts on the topics making it on the list.

Top 10 most read posts in 2015

  1. Superior Court applies the “Johnstone test” for family status discrimination in wrongful dismissal action by Stringer LLP
  2. Beware of the one month per year of service “rule”, part 3 by Alison J. Bird
  3. Common traps that many Ontario employers fall into in the course of termination by Stuart Rudner
  4. Resignation regrets: Employee’s failure to provide reasonable notice of departure costs him $56,116.11 by Vey Willetts LLP
  5. Doctor’s note not always a ticket to a successful human rights claim by Devry Smith Frank LLP
  6. Terminated for tweeting: A tale of two Toronto firefighters by Employer Advisor, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  7. Recognizing obesity as a disability – Slippery slope or basic human dignity? by Michele Glassford
  8. Is there a duty to investigate a human rights complaint? by Doug Macleod
  9. A critical look at the proposed revisions to the accessible customer service standard by Christopher Lytle MA CDS
  10. Lugonia v. Arista Homes: Pregnancy, short-term contracts and the “Code” by Kevin Sambrano

In the spirit of giving this holiday season

Happy Holidays from First ReferenceIn the spirit of giving this holiday season, First Reference Inc. has made a donation to imagine1day. As stated on their website, the goal is that by 2030, all Ethiopians will have access to quality education free of foreign aid. Their mission: “We’re developing leaders to elevate the world. As the holiday season approaches, it’s appropriate to help children get the basic education that is essential to having the opportunity for a happy and productive life.”

Season’s greetings

Our regular guest bloggers and the Staff at First Reference wishes everyone a very Happy Holiday Season and all the best for the New Year/Nos blogeures et l’Équipe de La Référence vous souhaite de belles fêtes et une bonne et heureuse année.

See you in 2016!

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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 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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