The third Monday in January is colloquially known as “Blue Monday,” the so-called saddest day of the year. It sums up the feeling of come down after the holiday season, and the cold, dark days often associated with January.
In light of the huge spike in remote working in 2020, the federal government has introduced a streamlined option for how employees can claim home office expenses.
I have received many calls from employers asking what to do if an employee refuses to follow COVID-19 public health guidelines. In one case, an arbitrator upheld the discharge of a unionized employee who did not follow COVID public health guidelines.